Racing News

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.

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.