Racing News

Jazzy Idea Sets Course Record In Jameela Stakes, Laurel Park's Opening Day Feature

LAUREL, MD. 09-05-12---Owner trainer Edwin Merryman’s Jazzy Idea swept past the leaders in deep stretch and won going away in the $100,000 Jameela Stakes, the opening day feature of the Laurel Park fall meeting. In doing so, she set a new course record.

Jameela Stakes Headlines Opening Day Card

LAUREL, MD. 09-04-12---The 17-week Laurel Park fall meeting begins Wednesday afternoon with a nine-race card, headlined by the $100,000 Jameela Stakes for Maryland-bred fillies and mares. The 6-furlong test, scheduled for the turf, drew a full field of 11 plus an also-eligible runner.

Live Racing Returns To Laurel Park Wednesday For Fall Meeting

LAUREL, MD. 08-31-12---After a 15-week break, live racing will resume at the major Maryland tracks two days after Labor Day. The 2012 fall meeting begins at Laurel Park Wednesday afternoon (post time 1:10 p.m). Racing will take place four days a week through the end of the year on a Wednesday through Saturday schedule, holidays excluded.

Laurel Park Race Course Unveils New Logo

LAUREL, MD. 08-15-12---The Maryland Jockey Club today unveiled a new logo for Laurel Park Race Course. Laurel Park, which opened on October 2, 1911, hosts live thoroughbred horse racing annually from September until March and is the sister track to Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness Stakes.

Laurel Park Fall Meet Schedule Will Include Increased Number Of Stakes Races And Richer Purses

LAUREL, MD. 07-17-12---The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the 2012 Laurel Park fall schedule today after reaching agreement with both the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and Maryland Horse Breeders Association. The schedule was approved by the Maryland Racing Commission earlier this afternoon at its monthly meeting.

Pimlico's Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show A Huge Success

BALTIMORE, 07-14-12---With nearly 800 entries in 16 classes,the inaugural Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show today at Pimlico Race Course “exceeded all expectations”, according to show manager Georganne Hale. The event was the brainchild of Hale, the Maryland Jockey Club’s racing secretary, and Adena Springs retirement program manager Stacie Clark-Rogers.

Russell, Kobiskie Capture Laurel Park Winter Meet Titles

LAUREL, MD. 03-24-12---The 12-week Laurel Park winter meeting ended today with Sheldon Russell and Dane Kobiskie winning individual titles. The 48-day stand began at the central Maryland track on January 4.

Eighttofasttocatch Captures Harrison Johnson Memorial Stakes For Second Consecutive Year

LAUREL, MD. 03-24-12---Sylvia Heft’s Eighttofasttocatch had to work hard for it, but at the finish he was the repeat winner of the $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Stakes, the closing day feature at Laurel Park.

Eighttofasttocatch Towers Over Rivals In Harrison Johnson Memorial Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 03-22-12---Defending champion Eighttofasttocatch has a mile and an eighth to dispense with five rivals in Saturday’s $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Stakes, the closing day feature of the winter meeting at Laurel Park.

107-1 Longshot Captures Wednesday Finale

LAUREL, MD. 03-21-12---Janon Fisher III’s Wire Funds was completely overlooked in the wagering, as he entered the starting gate for the Wednesday finale at odds of 107-1 but the oversight meant nothing to the home-bred when he launched a furious rally to post the surprising victory.