Racing News

Pimlico's Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show A Huge Success

BALTIMORE, 07-14-12---With nearly 800 entries in 16 classes,the inaugural Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show today at Pimlico Race Course “exceeded all expectations”, according to show manager Georganne Hale. The event was the brainchild of Hale, the Maryland Jockey Club’s racing secretary, and Adena Springs retirement program manager Stacie Clark-Rogers.

Russell, Kobiskie Capture Laurel Park Winter Meet Titles

LAUREL, MD. 03-24-12---The 12-week Laurel Park winter meeting ended today with Sheldon Russell and Dane Kobiskie winning individual titles. The 48-day stand began at the central Maryland track on January 4.

Eighttofasttocatch Captures Harrison Johnson Memorial Stakes For Second Consecutive Year

LAUREL, MD. 03-24-12---Sylvia Heft’s Eighttofasttocatch had to work hard for it, but at the finish he was the repeat winner of the $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Stakes, the closing day feature at Laurel Park.

Eighttofasttocatch Towers Over Rivals In Harrison Johnson Memorial Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 03-22-12---Defending champion Eighttofasttocatch has a mile and an eighth to dispense with five rivals in Saturday’s $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Stakes, the closing day feature of the winter meeting at Laurel Park.

107-1 Longshot Captures Wednesday Finale

LAUREL, MD. 03-21-12---Janon Fisher III’s Wire Funds was completely overlooked in the wagering, as he entered the starting gate for the Wednesday finale at odds of 107-1 but the oversight meant nothing to the home-bred when he launched a furious rally to post the surprising victory.

Raconteur Gets Up In Time To Take Private Terms Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 03-17-12---Dogwood Stable’s Raconteur caught Hakama in the final jump to win the $100,000 Private Terms Stakes, the feature offering on a spring-like, St. Patrick’s Day afternoon at Laurel Park.

Dead Heat Highlights Friday Card

LAUREL, MD. 03-16-12---Milwaukee Chief and Arctic Raven provided a thrilling finish to today’s seventh race at Laurel Park, hitting the wire together in a dead heat.

Nine Closely Matched Three-Year-Olds Meet In Private Terms Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 03-15-12--- Saturday feature, the $100,000 Private Terms Stakes, has come up a wide open affair as nine 3-year-olds are slated to race one mile over Laurel Park’s main track.

Dangerous Lad (5-2), a New York based son of Bob and John, is two for three lifetime with an impressive maiden victory at Woodbine and a strong win over optional claimers at Aqueduct in late January. Trainer John Terranova has named Abel Castellano to ride.

Turf Season Begins Saturday Afternoon

LAUREL, MD. 03-14-12---In a sure sign that spring has arrived, Saturday afternoon’s card at Laurel Park will include the first two turf races of the year, exactly one week before the end of the winter meeting.

Bold Affair An Impressive Winner Of Conniver Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 03-10-12---Bold Affair quickly opened a clear advantage on her way to an easy victory over filly and mare rivals in the $75,000 Conniver Stakes, today’s feature at Laurel Park.