Racing News

Records Fall on Laurel Turf Course Sunday

Coastal Sea Remains Perfect with Record-Setting Effort
Heiko Sets Turf Course Record for Third Straight Victory
Service for Ten Springs Upset in Sunday Feature
LAUREL, MD – Opal Eileen Paul’s Coastal Sea was bottled up in traffic before budging her way through a narrow seam in mid-stretch and drawing clear under a hand-ride to win Sunday’s eighth race at Laurel Park in track record time.

Feargal Lynch Rides Four Winners Saturday

Jockey Russell Finishes Second in Saturday Return
Sallal, Vicky Ticky Tavie Win Saturday Co-Features
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Sunday
Sunday Kids Zone Cancelled Due to Hot Forecast
LAUREL, MD – Rub the Rock ($14.20) powered down the center of the stretch to catch front-running Amain and win Saturday’s ninth-race finale, giving jockey Feargal Lynch his fourth victory of the card.

Italy’s Poehl Captures FEGENTRI Race at Laurel

Maryland’s Taylor Leatherman Finishes Fourth for U.S.
LAUREL, MD – Evelyn Poehl of Italy hustled Michael Dubb’s Peppermint Stick from the gate and stayed in front to win Saturday’s FEGENTRI International Federation of Gentlemen and Lady Riders race at Laurel Park.

FEGENTRI Race Part of Saturday Card at Laurel

Maryland’s Leatherman Among Amateur Riders Competing
 LAUREL, MD – Maryland’s own Taylor Leatherman is one of eight amateur riders set to compete in the FEGENTRI International Federation of Gentlemen and Lady Riders race Saturday at Laurel Park.

Sheldon Russell Set to Return Saturday at Laurel

Champion Maryland Jockey Excited About Latest Comeback
LAUREL, MD – More than seven months after tearing his labrum and fracturing his shoulder in two places in a training accident, jockey Sheldon Russell will make his long-awaited comeback Saturday at Laurel Park.

No Slowing Down at Age 11 for No Brakes

21-Time Winning Maryland-Bred Popular On and Off Track
LAUREL, MD – Trainer Wayne Potts has 43 head stabled on the backstretch at Laurel Park but only one that gets his own fan mail. Every so often, Potts receives a care package of toys and treats from a distant admirer of No Brakes, a sturdy gelding whose name is reflective of his attitude.

‘Ironman’ Keefe Heating Up at Laurel’s Summer Stand; Multiple Stakes-Winner is Also Accomplished Triathlete; Raises Money for Aftercare, Riding School, Cancer Treatment

Multiple Stakes-Winner is Also Accomplished Triathlete
Raises Money for Aftercare, Riding School, Cancer Treatment
LAUREL, MD – Whether it’s keeping his horses, himself or the state of Maryland racing in top shape, Tim Keefe is getting results.
Following a quiet spring during the Preakness Meet at Pimlico, Keefe has gotten off to a sizzling start at Laurel Park’s summer meet.

Pool Winner Extends Streak in Sunday Feature

Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Friday’s Twilight Program
LAUREL, MD – Colts Neck Stables homebred Pool Winner remained unbeaten this year and stretched his overall win streak to four races with a front-running victory in Sunday’s feature event at Laurel Park.

Pool Winner Takes Streak into Sunday Feature

Faces Stakes Winner Bold Thunder in Five-Furlong Turf Allowance
11-Year-Old No Brakes Makes 21st Visit to Winner’s Circle Saturday
New York Shipper Soluble Captures Saturday Feature
Late Pick 5 Returns $10,776, Multiple Carryovers Sunday
Brunch, Kids Zone Highlight Weekly Sunday Funday

Laurel’s Saturday Program Features Three Carryovers

LAUREL, MD – Laurel’s Park’s nine-race program Saturday, featuring six turf races, will have three carryovers when racing begins with a 1:25 p.m. first race post time.
The Late Pick 5, with a low 12-percent takeout, will have a carryover of $13,977 and will begin with the fifth race, a 5 ½-furlong turf sprint for fillies and mares. The sequence also includes a $42,000 allowance event at 1 1/16 miles on the turf with 2-1 favorite and Belmont shipper Soluble.