Racing News

Breeders' Cup Classic Winning Trainer Dickie Small Passes

BALTIMORE, 04-05-14---Prominent Maryland trainer Richard (Dickie) Small, who conditioned 1994 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Concern, died late Friday night after a battle with cancer. He was 68 years old.

Laurel Park Trainer Title Ends In A Four-Way Tie, McCarthy Captures Winter Riding Championship

LAUREL, MD. 03-29-14---The Laurel Park winter meeting ended today with apprentice rider Trevor McCarthy winning the jockey title and four conditioners sharing the trainer championship. The 42-day stand began at the central Maryland track on January 1. Five live racing days were lost to inclement weather.

McCarthy Mathematically Locks up Riding Title

LAUREL, MD. 03-28-14---Lost in the hoopla surrounding the battle for the leading trainer at the Laurel Park was the performance by apprentice Trevor McCarthy, who will win his first riding title when the winter meet ends Saturday afternoon.

Vazquez Moves Into Tie For Top Spot In Trainer Standings

LAUREL, MD. 03-27-14---Juan Vazquez moved into a first place tie in the Laurel Park trainer standings with two live racing days remaining in the winter meeting. The 42-day stand ends Saturday afternoon.

Vazquez saddled Cochita Rich ($11.80) to victory in Thursday’s fourth race to tie Claudio Gonzalezfor the top spot. Both conditioners have 19 victories.

Leatherbury Turns 81, Eyes Fifth Straight Mister Diz Victory For Ben's Cat Next Weekend At Pimlico

LAUREL, MD. 03-26-14---Legendary trainer King Leatherbury, who turned 81 today, indicated that Ben’s Cat will make his 2014 debut at Pimlico Race Course next Saturday, April 5 in the Mister Diz Stakes. The son of Parker’s Storm Cat will be looking for his fifth consecutive victory in the Mister Diz and 20th career stakes victory.

Laurel Park Training Title Going To The Wire

LAUREL, MD. 03-22-14---With one week remaining in the winter meeting, four trainers have a chance to win the Laurel Park title. The stand ends March 29 with live racing scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Ground Transport Delivers In Harrison Johnson Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 03-22-14---Ground Transport and Mr Palmer ran 1-2 all the way around and that’s how they finished in the $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Handicap for three-year-olds and up at Laurel Park Saturday afternoon.

More Than A Cruise Cruises To Conniver Stakes Score

LAUREL, MD. 03-22-14---Julian Pimentel never had to move a muscle as Howard Bender’s More Than a Cruise carried him from last to first to win the $100,000 Conniver Stakes for Maryland-bred and/or Maryland-sired fillies and mares, the co-feature on today’s Saturday program at Laurel Park.

Two $100,000 Stakes For Older Horses On Saturday's Card

LAUREL, MD. 03-20-14---The Conniver and Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Stakes are featured on the nine-race card at Laurel Park on Saturday, the former for Maryland-bred fillies and mares and the latter for three year olds and upward.

Tell a Great Story is the 7-5 morning line favorite in the 7-furlong Conniver. The Bluegrass Cat filly won her debut race at Laurel, later scored in the Go For Wand at Delaware and last raced in the Delaware Oaks (G2) on July 13. She has eight official works at Payson Park in Florida this year in anticipation of her 4-year-old debut. Forest Boyce has the mount for trainer Ignacio Correas.

Steady N Love Takes Caesar's Wish Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 03-15-14--- ZWP Stable Inc. & Non Stop Stable’s Steady N Love raced within striking distance, then moved to the front when asked and won the $100,000 Caesar’s Wish Stakes for 3-year old fillies this afternoon at Laurel Park.