Racing News

Nominations Announced For Next Weekend's Winter Sprintfest

LAUREL, MD. 02-10-12---Nominations for the three races which highlight the President’s day holiday weekend at Laurel Park were released by the Maryland Jockey Club’s racing office this morning.

Five Fillies And Mares Set To Go In Maryland Racing Media Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 02-09-12---Graded stakes winner Acting Happy, who has not run in nearly a year, is expected to draw the most attention in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes at Laurel Park. Five older fillies and mares are entered in the 1-1/8th mile test.

Dance to Bristol Scores Easily in Marshua Stakes

LAUREL , MD. 02-04-12---Copperville Farm’s Dance to Bristol scored an easy win in today’s feature at Laurel Park, the $100,000 Marshua Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

Grammy Award Winner Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa To Headline Infield Concert On Preakness Day

Infield Ticket Prices Reduced For Entire Weekend


BALTIMORE, 02-03-12---The Maryland Jockey Club today announced 2012 Preakness InfieldFest will include performances by Grammy Award nominees Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa. Both artists will play extended sets on the main stage in the public Infield on Saturday, May 19 at Pimlico Race Course when the Maryland Jockey Club, North America's oldest sporting organization, hosts the 137th renewal of the Preakness® Stakes.

Contentious Band Of Fillies Go In Saturday's Marshua Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 02-02-12---Seven solid 3-year-old fillies are expected to face starter Bruce Wagner in the $100,000 Marshua Stakes at Laurel Park.

“It is a tough race because they all look the same,” said trainer Dane Kobiskie, who has entered a pair of runners for Saturday’s feature.

Maryland Jockey Club To Honor Rapid Redux On February 18

LAUREL, MD. 02-01-12---The Maryland Jockey Club will honor the connections of Rapid Redux on Saturday, February 18. Rapid Redux has won 22 consecutive races, including a perfect 19-for-19 season a year ago and took home a pair of national awards last month.

Beggarthyneighbor Drives To Victory In Dancing Count Stakes

LAUREL, MD, 01-28-12---Klaravich Stables, Inc & William Lawrence’s Beggarthyneighbor proved that Beyer numbers are as good a handicapping tool as any as the New York-based invader drove to victory in the $100,000 Dancing Count Stakes for 3-year-olds this afternoon at Laurel Park.

Allen Honored For Reaching 2,000 Win Plateau

LAUREL, MD, 01-28-12---The Maryland Jockey Club honored trainer Ferris Allen for reaching the 2,000-win plateau last month with a winners’ circle presentation following Saturday’s first race. The 60-year-old, who saddled his first winner in 1974, accomplished the milestone when he saddled From Jump Street to victory at Gulfstream Park on December 18, 2011.

Castellano Rides Four Winners On Thursday Card, Takes Lead In Jockey Standings

LAUREL, MD. 01-26-12---Abel Castellano rode four winners Thursday afternoon to take over the top spot in the jockey standings at the Laurel Park winter meeting.

The 28-year-old won aboard Lord Kipling ($3.40-second), Yano ($4.40-third), Myrasira ($7.20-seventh) and Diner Gal ($6.20-ninth).