Racing News

Mystic Love Rallies To Win Selima Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 10-27-12---John Davison’s Mystic Love broke next to last, gradually settled into stride, then accelerated around the far turn and swept past the field of 2-year old fillies to be up in time to win the $150,000 Selima Stakes, the first of six stakes on the Fall Festival of Racing card at Laurel Park.

Dominguez Returns To The Scene Of His First Grade 1 Score

LAUREL, MD. 10-26-12---Before Ramon Dominguez became a two-time Eclipse Award winning jockey, he was the top rider in the mid-Atlantic in search of a Grade 1 victory. Dominguez earned his first in the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash aboard A Huevo on November 15, 2003 at Laurel Park.

Ben's Cat Looking To Repeat In Laurel Dash

LAUREL, MD. 10-25-12---While the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash headlines Saturday’s 11-race Fall Festival of Racing card at Laurel Park, the star of the program is the remarkable Ben’s Cat, who is looking to defend his title in the $150,000 Laurel Dash, one of five turf stakes on the undercard.

Eleven Sprinters Entered In Saturday's Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash

LAUREL, MD. 10-24-12---Eleven sprinters have been entered in Saturday’s 21st running of the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park. Post time for the 11-race card will be 12:35 p.m. Eastern. The De Francis Dash is the 10th race on the program with a post time of 5:14 p.m. The first 4,000 fans in attendance receive a complimentary Laurel Park sports cap.

Twenty-Eight Nominated To Next Saturday's De Francis Dash

LAUREL, MD. 10-19-12---Twenty-eight sprinters have been nominated to the 21st running of the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park next Saturday, Oct. 27.

2013 Preakness Tickets On Sale Today


Ticketfly Replaces Ticketmaster As New Ticketing Partner

BALTIMORE, 10-15-12---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced that tickets for 2013 Preakness day go on-sale at 10 a.m. Eastern this morning. The 138th running of the Preakness® Stakes will take place May 18, 2013 at famed Pimlico Race Course.

Hammond Hoping To Follow In The Footsteps Of Mentors


LAUREL, MD. 10-13-12---Scott Hammond moved to the United States nearly 20 years ago in search of the American Dream. He moved one step closer by saddling his first winner in the state of Maryland when Belgian Beer rallied to win Monday’s third race at 13-1 odds. 

“It was great, he is an honest horse and runs hard every time,” Hammond said. “It was a shame the first one could not happen here. I want to be successful in Maryland.”

Laurel Park Race Results In Two Dead Heats

LAUREL, MD. 10-08-12---Race seven at Laurel Park literally went down to the wire Monday afternoon as four horses arrived at the finish line together, resulting in a rather unique climax, a dead heat for first and a dead heat for third.

Not Abroad Triumphs In Maryland Million Classic

LAUREL, MD. 10-06-12---Jockey Nick Petro and his mount Not Abroad saw an inviting opening along the rail as they circled the far turn. They galloped through the gaping hole, came out the clear leader and drew off to win the $150,000 Jim McKay Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park.

Varborough Proves Best In Maryland Million Starter Handicap

LAUREL, MD. 10-06-12---Joey P Stables’ Varborough won the closing event on the eleven race Maryland Million card, the $50,000 Starter Handicap at Laurel Park.