Racing News

Twenty-Eight Nominated To Next Saturday's De Francis Dash

LAUREL, MD. 10-19-12---Twenty-eight sprinters have been nominated to the 21st running of the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park next Saturday, Oct. 27.

2013 Preakness Tickets On Sale Today


Ticketfly Replaces Ticketmaster As New Ticketing Partner

BALTIMORE, 10-15-12---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced that tickets for 2013 Preakness day go on-sale at 10 a.m. Eastern this morning. The 138th running of the Preakness® Stakes will take place May 18, 2013 at famed Pimlico Race Course.

Hammond Hoping To Follow In The Footsteps Of Mentors


LAUREL, MD. 10-13-12---Scott Hammond moved to the United States nearly 20 years ago in search of the American Dream. He moved one step closer by saddling his first winner in the state of Maryland when Belgian Beer rallied to win Monday’s third race at 13-1 odds. 

“It was great, he is an honest horse and runs hard every time,” Hammond said. “It was a shame the first one could not happen here. I want to be successful in Maryland.”

Laurel Park Race Results In Two Dead Heats

LAUREL, MD. 10-08-12---Race seven at Laurel Park literally went down to the wire Monday afternoon as four horses arrived at the finish line together, resulting in a rather unique climax, a dead heat for first and a dead heat for third.

Not Abroad Triumphs In Maryland Million Classic

LAUREL, MD. 10-06-12---Jockey Nick Petro and his mount Not Abroad saw an inviting opening along the rail as they circled the far turn. They galloped through the gaping hole, came out the clear leader and drew off to win the $150,000 Jim McKay Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park.

Varborough Proves Best In Maryland Million Starter Handicap

LAUREL, MD. 10-06-12---Joey P Stables’ Varborough won the closing event on the eleven race Maryland Million card, the $50,000 Starter Handicap at Laurel Park.

Roadhog Runs Down The Field In The Maryland Million Turf

LAUREL, MD. 10-06-12---Liz Merryman joined her siblings as a winning trainers on Maryland Million day when Ellendale Racing’s Roadhog powered to victory in the $100,000 Jim McKay Maryland Million Turf at Laurel Park.

Action Andy Goes Wire-To-Wire In The Maryland Million Sprint

LAUREL, MD. 10-06-12---Robert Gerczak’s Action Andy wrested command and never looked back as he sped to victory in the $100,000 Jim McKay Maryland Million Sprint at Laurel Park.

Horacio Karamanos was in the irons as the son of Gators N Bears posted a time of 1:10.39 for the six furlong distance. Action Andy kept Javerre at bay to win by 2-3/4 lengths, while defending champion Sloane Ranger was a late arriving third.

Keep Momma Happy Surprises In Maryland Million Nursery

LAUREL, MD. 10-06-12---First time starter Keep Momma Happy was the last one onto the scene, rolling down the middle of the track to post an upset victory in the $100,000 Jim McKay Maryland Million Nursery.

Ben's Cat Completes Three-Peat In Maryland Million Turf Sprint

Ben's Cat wins Maryland Million Turf Sprint for the 3rd consecutive time LAUREL, MD. 10-06-12--- Ben’s Cat became the fourth horse to win a Maryland Million race three consecutive years with a victory in the $100,000 Maryland Million Turf Sprint, one of 11 stakes races Saturday at Laurel Park. The other runners to complete the three-peat are Hall of Famer Safely Kept (Distaff, ’89-91), Countus In (Ladies, ’89-91) and Mz. Zill Bear (Ladies, ’93-95).