Racing News

Laurel Park Reopening to Public Starting with Thursday Program

Maximum of 250 Persons Allowed Including Simulcast Wednesdays
LAUREL, MD – Following the successful reintroduction of live racing to its racetracks, and given the green light by state and county officials, the Maryland Jockey Club will reopen to the public on a limited basis starting with the Thursday, Oct. 15 program at Laurel Park.

Clear Vision Sees Way to Laurel Sunday Feature Victory

Live Racing Returns with Eight-Race Program Thursday, Oct. 15
LAUREL, MD – Cheyenne Stables’ stakes-placed Clear Vision, cut back in distance after being stretched out in his previous start, collared favored pacesetter Dundalk in mid-stretch and surged past to win Sunday’s feature at Laurel Park.

Keefe Hoping to Serve Coconut Cake at Maryland Million Oct. 24

Starburst Sparkles in Impressive Maiden Victory Saturday
Dundalk Favored in Feature on Sunday’s Eight-Race Program
LAUREL, MD – Sophomore filly Coconut Cake, two necks away from being undefeated in her young career, is under consideration to make her stakes debut in the $100,000 Maryland Million Distaff Saturday, Oct. 24 at Laurel Park.

Lots of Winner in Friday's Stronach 5

Returns $256 with Three of the Five Winners Returning $3.20 or Less           
LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5, which featured four turf races including two restricted turf stakes, resulted in 411 winning tickets Friday afternoon with each ticket worth $256.10 despite three of the five winners returning $3.20 or less.

Largent Jumps Up Late to Snatch $75,000 Bert Allen Victory

Embolden Popular Winner of $75,000 Punch Line
McCarthy Wins Three of Five Virginia-Bred Turf Stakes Friday
Live Racing Returns with 10-Race Card Saturday at 12:40 P.M.

Largent Targets Second Stakes Win in Friday's $75,000 Bert Allen

Jockey Jevian Toledo Registers Opening Day Triple Thursday
LAUREL, MD – Twin Creeks Racing Stables and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Largent, never worse than second in seven career starts, is the overwhelming favorite to add another stakes win to his resume in Friday’s $75,000 Bert Allen at Laurel Park.

Four Turf Races, Two Stakes, Highlight Friday's Stronach 5

$75,000 Bert Allen and $75,000 Punch Line Stakes from Laurel
Races from Gulfstream West, Laurel, Santa Anita and Golden Gate
LAUREL, MD – The popular Stronach 5, featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will feature four tracks and four turf races Friday, including the $75,000 Bert Allen Stakes and $75,000 Punch Line Stakes from Laurel Park.

Live Racing Returns to Laurel Thursday for Fall Meet Opener

Friday Card Features Five $75,000 Turf Stakes for Virginia-Breds
35th Jim McKay Maryland Million Program Set for Saturday, Oct. 24
Allaire duPont (G3) Among 35 Stakes Worth $3.23 Million in Purses
Preakness Leaders McCarthy, Gonzalez Out to Defend Meet Titles

Mike Maker Captures Preakness Weekend Trainer Bonus

BALTIMORE – Mike Maker edged defending champion Brad Cox and two-time winner Steve Asmussen to claim the top prize in the Maryland Jockey Club’s $100,000 Sentient Jet Trainer Bonus offered to horsemen for their participation in stakes races over Preakness weekend, Oct. 1-3, at Pimlico Race Course.

Swiss Skydiver Upsets Authentic in Saturday’s 145th Preakness

Filly Beats Boys with Second-Fastest Clocking in Preakness History
Becomes Only 6th Filly to Win Pimlico’s Historic Race
BALTIMORE – Peter Callahan’s Swiss Skydiver prevailed over Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Authentic in a thrilling stretch duel to capture Saturday’s 145th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico, becoming the sixth filly to win the 1 3/16-mile classic for 3-year-olds.