Racing News

Leatherbury Leaning Toward Maryland Million Sprint For Ben's Cat

LAUREL, MD. 10-11-14---Next Saturday at Laurel Park, Ben’s Cat is looking to become the first horse to win four Maryland Million races. Owner/trainer King Leatherbury pre-entered his star into both the $125,000 Turf and the $100,000 Sprint earlier this week.

Maryland Million Pre-Entries Include Ben's Cat, Eighttofasttocatch and Roadhog

LAUREL, MD. 10-10-14---The Laurel Park racing office announced this afternoon that a total of 188 pre-entries were named to the nine stakes races which comprise the 2014 Jim McKay Maryland Million.

Karamanos Rides Three Winners On Wednesday Afternoon

LAUREL, MD. 10-08-14---Horacio Karamanos rode three winners Wednesday afternoon at Laurel Park to vault four spots in the rider standings.

Dreamsgonewild Upsets Ben's Cat In Laurel Dash

LAUREL, MD. 09-27-14---In a blanket finish, Paul M. Steckel’s Dreamsgonewild ran down the speed and held off Ben’s Cat to win the $100,000 Laurel Dash, the last of six turf stakes Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park.

Manchurian High Comes From Way Back To Win Laurel Turf Cup

LAUREL, MD 09-27-14---Lilli Kurtinecz’  Manchurian High covered more ground than any other runner in the one mile and one half $100,000 Laurel Turf Cup, the fifth of six stakes races on the Laurel Park turf course, but it didn’t matter as he got up in time to win the marathon test for his owner-trainer.

Madame Giry Repeats In Jameela Stakes

LAUREL, MD 09-27-14---Nutmeg Stable’s Madame Giry held off a late rally by Monster Sleeping to repeat in the $125,000 Jameela Stakes for Maryland-bred/sired fillies and mares, the fourth of six stakes races at Laurel Park Saturday.

Medea Rallies To Win Lady Baltimore Stakes

LAUREL, MD 09-27-14---Cornerstone Thoroughbreds LLC’s Medea (IRE) came off the rail approaching the top of the stretch, moved to the middle of the track and was up in time to win the $100,000 Lady Baltimore Stakes for fillies and mares, the third of six stakes races on the Laurel Park turf course.

Cyclogenisis Impressive In Laurel Futurity Score

LAUREL, MD 09-27-14--Matthew Schera’s Cyclogenisis left the field in his wake after he was set down to win the $100,000 Laurel Futurity for two-year olds, the second of six stakes races on the Laurel Park turf course Saturday afternoon.

Miss Bullistic Rolls Home In Selima Stakes

LAUREL, MD 09-27-14---Kathleen Willier’s Miss Bullistic roared by the leaders in mid-stretch and drew away to win the $100,000 Selima Stakes for juvenile fillies, the first of six stakes to be contested over the turf on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park.

Rodriguez Returns To Jockey Colony

LAUREL, MD. 09-26-14---Erick Rodriguez, who has won nearly 870 races at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course since 2003, has returned to the jockey colony after spending the last five months at Presque Isle Downs where he finished fourth in the rider standings.

“I had a great meet up here but Maryland