Racing News

Saturday's Stakes Races Overflowing With Big Fields

LAUREL, MD 09-25-14---The Laurel Park racing office produced a terrific card Saturday afternoon. The 12-race program features over $800,000 in purses with more than 125 entries. The six turf stakes races drew a total of 74 runners.

Ben's Cat To Face A Full Field In Saturday's Laurel Dash Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 09-24-14---With a victory Saturday afternoon in the $100,000 Laurel Dash, Ben’s Cat will move ahead of Hall of Famer Safely Kept in earnings amongst Maryland-breds. The Laurel Dash (race 11) is one of six stakes races on the 12-race card.

Mancilla, Monterrey Visit Johns Hopkins Children's Center As Part Of Jockeys Guild Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

LAUREL, MD. 09-24-14---Veteran riders Oscar Mancilla and Richard Monterrey visited the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Wednesday afternoon as part of the Jockeys Guild effort to bring awareness to pediatric cancer during the month of September.

Ben's Cat Headlines Nominations For Next Saturday's Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 09-19-14---Ben’s Cat, who became the seventh Maryland-bred to reach $2 million in earnings this summer headlines the nominations to next Saturday’s stakes at Laurel Park. The King Leatherbury homebred will be looking to win the $100,000 Laurel Dash for the third time in four years.

The September 27 card will feature five open stakes races on the turf and the Jameela Stakes for Maryland-bred and/or sired runners.

No Joke, Standup Comic Wins Wednesday's Second Race At 62-1

LAUREL, MD. 09-17-14---Standup Comic finished off the board in a pair of races last month at Timonium and was dismissed by the bettors in Wednesday’s second race at Laurel Park. The 6-year-old gelding got the last laugh taking the $15,000 claimer with an impressive off the pace victory.

Rose Brier Proves Best In Bert Allen Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 9-13-14---Panic Stable LLC’s Rose Brier became a stakes winner for the first time when he captured the $60,000 Bert Allen Stakes, the sixth in a series of Virginia-bred races contested at Laurel Park this afternoon because of the shuttering of Colonial Downs this summer.

Moon River Impresses In Jamestown Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 9-13-14---William M. Backer Revocable Trust’s Moon River shot through a seam between the inner rail and frontrunner Tiz What She Is and drew away to win the second division of the $60,000 Jamestown Stakes for 2-year old Virginia-breds.

Two Notch Road Pounces in Punch Line Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 9-13-14---James Hackman and  Glenn R. Thompson’s Two Notch Road blew the doors off his competition and won the $60,000 Punch Line Stakes for Virginia-breds.

Heaven Knows What Gallops In Oakley Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 9-13-14---R. Larry Johnson’s Heaven Knows What cruised to victory in the $60,000 Oakley Stakes for Virginia-bred fillies and mares.

Hooligan Triumphs In Jamestown Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 9-13-14---Owner-trainer Wesley Ward sent Hooligan to Laurel Park after the Saratoga meeting and worked her here on September 6, a prep which set up her popular victory in the first division of the $60,000 Jamestown Stakes for 2-year olds.