Racing News

Onus Sparkles in Grade 3 Commonwealth Oaks Triumph

McGaughey-Trained Filly Romps to 3rd Straight Laurel Win
 LAUREL, MD – Stuart Janney III’s Onus owned the Laurel Park turf course for the third straight race Saturday while establishing herself as a graded-stakes winner in the $150,000 Commonwealth Oaks (G3).

Lael Stable's Exaggerated Impressive in Oakley

Rose Brier Wins Bert Allen for Second Consecutive Year
 LAUREL, MD - Lael Stable's Exaggerated, a 3-year-old daughter of Blame who sold for $250,000 at auction, remained undefeated Saturday when she impressively drew away from nine other fillies to win the $60,000 Oakley by 4 1/2 lengths.

Lola Beaux Steps up to Graded Company; Red Sashay Looks to Increase Value; Virginia-Breds in Spotlight

LAUREL, MD - Gregory Bentley's Lola Beaux, a daughter of Equiano who began her career in Ireland, steps into graded-stakes company Saturday when she faces 11 other 3-year-old fillies in the $150,000 Commonwealth Oaks (G3) at Laurel Park.
The 1 1/8 mile Oaks, presented by the Virginia Equine Alliance, highlights an 11-race card at Laurel. First race post is 1:10 p.m. 

Onus Set for Return to Laurel for Grade 3 Commonwealth Oaks

McGaughey-Trained Filly to Face 11 Foes in Saturday’s Turf Feature
 LAUREL, MD – Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey will try to build on recent successes at Laurel Park Saturday when he will be represented by Stuart Janney III’s Onus in the $150,000 Commonwealth Oaks (G3).

One Go All Go Scores 35-1 Upset in $400,000 Commonwealth Derby (G2)

 LAUREL, MD – Preston Stables and Prestonwood Racing’s One Go All Go made history Saturday at Laurel Park while posting a front-running victory at 35-1 odds in the $400,000 Commonwealth Derby (G2).

Mr Speaker Makes a Statement with Win in $250,000 Commonwealth Cup (G2)

 LAUREL, MD – Phipps Stable’s Mr Speaker made a statement in Saturday’s $250,000 Commonwealth Cup (G2) at Laurel Park, making it perfectly clear that he’s back in the form that made him one of two Grade 1 stakes winners in the seven-horse field.

Mr Speaker Amped Up for Saturday’s Grade 2 Commonwealth Cup

Force the Pass Brings Excellence into Grade 2 Commonwealth Derby
Cut to Order Stepping Up for Bid to Win Sixth Race in a Row
 LAUREL, MD – Phipps Stable’s Mr Speaker, who ranked among the very best 3-year-olds on turf last year, is scheduled to seek his first graded-stakes success of the 2015 season in Saturday’s $250,000 Commonwealth Cup (G2) at Laurel Park.

5K Run, Golf Tournament, Peb Celebration

All Part of Maryland Million Week
Runners to Go Through Starting Gate at Laurel to Benefit Special Olympics Maryland
Golf Tourney at Manor Hills, Named one of Top Five Renovations by Golf Magazine
The Art of Pierre Bellocq Kicks off Events Friday, Oct. 2 

Legendary Seeks Firmer Footing in Grade 2 Commonwealth Cup

Seven-Horse Field Features Grade 1 Winners Mr Speaker, Up With the Birds 
 LAUREL, MD – Trainer Niall Saville entered Legendary for Saturday’s $250,000 Commonwealth Cup (G2) at Laurel Park Wednesday, hoping to relive a moment of triumph provided by the
British import last September.

Force the Pass Seeks Rebound in Saturday’s Grade 2 Commonwealth Derby

 LAUREL, MD –Richard Santulli’s Force the Pass is on quest to reestablish himself as the premier 3-year-old turf horse in North America Saturday in the $400,000 Commonwealth Derby (G2) at Laurel Park.