Racing News

Legislation Approved to Revive Prestigious D.C. International

Bill Includes $500,000 Bonus for Maryland-Bred or Maryland-Sired Preakness Runners
LAUREL, MD – A bill that would help resurrect the Washington D.C. International and provide $500,000 in bonus money to Maryland-bred or Maryland-sired horses who run in the Preakness Stakes (G1) has sailed through the House 137-0 after passing the Senate 46-0 last month.

Maryland Jockey Club Opens Boonsboro OTB; Fourth OTB Features Full-Service Restaurant, Bar, Entertainment

Fourth OTB Features Full-Service Restaurant, Bar, Entertainment
BOONSBORO, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club opened its fourth off-track betting facility Wednesday when the doors to its 2,000-square-foot facility in this historic town were unlocked at the GBoone’s Events Center on Old National Pike.

Awesome Speed Gets the Distance in $100,000 Federico Tesio

Multiple Stakes Winner Earns Automatic Bid to 141st Preakness (G1)
LAUREL, MD – Colts Neck Stables’ Awesome Speed made a successful and lucrative return to Laurel Park on Saturday, winning the $100,000 Federico Tesio and earning an automatic berth in the 141st Preakness Stakes (G1) May 21 at Pimlico Race Course.

A P Majetstic Springs Upset in $100,000 Weber City Miss

Filly Earns First Stakes Win, Automatic Entry to May 20 Black-Eyed Susan (G2)
LAUREL, MD – Either way, trainer Mike Trombetta was going to be a winner Saturday at Laurel Park when his two fillies, In the Navy Now and A P Majetstic, came down the stretch together in the $100,000 Weber City Miss Stakes.

Never Gone South Stretching Out for Federico Tesio

Monster Sleeping Not Slowing Down with Age
Upcoming Laurel Park Stakes Draw 65 Nominations
LAUREL, MD - M M G Stables’ consistent multiple stakes winner Never Gone South, never worse than third in six lifetime starts, will try two turns for the first time in Saturday’s $100,000 Federico Tesio at Laurel Park.

Statement from The Stronach Group on the Passing of Ogden ‘Dinny’ Phipps

The Stronach Group and all of Thoroughbred racing is deeply saddened by the passing of Ogden ‘Dinny’ Phipps. His accomplishments as a breeder, owner and advocate for the industry and the horse are unparalleled. We offer our sincere condolences to his family. It is a sad day for racing. 
NOTE: The Stronach Group tracks will fly all flags at half-mast Saturday 

Ben’s Cat Nearing Seasonal Debut After Thursday Breeze; Triple Crown Preps at Laurel, Pimlico & OTB Sites Saturday

Triple Crown Preps at Laurel, Pimlico & OTB Sites Saturday
LAUREL, MD - Maryland-bred and based multi-millionaire Ben’s Cat inched closer to his 10-year-old debut with a five-furlong breeze Thursday morning at rainy Laurel Park.

Awesome Speed Targets Laurel Return in Federico Tesio

LAUREL, MD - Colts Neck Stables’ multiple stakes winner Awesome Speed, who had a three-race win streak snapped in his last start, makes his return to Laurel Park off a brief freshening in Saturday’s $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes.
As a Triple Crown nominee, the 3-year-old Awesome Again colt trained by Alan Goldberg is eligible for an automatic ‘Win and You’re In’ berth in the 141st Preakness Stakes (G1) May 21 at Pimlico Race Course.

Vitali Moving Stable To Laurel

LAUREL, MD - Marcus Vitali, the third-leading trainer at Gulfstream Park's Championship Meet with 25 wins and fifth-leading conditioner in money earned, he will ship his stable this week to Laurel Park and spend the spring and summer in Maryland.

Dickinson Returns A Winner At Laurel

LAUREL, MD - It didn't take long for Michael Dickinson to find himself back in the winner's circle
The Maryland-based trainer won with the first horse he saddled since retiring in 2007 when Augustin Stable's Tide Is High, who had not run since September, went wire-to-wire in an entry-level allowance race late Saturday on the turf at Laurel Park.