Racing News

Maryland Jockey Club To Race 146 Days In 2012

Preakness Stakes To Allow Two Also-Eligible Entries

Russell & Kobiskie Capture Year-Round-Titles

LAUREL, MD. 12-17-11---Sheldon Russell and Dane Kobiskie wrapped up year-end 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.

King And Crusader Surprises In Maryland Juvenile Championship

LAUREL, MD. 12-17-11---James A. Riccio’s King and Crusader made his first foray into his native state a winning one when he upset eight other Maryland-bred 2-year-olds in the $75,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship.

Plum Gets Up In The Final Jump To Win The Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship

LAUREL, MD. 12-17-11---Dark Hollow Farm’s Plum was up in the final jump to win the $75,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship, the co-feature on the closing day card at Laurel Park.

Maryland Jockey Club, Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Agree In Principal To 146 Day Racing Schedule In 2012

LAUREL, MD. 12-17-11---The Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) and Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (MTHA) reached an agreement in principal Saturday to apply and race 146 days at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course in 2012.

“I am glad we got this resolved,” said Richard Hoffberger, MTHA president. “This means running the same amount of live days as this year which was important to the horsemen to maintain a year-round program.”

Laurel Hosts Juvenile Championships On Closing Day Of The Racing Season

LAUREL, MD. 12-15-11---Laurel Park rings out the racing calendar on Saturday with division ending stakes for two year olds, the $75,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship and the $75,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship.

Both contests go at 7-1/2 furlongs on the main track. More Than A Cruise is favored to beat the fillies. Glib is the program choice against the boys.

Maryland Jockey Club Unveils 2012 Preakness Logo

BALTIMORE, 12-14-11---The Maryland Jockey Club today unveiled the 2012 Preakness logo for the 137th running of the $1,000,000 Preakness Stakes® (G1), the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, which is set for Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Pimlico Race Course.

Rapid Redux Ties A Modern U.S. Record With 19th Victory Of The Year

LAUREL, MD. 12-13-11---Rapid Redux won for the 19th time in as many starts this year, winning today’s sixth race at Laurel Park, after he out stepped five starter allowance runners. The victory, the 21st straight for the 5-year-old, ties the modern-day United States record for victories in a calendar year, which was previously shared by Triple Crown winner Citation (1948) and Hall of Famer Roseben (1905).

Baltimore Belle Pounces In Geisha Stakes

LAUREL, MD. 12-10-11---R. Larry Johnson’s Baltimore Belle ran by Love’s Blush in deep stretch to capture the $75,000 Geisha Stakes for Maryland-bred fillies and mares, the Saturday feature at Laurel Park.