Racing News

Ben's Cat Faces Tough Test In Dave's Friend Stakes

Saturday’s Card Features Four Stakes Races

LAUREL, MD. 11-14-13---King Leatherbury’s Ben’s Cat, one of the top turf sprinters in the country, returns to the main track for the first time in nearly a year as the 5-2 favorite in the $100,000 Dave’s Friend Stakes, one of four added-money tests at Laurel Park on Saturday afternoon.

Dance To Bristol Retirement Ceremony Saturday

Dance To Bristol winning the 2013 Skipat StakesLAUREL, MD. 11-13-13---Saturday’s nine-race card will feature four $100,000 stakes races and a special retirement ceremony for Bowie-based Dance to Bristol, who completed her career with a sixth place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) earlier this month.

Maryland Jockey Club To Race 146 Days In 2014

LAUREL, MD. 11-12-13---Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course will conduct 146 days of racing in 2014, the same number that was scheduled the last four years after the Maryland Racing Commission approved an agreement by the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC), Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (MTHA) and Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) at its monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon at Laurel Park.

Res Judicata Gallops In City Of Laurel Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-9-13---Someday Farm’s Res Judicata broke on top, settled comfortably into second and when asked by his rider, spurted to the lead and galloped to victory in the $100,000 City of Laurel Stakes for 3 year olds.

Slip And Drive Surprises In Japan Racing Association Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-9-13---Jer-Mar Stable LLC’s Slip and Drive contested the lead from start to finish and won the grassy, 1-1/16th mile $100,000 Japan Racing Association Stakes.

Lady Sabelia Steps Up To Win Safely Kept Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-9-13---Mrs. Frank P. Wright’s Lady Sabelia, an impressive maiden winner in her previous start, proved that effort was not a fluke when she out-stepped ten other fillies in today’s $100,000 Safely Kept Stakes.

Access To Charlie Wins Geisha Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 11-9-13---Howard M. Bender’s Access To Charlie moved by speedy Malibu Beach Bunny with 3/16ths of a mile to go and held on to win the $100,000 Geisha Stakes for registered Maryland-bred fillies and mares this afternoon at Laurel Park. The Geisha was the first of four stakes races on Saturday’s nine race program.

Noted Breeder-Owner William R. Harris Passes

LAUREL, MD. 11-08-13---Noted breeder-owner William R. Harris passed away this morning at his home in Mineral, VA, according to trainer Chris Grove. He was 90 years old.

Harris bred and owned multiple stakes winners Sweet Goodbye ($692,772), Five Steps ($413,746) and Deer Run ($408,530).

Four Stakes Highlight Saturday's Nine-Race Card

LAUREL, MD. 11-07-13---The thirty-one stakes races conducted during the Laurel Park fall meeting will take place on six selected days. The final four races on Saturday’s nine-race program are each $100,000 contests: the Geisha Stakes (race 6), the Safely Kept Stakes (race 7), the Japan Racing Association Stakes (race 8) and the City of Laurel Stakes (race 9).

Apprentice Riders Look To Carry On Tradition

LAUREL, MD. 11-06-13---Maryland has long been the scene where apprentice riders thrive with jockeys such as Chris McCarron, Kent Desormeaux and Rosie Napravnik kicking off their successful careers at Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park.