Racing News

Stronach 5 Offers $100,000 Guaranteed Pool Friday

Races from Laurel, Gulfstream & Golden Gate Fields                      
LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5, which had six winning tickets last week each worth $31,273, returns Friday with a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout.
The Stronach 5 will feature races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields.

G1-Placed Big City Bob Returns in $100,000 Private Terms

Naughty Thoughts Back for More in $100,000 Beyond the Wire
Among Four Stakes Worth $400,000 Saturday, March 14
LAUREL, MD – Colts Neck Stables’ stakes winner Big City Bob, unraced since finishing third behind Triple Crown contender Tiz the Law in the Champagne (G1) last fall, is set to kick off his 3-year-old season in Saturday’s $100,000 Private Terms at Laurel Park.

Statement from The Stronach Group on Federal Horse Racing Indictments

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The Stronach Group, operators of Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows Training Center, complied fully with the search warrants that were executed by federal authorities this morning. The warrants issued were specific only to the barns and stalls that were occupied by the individuals charged today.
The Stronach Group is not included in the charges.

Tapit Filly Amanite Impresses in Career Debut Saturday

Trainer Jonathaniel Badillo Earns First Career Victory
Triple Carryovers, New Post Time for Sunday Program
LAUREL, MD – Wertheimer & Frere’s Amanite, a homebred daughter of champion sire Tapit, launched her career in impressive fashion with a front-running 2 ¾-length triumph Saturday at Laurel Park.

Six Bettors Win $31,273 Each in Friday Stronach 5

LAUREL, MD – There were six winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each returning $31,273.30.

Rough Sea ($51.80) opened Friday’s sequence with a 24-1 upset in Laurel Park’s eighth race, before Fender Baby ($12.20) captured Laurel’s ninth-race finale in the second leg. King Parker ($8.40) took Santa Anita’s second race, followed by My Friend Tony ($6.40) in the third at Golden Gate Fields and Miss Auramet ($5.40) in the ninth at Gulfstream Park.

Big City Bob, Lebda Top Private Terms Nominations

Test for 3-Year-Olds Among Four $100,000 Stakes March 14

LAUREL, MD – Big City Bob, unraced since finishing third in the Champagne (G1) last fall, and the top five finishers from the Miracle Wood Stakes last month top a group of 19 3-year-olds nominated to the $100,000 Private Terms Saturday, March 14 at Laurel Park.

Maryland Jockey Club Appoints Jillian Tullock Racing Secretary

LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that respected racing official Jillian Tullock has been appointed racing secretary at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course.

Tullock worked in nearly every capacity for the Maryland Jockey Club from 1994-2019, including assistant racing secretary under Georganne Hale.

G2 Winner Shotski Pointing to UAE Derby March 28

Laurel Park-Based Colt Fourth in Fountain of Youth (G2)

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable, Pantofel Stable and Howling Pigeon Farms’ Grade 2 winner Shotski, fourth in the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2) Feb. 29, will remain at Gulfstream Park before leaving later this month to head overseas for a planned start in the $2.5 million UAE Derby (G2).

Stronach 5 Returns Friday with Four Tracks & $100,000 Guaranteed Pool

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, returns Friday with races from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and Gulfstream Park.

Friday’s sequence begins at 3:49 p.m. with Laurel’s eighth race, a $42,000 allowance contest at seven furlongs led by 4-year-olds Benintendi and Mungojerrie.

The Stronach Group Announces Management Update

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla., March 2, 2020  -- The Stronach Group announced today that Tim Ritvo, Chief Operating Officer, will step away from the company effective March 2, 2020 to pursue new opportunities. Ritvo has held several roles in his tenure with the company moving from General Manager of Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida to become the company's Chief Operating Officer.