Racing News

Gonzalez Wins Twice Sunday to Clinch Fall Meet Training Title

Cancer Survivor Maryland’s Leading Trainer for Fourth Straight Year
Looking Forward to 2021 with G3 Winner Harpers First Ride
LAUREL, MD – Midwest Thoroughbred, Inc.’s Tayler’s Chrome, a juvenile daughter of two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, captured Sunday’s opener at Laurel Park to clinch the fall meet championship for trainer Claudio Gonzalez.

Eres Tu Makes the Grade in $150,000 Allaire du Pont

Led Eight Stakes Worth $850,000 on Christmastide Day Program
Rainbow 6 Jackpot Carryover Reaches $14,260 for Sunday Card
LAUREL, MD – Edward Seltzer and Beverly Anderson’s homebred Eres Tu kept her perfect comeback season intact and became a graded-stakes winner in the process with a popular one-length triumph in Saturday’s $150,000 Allaire du Pont (G3) at Laurel Park.

Harpers First Ride Continues Roll in $100,000 Native Dancer

Whereshetoldmetogo Proves Best in $100,000 Dave’s Friend
‘Sweet’ Streak Reaches Five in $100,000 Willa On the Move
LAUREL, MD – MCA Racing Stable’s Harpers First Ride put the finishing touches on an outstanding 2020 season by dismissing a bid from fellow multiple stakes winner Cordmaker at the top of the stretch and rolling home a 3 ¼-length winner in Saturday’s $100,000 Native Dancer at Laurel Park.

No Cents Hits Paydirt Again in $100,000 Heft

Street Lute Narrow Winner of $100,000 Gin Talking
Shackqueenking Rules in $100,000 Howard County
Miss Leslie Steps Up in $100,000 Anne Arundel County
LAUREL, MD – Isabelle de Tomaso and Hope Jones’ homebred No Cents survived both a resurgent effort from fellow stakes winner Kenny Had a Notion along the rail and a lengthy inquiry to extend his win streak to four races in Saturday’s $100,000 Heft at Laurel Park.

Russell Could Make History in Race for Fall Meet Training Title

Landing Zone Ready to Start New Streak in $150,000 du Pont (G3)
Little Huntress Favored to Graduate in Sunday Maiden Special Weight
LAUREL, MD – The 2020 Thoroughbred season is drawing to an historic close in Maryland, and not just for a pandemic that paused racing for 2 ½ months from mid-March to late May.

Singlino Seeks Second Career Stakes Win in $100,000 Heft

Street Lute Goes After Fourth Stakes in $100,000 Gin Talking
Reassured Tries Two Turns Again in $100,000 Howard County
Miss Leslie Gets Class Test in $100,000 Anne Arundel County
LAUREL, MD – No horse has come closer to beating Jaxon Traveler this year than Singlino, and the stakes-winning gelding won’t have his undefeated rival around when he returns to cap the 2020 season in the $100,000 Heft Saturday, Dec. 26 at Laurel Park.

Harpers First Ride Looks to Continue Run in $100,000 Native Dancer

G3 Winner Laki, Whereshetoldmetogo Tangle in $100,000 Dave’s Friend
Dontletsweetfoolya Goes for Fifth Straight in $100,000 Willa On the Move
LAUREL, MD – MCA Racing Stable’s Harpers First Ride, winner of the historic Pimlico Special (G3) over Preakness (G1) weekend in October, will get one more chance to add to what has been a spectacular season in the $100,000 Native Dancer Saturday, Dec. 26 at Laurel Park.

Jockey Toledo Rides Four Winners Sunday at Laurel

Rainbow 6 Carryover for Return of Live Racing Dec. 26
Christmastide Day Program Offers Eight Stakes Worth $850,000
LAUREL, MD – Robert L. Cole’s Seize the Day went all the way on the lead to cap a four-win afternoon for jockey Jevian Toledo Sunday at Laurel Park.

Eres Tu Seeks Second Straight Stakes Win in G3 Allaire du Pont

Tops Eight Stakes Worth $850,000 on Dec. 26 Christmastide Day Card
LAUREL, MD – Edward Seltzer and Beverly Anderson’s Grade 2-placed Eres Tu, unbeaten in two starts since returning from more a year layoff, goes after her third straight win and second in a stakes in the $150,000 Allaire du Pont (G3) Saturday, Dec. 26 at Laurel Park.

Lots of Winners in Friday's Stronach 5

Returns $838.70
LAUREL, MD – There were 142 winning tickets on Friday’s Stronach 5, each worth $838.70.
The Stronach 5 featured races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park as well as an industry-low 12-percent takeout.