Racing News

Maryland Million Sprint Next Stop for Ben’s Cat

Popular 10-Year-Old Seeks to End Four-Racing Losing Streak
LAUREL, MD – Ben’s Cat, in the midst of the first four-race losing streak of his storied career, is being pointed to a return trip to the Maryland Million Day program Oct. 22 at Laurel Park.

Flanigan Earns Top Honors at The BIG One Handicapping Event

Laurel Park Hosts Live-Money Tournament in New Sports Bar Area
LAUREL, MD – Medina, Minn. investment banker Dan Flanigan topped a 51-player field to win’s The BIG One handicapping tournament held Sept. 24 and 25 inside the new second-floor clubhouse sports bar at Laurel Park.

Possible For Maryland Million After Sunday Feature Win; Rainbow 6 Carryover Reaches $8,832 for Friday’s Program

Jockeys Russell, Cruz, Garcia Expected to Return Friday
Rainbow 6 Carryover Reaches $8,832 for Friday’s Program
LAUREL, MD – Wayne Harrison, Bob Manfuso and Katie Voss’ 3-year-old gelding Corvus may have earned himself a return trip to the Oct. 22 Maryland Million following his front-running victory in Sunday’s featured ninth race at Laurel Park.

Laurel’s Total Handle on Commonwealth Day Up 72.5 Percent; Jockey McCarthy Notches Four-Win Day Including Stakes Triple

Jockey McCarthy Notches Four-Win Day Including Stakes Triple
Pair of Stakes Wins for Owner Ross, Jockey Ortiz
Rainbow 6 Carryover of $7,674 for Sunday’s Program
LAUREL, MD – Total handle Saturday on Laurel Park’s Commonwealth Day was up 72.5 percent from last year.

Rose Brier Takes Bert Allen for Third Consecutive Year

Moon River Shines Brightest in Punch Line
Five restricted races for Virginia bred/sired horses Support Commonwealth Day
LAUREL, MD – Panic Stable’s Rose Brier kept her record perfect in Maryland Saturday when he pulled away from eight others to win the $60,000 Bert Allen for the third consecutive year.

Deeply Undervalued Boosts His Stock with G2 Commonwealth Derby Win

LAUREL, MD – Deeply Undervalued boosted his stock in the 3-year-old turf division Saturday at Laurel Park, rallying with a strong stretch run to capture the $200,000 Commonwealth Derby (G2). 
The Chad Brown-trained colt, who had won one of five previous starts, prevailed by a length while making his stakes debut in the 1 1/8-mile turf race presented by the Virginia Equine Alliance at Laurel Park.

Blacktype Keeps Rolling With G2 Commonwealth Turf Cup Triumph

Sets Course Record in $200,000 Stakes for Third Straight Victory
LAUREL, MD – Jump Sucker Stable’s Blacktype ran his win streak to three races with a record-setting performance, settling early and finding room along the inside down the stretch to capture the $200,000 Commonwealth Turf Cup (G2) Saturday at Laurel Park.

$200,000 Commonwealth Derby (G2) Quotes

Trainer Chad Brown (from Belmont Park): “It was a nice win. I’m really proud of Manny and the way he rode this horse. We’ve been really high on this horse and it’s nice to this this win following up his summer campaign. He got a great trip and a patient ride.”
Assistant trainer Dermot Magner (Deeply Undervalued): “He broke a little slowly but got nice position and made a nice run home. Manny (Franco) kept it simple. 

My Impression Finds Her Footing in G3 Commonwealth Oaks Win

LAUREL, MD – Stuart Janney III’s My Impression found her footing over a firm turf course at Laurel Park Saturday, surging to a 3 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 Commonwealth Oaks (G3).

$200,000 Commonwealth Turf Cup (G2) Quotes

Trainer Christophe Clement (Blacktype): “I thought that there were three or four horses in the race with some speed so I wanted to be able to settle behind it. He was maybe a touch further back than what I was expecting but he was very comfortable and he got a great ride from Trevor McCarthy. He was able to save ground and finished very well on the inside.”