Racing News

Golden Years Stays Perfect In Maryland Million Nursery

LAUREL, MD. 10-18-14---Hillwood Stable LLC’s Golden Years took the lead down the backstretch, then fended off his nearest rival to win the $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery for 2-year-olds, the opening event on Jim McKay Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park.

Not For Love Tops Stallion List For Tomorrow's Maryland Million

LAUREL, MD. 10-17-14---Introduced in 1986, the Jim McKay Maryland Million, a program of races restricted to the offspring of Maryland-based stallions, continues to receive strong support from Maryland's extensive breeding industry. Maryland-sired Thoroughbreds are nominated before they become 2-year-olds and remain eligible for life to run in the Maryland Million races.

Three Looking For Repeat Performances In Saturday's Maryland Million

LAUREL, MD. 10-16-14---Twenty-nine horses have won more than one Maryland Million event. Seven former winners are entered Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park, including three runners looking for repeat victories: Eighttofasttocatch (Classic), Monster Sleeping (Ladies) and Roadhog (Turf).

Roadhog will do battle with Ben’s Cat and 10 others

Saturday's Maryland Million Features 124 Starters, Including Defending Champions Eighttofasttocatch, Roadhog & Monster Sleeping

Three-Time Champion Ben’s Cat Entered In Turf

LAUREL, MD. 10-15-14---The 29th Jim McKay Maryland Million attracted 124 entrants to the 11-race program which will be presented this Saturday at Laurel Park. First post for the $1 million day is 12:15 p.m. Eastern.

Leatherbury Leaning Toward Maryland Million Sprint For Ben's Cat

LAUREL, MD. 10-11-14---Next Saturday at Laurel Park, Ben’s Cat is looking to become the first horse to win four Maryland Million races. Owner/trainer King Leatherbury pre-entered his star into both the $125,000 Turf and the $100,000 Sprint earlier this week.

Maryland Million Pre-Entries Include Ben's Cat, Eighttofasttocatch and Roadhog

LAUREL, MD. 10-10-14---The Laurel Park racing office announced this afternoon that a total of 188 pre-entries were named to the nine stakes races which comprise the 2014 Jim McKay Maryland Million.

Karamanos Rides Three Winners On Wednesday Afternoon

LAUREL, MD. 10-08-14---Horacio Karamanos rode three winners Wednesday afternoon at Laurel Park to vault four spots in the rider standings.

Dreamsgonewild Upsets Ben's Cat In Laurel Dash

LAUREL, MD. 09-27-14---In a blanket finish, Paul M. Steckel’s Dreamsgonewild ran down the speed and held off Ben’s Cat to win the $100,000 Laurel Dash, the last of six turf stakes Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park.

Manchurian High Comes From Way Back To Win Laurel Turf Cup

LAUREL, MD 09-27-14---Lilli Kurtinecz’  Manchurian High covered more ground than any other runner in the one mile and one half $100,000 Laurel Turf Cup, the fifth of six stakes races on the Laurel Park turf course, but it didn’t matter as he got up in time to win the marathon test for his owner-trainer.

Madame Giry Repeats In Jameela Stakes

LAUREL, MD 09-27-14---Nutmeg Stable’s Madame Giry held off a late rally by Monster Sleeping to repeat in the $125,000 Jameela Stakes for Maryland-bred/sired fillies and mares, the fourth of six stakes races at Laurel Park Saturday.