Racing News

$100,000 John B. Campbell Quotes

LAUREL, MD. --- 02/14/15

Winning Jockey Horacio Karamanos (Page McKenney)

            "This horse is unbelievable.  He broke sharp and showed early speed. I didn't want to go to the lead because I didn't want to fight with the leader at the beginning of the race. So I took position right behind where he was nice and comfortable. Turning for home he picked it up and had a nice kick to end. Today he showed me he has a big heart"

Laurel Park Cancels Sunday Races

Will Remain Open for Simulcast Wagering    

 Racing Resumes Monday with $250,000 General George (G3)

Shippers Looking To Conquer General George (G3)

Florida, California Invaders Targeting $250,000 Stakes

            LAUREL, MD. 02/13/15 --- Horses from the warm climates of Florida and California are among the leading contenders with sights set on Monday’s 37th running of the $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park.

            The seven-furlong General George for 3-year-olds and up drew a field of 12 and highlights a special Presidents Day holiday card that includes the $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes and $100,000 Wide Country Stakes and caps Laurel Park’s Winter Carnival.

Video On Making of Horse Ice Sculptures at Laurel Park Winter Carnival

            LAUREL, MD. 02/13/15 --- The link below provides a fascinating short video on the making of the horse ice sculptures to be featured this weekend at Laurel Park's Winter Carnival. Sculptures will include 2014 Preakness winner and Horse of the Year California Chrome.

What's Happening At Laurel Park's Winter Carnival

                                                                                                                        February 12, 2015

          Saturday, Feb. 14 to Monday, Feb. 16

Ice Sculptures, Prizes, Giveaways and Polo Shirts

       $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap and $250,000 General George Handicap    

Wolfson Hopes For Better Trip With Best Behavior In $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2)

            LAUREL, MD. 02/12/15---Trainer Marty Wolfson remembered his trip to last year's $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) at Laurel Park as being "all messed up."

Grade 1 Winner Sam's Sister Set For Saturday's $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap

$100,000 John B. Campbell Stakes Features Field of 11 on Laurel Undercard

            LAUREL, MD. 02-11-15--- Grade 1 stakes-winning Sam’s Sister is scheduled to carry highweight of 123 pounds against 10 rivals in Saturday’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) at Laurel Park.

Winter Carnival Comes To Laurel Park February 14-16

 Ice Wall with $2,500 in Prizes
 Ice Bar, Drink Specials and Ice Sculptures
 Drawings for 48" Flat Screen Television & Blue Ray/DVD
 Laurel Park Polo Shirts With Paid Admission     

2014 Leaders Honored In Winner' Circle Ceremony

LAUREL, MD. 2-7-15---This afternoon, the Maryland Jockey Club recognized Trevor McCarthy and Kieron Magee for their achievements as horsemen on the Maryland major circuit during 2014. The ceremony took place in the winners’ circle at Laurel Park.

Nominations Announced For Next Weekend's Winter Carnival

Barbara Fritchie Stakes (G2) and General George Handicap (G3) Highlight Holiday Programs

LAUREL, MD. 02-06-15---Nominations for the six stakes races which highlight the Presidents’ Day holiday weekend at Laurel Park were released today by the Maryland Jockey Club’s racing office.