Racing News

Laurel Prepares Summer Meeting With First Twilight Card

Eight Race Program Friday Features Four on the Turf

LAUREL, MD., 06/30/15– Laurel Park, preparing to race in July for the first time since 2010, drew entries Tuesday for its first twilight program on Friday, July 3. Eight races were drawn, four scheduled on Laurel's 142-foot wide turf course, with 98 horses entered.

Laurel Park News & Notes

Jockey Russell Nears Return
Bodhisattva Returns Good from Pegasus, Schedule Uncertain
Medhurst to Call the Races at Laurel in July


LAUREL, MD., 06/24/15 – Jockey Sheldon Russell, who led all jockeys in wins and money earned during Laurel’s winter meet, hopes to return to riding during Laurel’s opening weekend of summer racing Friday, July 3. 

Laurel News and Notes

Ben’s Cat and King Headed To Parx Dash (G3)
Cornhusker Next for Page McKenney (G3)


LAUREL, MD., 06/18/15– In case trainer King Leatherbury needed any reminder of the popularity of his 9-year-old gelding Ben’s Cat, it came recently in the form of a package to the barn.

Laurel To Begin Summer Racing Season Friday, July 3

Weekend Racing to Feature Twilight Racing on Friday
Debut of 50-Cent Super High 5 with 15 Percent Takeout
Pony Rides, Petting Zoos, Carnival Rides & Dining Deals Every Sunday
Free Admission and Parking


LAUREL, MD., 06/16/15 - The Maryland Jockey Club announced today it will conduct a 24-day summer meet at Laurel Park that will feature Friday twilight racing, weekend activities for the entire family, and a new Super High 5 wager with low takeout.

Laurel’s Average Handles Rise During 2015 Winter Meet

LAUREL, MD., 03/30/15 – Laurel Park closed its 2015 winter meet Sunday with total average handle up 14.6 percent overall and 15.8 percent on its live product.

Laurel Closes Winter Meet With $1,037 Jackpot Pick 5 Payout

Jockey Russell, Trainer Gonzalez Claim Titles

LAUREL, MD., 03/29/15 - Laurel Park closed its 2015 winter meet Sunday with a mandatory payout of its Jackpot Pick 5. Five of five winners returned $1,037.02.

Laurel Park Has Mandatory Payout of $102,000 Jackpot Pick 5 Carryover Sunday

 LAUREL, MD., 03/28/15 - Laurel Park's final day of racing will feature a mandatory payout of its $102,749.90 Jackpot Pick  5 carryover.

No one picked five winners Saturday. Four of five returned $270.52.

Sunday's Jackpot Pick 5 sequence will include a maiden special weight, an optional claimer and three claiming races.

First race post Sunday is 12:30 p.m.

Laurel Begins Final Week Of Live Racing

 Giveaways, Free Admission & Programs, Dubai World Cup on Saturday

LAUREL, MD., 03/26/15 - Laurel Park begins its final week of live racing today, ending its winter meet Saturday with a day of giveaways, free live programs and admission, and the simulcast of the Dubai World Cup.

Page McKenney Wins Again, Takes $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson

Eddy Gourmet Wins Conniver Easy

LAUREL, MD– The remarkable career of Page McKenney continued Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park.

The 5-year-old gelding, making his second start of the year and first since Feb. 14 when winning the John B. Campbell, drew away from four others down the stretch to splish-splash his way to a four length victory in the $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial.

Laurel to Offer $100,000 Guarantee Jackpot for Sunday’s Jackpot Pick 5

LAUREL, MD., 03/21/15 – Laurel Park will offer its bettors a $100,000 guaranteed jackpot for Sunday’s Jackpot Pick 5.