Racing News

Saturday Card Features Four Stakes Races

LAUREL, MD. 01-02-14---Since arriving in Maryland in the fall of 2007, no rider has won more races at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course than Sheldon Russell. On Saturday, the 26-year-old will have mounts in three of the four $100,000 stakes on the nine-race card at Laurel.

McCarthy & McMahon Capture Year-Round Titles

LAUREL, MD. 12-31-13---Trevor McCarthy and Hugh McMahon wrapped up titles for the calendar year in the jockey and trainer divisions respectively at the major Maryland tracks after today’s final card of the season at Laurel Park.

Joint Custody Gallops In Maryland Juvenile Championship

LAUREL, MD. 12-28-13---Konrad M. Wayson’s Joint Custody overcame a stumbling start and survived a heated duel down the backstretch before galloping to victory in the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship.

She’s Ordained Takes Willa On The Move Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 12-28-13---Ronald Ulrich’s She’s Ordained made amends for a poor break in her most recent start when she left the gate cleanly and then took the short way home in the $100,000 Willa On The Move Stakes, the co-feature this afternoon at Laurel Park.

Laurel Park Serves Up Two Stakes On Saturday

LAUREL, MD. 12-26-13---Laurel Park will showcase two $100,000 stakes on Saturday, the Maryland Juvenile Championship for 2-year olds and the Willa On The Move for fillies and mares.

When entries closed for Saturday’s program, the Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship, the sister race to the Maryland Juvenile Championship, had failed to attract a sufficient number of starters and will not be contested this year.

Magee Claiming His Way To The Top Of The Standings

LAUREL, MD. 12-19-13---At Christmas time seven years ago, Kieron Magee was in his mid-40’s and working as an exercise rider at the Maryland tracks. Today, he ranks third in the Laurel Park fall trainer standings with 19 wins from 44 starters, an impressive 43%.

January & February Racing Dates Modified

LAUREL, MD. 12-17-13---The Maryland Jockey Club and the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association have modified the January and February live racing dates for the upcoming 2014 winter meeting at Laurel Park.

Instead of racing Thursday through Saturday during the first two months of the year, Wednesday racing will replace Friday on the schedule.

Juarez Wins With His First Lifetime Mount

LAUREL, MD. 12-14-13---Apprentice Nik Juarez won with his first lifetime mount when odds-on favorite Love Heart beat six other $5,000 claimers in today’s fifth race at Laurel Park.

Another Multiple Win Day For Carrasco, Reaches 200 For Year

LAUREL, MD. 12-13-13---The Victor Carrasco train continues to roll as the apprentice rode two winners Friday at Laurel Park, including number 200 for the year. The 21-year-old now has 201 victories in 2013.

Preakness Stakes Purse Increased To $1.5 Million, Beginning In 2014

BALTIMORE, 12-12-13---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced it has increased the purse for the Preakness Stakes (G1) from $1 million to $1.5 million. The middle jewel of Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown is Saturday, May 17 at historic Pimlico Race Course.