Racing News

Barbara Fritchie And General George Handicaps Headline Winter Stakes Schedule

LAUREL, MD. 12-12---The 2012 Laurel Park winter meeting will feature 11 stakes races, pending Maryland Racing Commission approval, after the Maryland Jockey Club and Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association agreed to a schedule. The next commission meeting is Tuesday, January 17 at Laurel Park.

Rook Out Six To Eight Weeks With Broken Collarbone

LAUREL, MD. 01-06-12---Apprentice rider Sarah Rook will miss six to eight weeks after breaking her left collarbone Thursday afternoon at Laurel Park. Rook was tossed from Nucky Thompson while galloping out following a third place finish in the finale.

“She is in good spirits,” said Tim Walsh, her agent.

Rapid Redux Holds Off Awesome Rhythm For His 22nd Consecutive Victory

LAUREL, MD. 01-04-12---What a day it was for Rapid Redux’s owner Robert Cole! This morning it was announced Rapid Redux had earned a Special Eclipse Award and a trip to Beverly Hills for the Baltimore County native later this month. A couple hours later baseball Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson wished him well as his star runner looked to continue his winning ways. Then Rapid Redux did his part, holding off Awesome Rhythm in the sixth race at Laurel Park for his 22nd consecutive victory.

Rapid Redux Is A 3-5 Favorite To Take Wednesday's 6th Race For His 22nd Consecutive Victory

Trainer David Wells concerned about a “little cut” on right front foot

LAUREL, MD. 01-03-12---Rapid Redux, who has not lost a race since November 18, 2010, has been established as the 3-5 morning line favorite by Maryland Jockey Club handicapper Frank Carulli in Wednesday’s 6th race, a $17,000 starter allowance. However, trainer David Wells revealed Tuesday afternoon that his star “grabbed a quarter” in his right front foot a few days ago.

Rapid Redux Goes For His 22nd Consecutive Victory Wednesday At Laurel Park

LAUREL, MD. 12-30-11---Rapid Redux will go for his 22nd consecutive victory when he starts in Wednesday afternoon’s 6th race, a $17,000 starter allowance. The January 4th card is opening day of the 2012 Laurel Park winter meeting.

Maryland Jockey Club To Race 146 Days In 2012

Preakness Stakes To Allow Two Also-Eligible Entries

Russell & Kobiskie Capture Year-Round-Titles

LAUREL, MD. 12-17-11---Sheldon Russell and Dane Kobiskie wrapped up year-end titles for the calendar year in the jockey and trainer divisions respectively at the major Maryland tracks after today’s final card of the season at Laurel Park.

King And Crusader Surprises In Maryland Juvenile Championship

LAUREL, MD. 12-17-11---James A. Riccio’s King and Crusader made his first foray into his native state a winning one when he upset eight other Maryland-bred 2-year-olds in the $75,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship.

Plum Gets Up In The Final Jump To Win The Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship

LAUREL, MD. 12-17-11---Dark Hollow Farm’s Plum was up in the final jump to win the $75,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship, the co-feature on the closing day card at Laurel Park.