Racing News

Baltimore Belle, Bold Affair Headline Conniver Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 03-08-12---With eleven named to start, the spotlight is on open stakes winners Baltimore Belle and Bold Affair in Saturday’s $75,000 Conniver Stakes at Laurel Park, which is restricted to Maryland-bred fillies and mares.

They will be joined at the start by state-bred stakes winners Access to Charlie, Art of the Hunt and seven other runners in the 7-furlong test on the main track.

Millionreasonswhy Adds Wide Country Stakes To Growing Resume

LAUREL, MD. 03-03-12---Sagamore Farms’ Millionreasonswhy powered to the front and was hand ridden to victory in today’s feature at Laurel Park, the $100,000 Wide Country Stakes for three-year-old fillies.

Laurel Park's Xtra Heat A Hall Of Fame Finalist

LAUREL, MD. 03-02-12---Laurel Park-based sprinting sensation Xtra Heat is one of the finalists for the National Museum of Racing’s 2012 Hall of Fame.

Four Stakes Winners Entered In Wide Country Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 03-02-12---Millionreasonswhy is one of four stakes winners entered in Saturday’s $100,000 Wide Country Stakes. The race for 3-year-old fillies goes 7-furlongs on Laurel Park’s main track.

The Lumber Guy Rumbles To Victory In Miracle Wood Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 02-25-12---The Lumber Guy lived up to the hype with an impressive victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes at Laurel Park. The son of Grand Slam earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 90 in his only previous start, a maiden score at Aqueduct last month for trainer Michael Hushion.

The Lumber Guy Headlines Saturday's Miracle Wood Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 02-24-12---The numbers jump off the page on The Lumber Guy, the 7-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes at Laurel Park. The 7-furlong test drew a field of nine colts and geldings.

The Lumber Guy earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 90 in his only start, a maiden win at Aqueduct last month for trainer Michael Hushion. The son of Grand Slam showed early speed against restricted company before drawing off to a 9-1/4 length victory. Julian Pimentel gets his first chance on the colt.

Dale Capuano Becomes The 27th Member Of The 3,000-Win Club

LAUREL, MD. 02-23-12---Twelve days after Todd Pletcher became the 26th trainer in North America to win 3,000 races, Maryland mainstay Dale Capuano joined the elite group with a victory by Father Mudd ($12.40) in Thursday afternoon’s ninth race at Laurel Park.

Prominent Owner, Breeder Sondra Bender Passes

LAUREL, MD. 02-23-12---The Maryland racing community lost one of its most prominent members when owner and breeder Sondra Bender passed away Wednesday afternoon after a battle with uterine cancer. She was 78 years old.

Dutrow Runners Finish One-Two In General George Handicap

LAUREL, MD. 02-20-12---Yawanna Twist and This Ones for Phil, from the powerful New York barn of trainer Rick Dutrow finished one-two respectively in today’s President’s day feature at Laurel Park, the $200,000 General George Handicap (G2).

Magical Feeling Wins Thrilling Barbara Fritchie Handicap

LAUREL, MD. 02-18-12---Overlooked in the wagering at 27-1, Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds LLC’s Magical Feeling was in mid-stretch and in fifth place when she erupted to win the $200,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2).