Racing News

Ground Transport Delivers In Harrison Johnson Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 03-22-14---Ground Transport and Mr Palmer ran 1-2 all the way around and that’s how they finished in the $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Handicap for three-year-olds and up at Laurel Park Saturday afternoon.

More Than A Cruise Cruises To Conniver Stakes Score

LAUREL, MD. 03-22-14---Julian Pimentel never had to move a muscle as Howard Bender’s More Than a Cruise carried him from last to first to win the $100,000 Conniver Stakes for Maryland-bred and/or Maryland-sired fillies and mares, the co-feature on today’s Saturday program at Laurel Park.

Two $100,000 Stakes For Older Horses On Saturday's Card

LAUREL, MD. 03-20-14---The Conniver and Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Stakes are featured on the nine-race card at Laurel Park on Saturday, the former for Maryland-bred fillies and mares and the latter for three year olds and upward.

Tell a Great Story is the 7-5 morning line favorite in the 7-furlong Conniver. The Bluegrass Cat filly won her debut race at Laurel, later scored in the Go For Wand at Delaware and last raced in the Delaware Oaks (G2) on July 13. She has eight official works at Payson Park in Florida this year in anticipation of her 4-year-old debut. Forest Boyce has the mount for trainer Ignacio Correas.

Steady N Love Takes Caesar's Wish Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 03-15-14--- ZWP Stable Inc. & Non Stop Stable’s Steady N Love raced within striking distance, then moved to the front when asked and won the $100,000 Caesar’s Wish Stakes for 3-year old fillies this afternoon at Laurel Park.

Colorful Owner Arnold Heft Passes

LAUREL, MD. 03-13-14---Colorful owner Arnold Heft passed away in his sleep last nightat Sunrise at Fox Hill Senior Living Facility in Bethesda. He was 94.

Kid Cruz Rallies From Way Back To Win Private Terms Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 03-08-14---Vina Del Mar Thoroughbreds LLC & Black Swan Stables’s Kid Cruz sustained a rally from the back of the pack, wrested the lead in deep stretch and drew away to win the $100,000 Private Terms Stakes over nine other 3-year-olds this afternoon at Laurel Park.

Private Terms Stakes Features Ten Three-Year-Olds

LAUREL, MD. 03-06-14---Ten three-year-olds are expected to face starter Bruce Wagner in the $100,000 Private Terms Stakes at Laurel Park. The 1 1/8 mile test is the 8th race on Saturday’s 10-race card.

Abel Castellano Returns To Jockey Colony

LAUREL, MD. 03-05-14---Abel Castellano, who has won nearly 700 races at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course since 2003, returned to the jockey colony this afternoon after spending the last six months riding in New York. The 30-year-old finished second aboard Diski Dancer in today’s third race.

Israel Rodriguez Rides Winner In U.S. Debut

LAUREL, MD. 02-28-14---Israel Rodriguez made a great first impression, riding a winner in his first race in this country Friday afternoon at Laurel Park.

McCarthy Suspended Three Days For Riding Infraction

LAUREL, MD. 02-26-14---The Maryland Racing Commission stewards suspended apprentice Trevor McCarthy three live racing days for an infraction aboard Kid Terrapin in the 10th race February 17.