Racing News

Ben's Cat Looking To Make Maryland Million History

LAUREL, MD. 10-04-12---Ben’s Cat will be looking to become the fourth horse to win a Maryland Million race three consecutive years in the $100,000 Maryland Million Turf Sprint, one of 11 races Saturday at Laurel Park. The runners to complete the three-peat are Hall of Famer Safely Kept (Distaff, ’89-91), Countus In (Ladies, ’89-91) and Mz. Zill Bear (Ladies, ’93-95).

Saturday's Jim McKay Maryland Million Day Features 106 Starters

LAUREL, MD. 10-03-12---The 27th Jim McKay Maryland Million, a festive homecoming for Marylanders, attracted 106 entrants to the eleven race program which will be presented this Saturday at Laurel Park. First post for the $1.05 million day is 12:35 p.m.

Trombetta, Pimentel Team Up For Three Wins On Saturday's Card

LAUREL, MD. 09-29-12---Trainer Mike Trombetta and jockey Julian Pimentel teamed up to win three races on Saturday’s 11-race card at Laurel Park.

2012 Maryland Million Pre-Entries Include Three Defending Champions

LAUREL, MD. 09-28-12---The Laurel Park racing office announced this morning that a total of 155 pre-entries (137 horses as 17 were cross-entered, including Steady Warrior who is nominated to three races) were named to the 11 races which comprise the 2012 Jim McKay Maryland Million. The 27th running of the event will take place at Laurel Park next Saturday, Oct. 6. First post is 12:35 p.m.

Laurel Park’s Players’ Jackpot Pick 5 Is Hit For $75,601.80

LAUREL, MD. 9-22-12---One lucky winner took down the top prize of $75,601.80 when Speightful Kiss came charging through traffic to win the final leg of Laurel Park’s Players’ Jackpot Pick 5.

Ness, Castellano Team Up For Three On Friday's Card

LAUREL, MD. 09-21-12---Trainer Jamie Ness and jockey Abel Castellano teamed up to win three races on the Friday card at Laurel Park, crossing the finish line first with Anchovy ($2.60-first), Lemon Juice ($2.80-fourth) and Drunken Love ($4-fifth). All three are owned by Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc.

Charged Cotton Wins As The Choice In All Brandy Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 09-15-12---Sagamore Farm’s Charged Cotton left the starting gate as the 7-5 favorite and lived up to top billing with a rallying score in the $100,000 All Brandy Stakes for registered Maryland-bred fillies and mares at Laurel Park.

Former Rider Forrest Saddles First Winner

LAUREL, MD. 09-14-12---Rider turned trainer Charles Forrest saddled his first winner when first-time-starter Burning Vow rallied to win this afternoon’s fourth race at Laurel Park.

Baltimore Belle Favored In Saturday's All Brandy Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 09-13-12---Baltimore Belle returns to the scene of her last two stakes victories when she leads a field of ten registered Maryland-bred fillies and mares across the turf in the $100,000 All Brandy Stakes Saturday at Laurel Park.