Racing News

Colorful Owner Arnold Heft Passes

LAUREL, MD. 03-13-14---Colorful owner Arnold Heft passed away in his sleep last nightat Sunrise at Fox Hill Senior Living Facility in Bethesda. He was 94.

Kid Cruz Rallies From Way Back To Win Private Terms Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 03-08-14---Vina Del Mar Thoroughbreds LLC & Black Swan Stables’s Kid Cruz sustained a rally from the back of the pack, wrested the lead in deep stretch and drew away to win the $100,000 Private Terms Stakes over nine other 3-year-olds this afternoon at Laurel Park.

Private Terms Stakes Features Ten Three-Year-Olds

LAUREL, MD. 03-06-14---Ten three-year-olds are expected to face starter Bruce Wagner in the $100,000 Private Terms Stakes at Laurel Park. The 1 1/8 mile test is the 8th race on Saturday’s 10-race card.

Abel Castellano Returns To Jockey Colony

LAUREL, MD. 03-05-14---Abel Castellano, who has won nearly 700 races at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course since 2003, returned to the jockey colony this afternoon after spending the last six months riding in New York. The 30-year-old finished second aboard Diski Dancer in today’s third race.

Israel Rodriguez Rides Winner In U.S. Debut

LAUREL, MD. 02-28-14---Israel Rodriguez made a great first impression, riding a winner in his first race in this country Friday afternoon at Laurel Park.

McCarthy Suspended Three Days For Riding Infraction

LAUREL, MD. 02-26-14---The Maryland Racing Commission stewards suspended apprentice Trevor McCarthy three live racing days for an infraction aboard Kid Terrapin in the 10th race February 17.

My Wandy’s Girl Takes Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2)

LAUREL, MD. 2-22-14---After finishing a strong second last year, Gullermo Berrios My Wandy’s Girl returned from New York to win this year’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) for fillies and mares.

Behemoth Reaches Late in John B. Campbell Handicap

LAUREL, MD. 2-22-14---Michelle & Claudio Stable, Inc.’s Behemoth dogged the 1-5 betting favorite until he caught him in the last jump to win the $100,000 John B. Campbell Handicap.

Gaudet Has Two Chances At Winning John B. Campbell Handicap

LAUREL, MD. 02-20-14---Trainer Linda Gaudet has a 40 percent chance of winning the $100,000 John B. Campbell Handicap, the co-feature Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park. The 1 1/8 mile test for older runners is race six on the card headlined by the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2).

Seven Sprinters Set For Saturday's Rescheduled Barbara Fritchie Handicap

LAUREL, MD. 02-19-14---The field for Saturday’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) at Laurel Park is significantly different than the one originally scheduled to race last Saturday. Four of filly and mare sprinters will not be competing this weekend, while another has been added into the mix.