Racing News

Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah leads Big Weekend

LAUREL, MD 07/30/2015– Laurel Park will be home to a big weekend of live and simulcast racing highlighted by American Pharoah making his first start Sunday since winning the Triple Crown.

Pick 5 & Super Hi 5 Carryovers Saturday at Laurel

LAUREL, MD., 07/24/15 – Laurel Park will have two carryovers on its eight-race Saturday program, including a $16,859 carryover on its 50-cent Super Hi 5 in the last race.

Three Carryovers For Friday's Twilight Card

LAUREL, MD, 07/23/15 - Laurel Park's eight-race twilight program Friday will feature three carryovers, including a carryover on the Pick 5 with an industry-low 12 percent takeout.

Green Wins First Race In Maryland

LAUREL, MD., 07/18/15 - Jockey Amelia Green won her first race in Maryland when piloting the longshot D K's Brigantia to victory in Laurel's fifth race Saturday, a maiden claiming event for 3-year-old fillies.

Smith Plans For Arrival Of Miss Bullistic

LAUREL, MD., 07/16/15- Trainer Hamilton Smith reports that Selima Stakes winner Miss Bullistic, second in December's Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship Stakes and a winner of the Donna Freyer Stakes in November, should be returning to his barn in the next couple weeks.

Ben's Cat Back At Laurel After Parx Dash

LAUREL, MD., 07/12/15 - Local legend Ben's Cat, the popular 9-year-old gelding who has earned nearly $2.5 million, returned to Laurel Park after finishing what trainer King Leatherbury described as a "very disappointing" sixth in Saturday's $200,000 Parx Dash Handicap (G3).

Laurel News & Notes

Big Week for Sagamore Farm's De Paz
Three Carryovers On Friday's Twilight Card
Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show Draws 293 Early Individual Entries


LAUREL, MD., 07/09/15 - It's been a big week for Sagamore Farm trainer Horacio De Paz. He and his wife celebrated the birth of a child earlier this week, and on Friday he will try to saddle the first winner of his career with the 3-year-old filly Ginger N Rye in Laurel's featured eighth race.

Pimlico Hosting Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show Saturday, July 11

Total Prize Money More Than $17,000
To Benefit Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue & Foxie G Foundation
Vendors Row, Concessions, Raffles

BALTIMORE, MD., 07/02/15 – The Maryland Jockey Club’s Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show, to be held at historic Pimlico Race Course Saturday, July 11, will have prize money totaling more than $17,000 with the featured class of the day the $7,500 Hillwood Stable Jumper Speed Stakes.

Laurel Cancels Friday’s Opening Day Card Due To Water Main Break

Simulcasting Available at Pimlico and Horseshoe Casino


LAUREL, MD., 07/03/15 – Laurel Park was forced to cancel its opening-day summer program Friday due to a water main break in Anne Arundel County affecting 40,000 homes and businesses.

Laurel News & Notes

Rodney Jenkins Looks Forward to Laurel, Top of Mind
Carrasco Keeping Busy Schedule
Weekend Specials Kick off July at Laurel


LAUREL, MD., 07/02/15– Trainer Rodney Jenkins is eager for the summer racing season to get started Friday afternoon at Laurel Park. Not only is Jenkins looking forward to not shipping, but he will saddle his 3-year-old colt Top of Mind in Friday’s seventh race if the 1 1/16mile event comes off the turf.