Racing News

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.

Super Chunky Outstanding In Friday Feature

LAUREL, MD. 11-01-13---Euro Stable’s Super Chunky got a well-deserved break in class and proved to be much the best in today’s $55,000 allowance feature at Laurel Park. The 7-year old has seven in the money finishes in 17 stakes starts.

City of Laurel Stakes And Salute The Troops Promotion Highlight Nov. 9 At Laurel Park

LAUREL, MD. 10-31-13---Mayor Craig A. Moe is pleased to announce that the City of Laurel will team with Laurel Park to celebrate the City of Laurel and the United States military at Laurel Park on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

Maryland Jockey Club Unveils 2014 Preakness Logo

BALTIMORE, 10-29-13---The Maryland Jockey Club today unveiled the 2014 Preakness logo for the 139th running of the $1 million Preakness® Stakes (G1). The middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown will take place May 17 at Pimlico Race Course.

Dance To Bristol Works Bullet In Final Breeders' Cup Drill

Bowie-Based Mare Expected To Be Among The Favorites In Filly & Mare Sprint

Eighttofasttocatch Proves Too Fast To Catch In Maryland Million Classic

LAUREL, MD. 10-19-13---Sylvia E. Heft’s Eighttofasttocatch led from start to finish and won the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic for the second time in the past three years. Last year the son of Not For Love finished a fifth in the Classic as the betting favorite but this year things were completely different.

Tooth N Claw Rallies To Win Maryland Million Starter Handicap

LAUREL, MD. 10-19-13---Richard F. Blue’s Tooth and Claw was the last one on the scene, rallying from last to win the $50,000 Maryland Million Starter Handicap at Laurel Park.