Racing News

Laurel Stakes Winner Rose Brier Pointed to Clark; First Juvenile Race of Season Kicks off Saturday Program

First Juvenile Race of Season Kicks off Saturday Program
Pick 5 Carryover Friday $8,609.92
Decanter Wine & Racing Festival at Laurel Saturday
LAUREL, MD  - Unable to bring Sawyer to Maryland for Saturday’s $75,000 Dahlia Stakes, Florida-based trainer Jane Cibelli shipped Rose Brier to Laurel Park this week with an eye on the $75,000 Henry S. Clark Stakes April 23.

Karamanos Feeling Right at Home in Maryland

Argentinean Jockey Ranked Among State’s Best Since 2002      
Riding High with Lady Sabelia & Page McKenney       

Gypsy Judy Debuts for Graham in Dahlia

G1 Winner Hardest Core Back in Training
Dahlia Stakes Would Mark Return to Turf for Miss Bullistic
Look Who’s Talking Returns Friday, Lady Sabelia to Skipat
LAUREL, MD – Her connections are hoping a change of scenery will mark a reversal of fortune for James Hibbert's homebred Gypsy Judy in Saturday’s $75,000 Dahlia Stakes for females 3 and up at Laurel Park.

Hope Cross Making Maryland Debut in $75,000 Dahlia

Grade 3-Placed Mare Takes on 12 Rivals in One-Mile Turf Stakes
First 2-Year-Old Race of the Year Saturday
LAUREL, MD – Since her debut two years ago, Hope Cross has raced exclusively in New York and South Florida with moderate success, winning three of 14 starts and $268,830 in purse earnings, also placing in a pair of stakes including a runner-up finish in the 2015 My Charmer (G3) at Gulfstream Park West.

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