Racing News

Laurel Rainbow 6 Carryover $66,900 Saturday

Pick 5 Carryover; McCarthy Wins Two

LAUREL, MD - Laurel Park's 10-cent Rainbow 6 will have a carryover of $66,930.93 when racing resumes Saturday with a nine-race program at 12:25 p.m.

There will also be a Pick 5 carryover Saturday of $3.805.05.

There were multiple winning tickets on Friday's Rainbow 6. Tickets with the winning numbers 4/5-9-6-10-7-5 returned $4,345.47.

Laurel Features Five Stakes Saturday, Dec. 26

Juveniles Showalter, Flash McCaul Lead Nominations
LAUREL, MD - After a brief Christmas break, live racing action will resume at Laurel Park on Saturday, December 26 with five stakes races, including a pair of events for juveniles. The $50,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity will feature the stakes debut of Showalter, who slugged it out with Hennessy Fire en route to victory in his career opener at Laurel Park on November 29. 

Friday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover $58,000 at Laurel Park

LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park will kick off its weekend program Friday with a 10-cent Rainbow 6 carryover of $58,239.98.
First race post Friday is 12:25 p.m.

Saturday's Rainbow 6 Carryover $43,800 at Laurel Park

LAUREL, MD - Laurel Park's 10-cent Rainbow 6 will have a carryover of $43,830.12 when racing resumes Saturday with a 12:25 p.m. first-race post.
There were multiple winning tickets on Friday's Rainbow 6, which included the $68.80 winner Hell of Afire in the seventh race. Tickets with the winning combination of 1-6-9-1-8-6 returned $2,639.60. 

Ben's Cat To Get Time Off

Five Stakes Close Tuesday, Dec. 15

HLAUREL, MD - Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury reported Thursday that his 9-year-old graded-stakes winner Ben's Cat will get the winter off after finishing seventh Nov. 24 in the Fabulous Strike Handicap at Penn National.

Lady Sabelia Takes Willa On The Move For 10th Victory

Vorticity Gritty in Marylander Win
Favored Cathryn Sophia Easy Winner in The Gin Talking
Sunday's Rainbow 6 Carryover $32,800
LAUREL, MD - Mrs. Frank P. Wright's Grade 2 winner Lady Sabelia added the $100,000 Willa On the Move to her resume Saturday with a 1 3/4-length score over Disco Chick while covering six furlongs in 1:10.17.

Jockey Lane Luzzi Wins First Race

LAUREL, MD - Apprentice jockey Lane Luzzi, son of veteran New York rider Mike Luzzi, won his first professional race Friday afternoon when he rode Midwest Thoroughbred's Flo's Strawberry to victory in Laurel Park's third race.
Trained by Jamie Ness, Flo's Strawberry took the lead leaving the gate in the six furlong claiming event, opened up eight lengths on the field, and won by a nose over Say a Hail Mary. Luzzi and Flo's Strawberry, a 6-year-old mare, covered the distance in 1:12.54.

De Francis Regains Grade 3 Status, Three Others Listed

Never Gone South Seeks Second Stakes Win in Marylander
Selima Runner-Up Look Who's Talking Back With Fillies

LAUREL, MD - The Maryland Jockey Club announced today the prestigious $350,000 Frank De Francis Memorial Dash has been upgraded to a Grade 3 race for 2016 by the American Graded Stakes Committee.

Lady Sabelia Seeks 10th Career Win In Saturday's Willa On The Move

Three Carryovers on Friday's 10-Race Program

LAUREL, MD - Mrs. Frank Wright's Grade 2 winner Lady Sabelia, a model of consistency throughout her career, is expected to be the favorite Saturday to defend her title when she faces seven others in the $100,000 Willa On the Move Stakes at Laurel Park.

Showalter Wins Debut For Angelos

LAUREL, MD – Showalter, a 2-year-old named after Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter and bred and owned by Orioles CEO and majority owner Peter Angelos, won his racing debut Sunday at Laurel when he led throughout to win a 5 ½-furlong race by a neck over Hennessy Fire.
Showalter, a Maryland-bred son of the Grade I winner Quality Road and out of the stakes-winning mare Lucette, also owned by Angelos, Showalter covered the distance in 1:05.32 over a muddy and sealed track.