Racing News

$250,000 General George (G2) Quotes

LAUREL, MD. 02/16/15

            Jockey Kendrick Carmouche (Misconnect):  "My horse broke really well and I thought if I kept him close he would finish the last eighth of a mile and win. But I knew I had to keep him close. If you look at his races, he only wins from the sixteenth pole. If he's in contention, he will win. But if he's too far off, he won't make up the distance. 

$100,000 Miracle Wood Quotes

LAUREL, MD. 02/16/15

            Trainer  Donald H. Barr (Savvy Street):  "It went like I planned it. I wanted to bring him off the pace a little bit and  Forest [jockey Forest Boyce] is the best at that.  It was a tough race. The scratch of one of the favorites helped, but my horse has been improving over time. I'm excited to see him go two turns. This is his last one turn race. We hope to go to Pimlico and see what happens.

$100,000 Wide Country Quotes

LAUREL, MD. 02/16/15

        Trainer Robin Graham (Gypsy Judy):  "I'm really thrilled for this filly. She has been doing everything perfect in the A. M. She really learned a lot from her maiden win. She's been like a different horse [since then]. The post position was perfect for her today. And the race developed like I hoped it would. She was in a perfect position and when she was asked to run she really responded well. This track probably favored her style a little bit today. 

Lady Sabelia Shows the Way in Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie Handicap Victory

Page McKenney Prevails in $100,000 John B. Campbell Handicap with Late Kick
Lunar Surge Surges Late to Capture $100,000 Maryland Racing Media  

            LAUREL, MD. 02/14/15---Mrs. Frank P. Wright’s Lady Sabelia demonstrated an affinity for Laurel Park’s racing surface once again Saturday, speeding to her fourth-straight victory over the main track to run away with the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2), a seven-furlong event for fillies and mares.

$100,000 Maryland Racing Media Quotes

LAUREL, MD. 02/14/15

Winning Jockey Jose Ortiz (Lunar Surge)

              "She broke well but got in trouble on the first turn. I had to relax her a bit so I took her back and she came out of it good. I tried to save all the ground I could. I had an option to go four or six wide or wait and take a chance on rail. My move paid off. When I cut in and asked her for run, she took off.  

$300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) Quotes

LAUREL, MD. 02/14/15

Winning Trainer Robin Graham (Lady Sabelia)

            "She has been getting better from a year and 1/2 ago. She is cool and relaxed about everything. Whatever you ask her to do she does. This one is good for the home team. She only ran four times last year because of an eye problem. Whenever she is off that is why. We haven't thought past today...wanted to see where this goes. I will consider taking her to bigger things. I don't give Horacio a lot of instructions. He knows not to get into a fight with her."

$100,000 John B. Campbell Quotes

LAUREL, MD. --- 02/14/15

Winning Jockey Horacio Karamanos (Page McKenney)

            "This horse is unbelievable.  He broke sharp and showed early speed. I didn't want to go to the lead because I didn't want to fight with the leader at the beginning of the race. So I took position right behind where he was nice and comfortable. Turning for home he picked it up and had a nice kick to end. Today he showed me he has a big heart"

Laurel Park Cancels Sunday Races

Will Remain Open for Simulcast Wagering    

 Racing Resumes Monday with $250,000 General George (G3)

Shippers Looking To Conquer General George (G3)

Florida, California Invaders Targeting $250,000 Stakes

            LAUREL, MD. 02/13/15 --- Horses from the warm climates of Florida and California are among the leading contenders with sights set on Monday’s 37th running of the $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park.

            The seven-furlong General George for 3-year-olds and up drew a field of 12 and highlights a special Presidents Day holiday card that includes the $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes and $100,000 Wide Country Stakes and caps Laurel Park’s Winter Carnival.

Video On Making of Horse Ice Sculptures at Laurel Park Winter Carnival

            LAUREL, MD. 02/13/15 --- The link below provides a fascinating short video on the making of the horse ice sculptures to be featured this weekend at Laurel Park's Winter Carnival. Sculptures will include 2014 Preakness winner and Horse of the Year California Chrome.