Racing News

Saturday's Jim McKay Maryland Million Day Features 108 Starters

Three-Time Champion Ben’s Cat Entered In Both Turf & Sprint

LAUREL, MD. 10-16-13---The 28th Jim McKay Maryland Million, a festive homecoming for Marylanders, attracted 108 entrants to the eleven race program which will be presented this Saturday at Laurel Park. First post for the $1 million day is 12:15 p.m.

McCarthy Scores Four Times On Saturday's Card

LAUREL, MD. 10-12-13---Apprentice jockey Trevor McCarthy had a banner afternoon at Laurel Park on Saturday, winning with four of his mounts.

2013 Maryland Million Pre-Entries Include Three-Time Champion Ben's Cat

LAUREL, MD. 10-10-13---The Laurel Park racing office announced this afternoon that a total of 118 pre-entries, barring late mail or emails after regular business hours today, were named to the nine stakes races which comprise the 2013 Jim McKay Maryland Million.

Mezzano Wins Wednesdays Feature

LAUREL, MD. 10-09-13---Richard Santulli’s Mezzano stumbled out of the gate and was bumped by a rival but proved much the best in today’s $47,000 allowance feature at Laurel Park. The son of Mizzen Mast was ridden by Stewart Elliott for trainer Alan Goldberg.

Mendassity Sets Course Record and Lights Up The Tote Board

LAUREL, MD. 10-5-13---Mendassity set a turf track record while the 1-2-3 finishers in today’s $42,000 allowance feature at Laurel Park were all long shots.

67-1 Shot Wins Friday Feature

LAUREL, MD. 10-04-13---Steve & Debbie Jackson’s Deco Rocks only had two horses beaten at the top of the stretch, but after a relentless drive, got up in time to win today’s $47,000 allowance feature at Laurel Park at odds of 67-1.

Ness, Toledo Team up For Three Winners On Thursday's Card

Trainer Jamie Ness and apprentice jockey Jevian Toledo LAUREL, MD. 10-03-13---Trainer Jamie Ness and apprentice jockey Jevian Toledo teamed up to win three races Thursday afternoon at Laurel Park.

The duo visited the winners’ circle with Maxine Pride ($4.80-race 3), Saint Anna Carina ($7.20-race 5) and Jaggermama ($4-race 6). Midwest Thoroughbreds Inc. owns all three winners.

Acosta Reaches 2,500-Win Mark With Victory In Second Race

LAUREL, MD. 09-28-13---J.D. Acosta visited the winners’ circle for the 2,500th time in his career when he guided Haywired to victory in the second race at Laurel Park Saturday afternoon.

2014 Preakness Tickets On Sale Tuesday

BALTIMORE, 09-27-13---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced that tickets for 2014 Preakness day go on-sale at 8 a.m. Tuesday, October 1. The 139th running of the Preakness® Stakes will take place May 17, 2014 at Pimlico Race Course. Ticket renewals will be mailed out today. 

Cherokee Artist Wins Thursday Feature

LAUREL, MD. 09-26-13---Hidden Hill Farm & Herman M. Braude’s Cherokee Artist led from start to finish in today’s 8th race feature at Laurel Park, a $50,000 allowance test at a mile on the main track. The six runners in the field had combined for 35 victories and nearly $1.9 million in earnings heading into the race.