Racing News

Carrasco Enjoys the 'Ride' in $250,000 General George

Journeyman Earns First Career Graded Win in Sprint Stakes

LAUREL, MD – Silvino Ramirez’s Share the Ride soared through an opening along the rail entering the stretch and pulled away to earn his second career graded-stakes victory and give journeyman rider Victor Carrasco his first in Saturday’s $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park.

Hibiscus Punch Springs 41-1 Upset in Barbara Fritchie

Earns First Stakes Win as 2-5 Favorite Hello Beautiful Finishes Fifth

LAUREL, MD – Edward Seltzer and Beverly Anderson’s homebred Hibiscus Punch rolled up to dueling favorites Hello Beautiful and Dontletsweetfoolya on the far turn and cruised past once straightened for home, sprinting clear for a 41-1 upset in Saturday’s $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) at Laurel Park.

Maythehorsebwithu Goes Gate-to-Wire in Miracle Wood

Street Lute Makes It Five in a Row in Wide Country

LAUREL, MD – Maythehorsebwithu, a 3-year-old gelding owned by Michael Dubb and Bethlehem Stables LLC, led every step of the way Saturday to win the $100,000 Miracle Wood at Laurel Park by four-lengths while covering a mile in 1:37.02.

Tiz Mandate, who broke last, closed to finish second, just a half-length in front of Spectacular Bid winner Kenny Had a Notion.

Bankit Gets the Money in $100,000 John B. Campbell

Lucky Stride Proves Too Tough in $100,000 Nellie Morse

LAUREL, MD – Winchell Thoroughbreds and Willis Horton Racing’s well-traveled Bankit, making his 27th career start but first in Maryland, swept to the lead on the far outside and powered through the stretch to a 1 ¾-length triumph in Saturday’s $100,000 John B. Campbell at Laurel Park.

Gaudet Hoping to Add Another Chapter to Family's Success Story

Trainer to Saddle Dontletsweetfoolya in Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3)

LAUREL, MD – Carrying the mantle for one of Maryland’s best known and respected racing families, trainer Lacey Gaudet has been proud to continue the tradition her late father, Eddie, began in the 1950s.

Saturday, the 33-year-old Gaudet is hoping to add another chapter to the family’s legacy and join her father as a graded-stakes winner.

Weather Pushes Laurel's Friday Card to Thursday, Feb. 25

Weekly National Stronach 5 Wager Cancelled, OTBs Remain Open
Six Stakes Worth $900,000 in Purses for Saturday’s Winter Sprintfest

LAUREL, MD – A winter storm bringing freezing rain, snow and ice to the Mid-Atlantic region has caused the Maryland Jockey Club to postpone live racing Friday at Laurel Park and bring back the 10-race program in its entirety Thursday, Feb. 25.

The MJC’s OTB network, including Pimlico Race Course, will remain open for simulcasting.

Four Tracks, Competitive Fields in Friday's Stronach 5

Two 7-5 Favorites in Final Two Legs

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5 goes coast-to-coast Friday, with races from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields along with an industry-low 12-percent takeout.

The Stronach 5 continues to show a strong return on investment. Multiple winning tickets last week returned $511.70 despite the fact only one winner returned more than $5.40. A couple of 7-5 favorites late in Friday’s sequence makes things interesting.

Funny Guy No Laughing Matter in G3 General George

Among Six Stakes Worth $900,000 on Winter Sprintfest Card
MJC Offering Advance on Saturday’s Saudi Cup Day Program
Live Racing Returns to Laurel Park Friday Starting at 12:25 P.M.

LAUREL, MD – His name evokes a smile, and though he has yet to register a win against open competition, make no mistake – Funny Guy is one serious racehorse.

'Field Trip' for Russell's Winter Sprintfest Stakes Trio

Trainer Ships Stars to Pimlico Ahead of Rescheduled Program
Six Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $900,000 in Purses Saturday

LAUREL, MD – With two program favorites for Laurel Park’s rescheduled Winter Sprintfest program and another horse listed as second choice on the morning line, trainer Brittany Russell took her stakes trio on a mini road trip to keep them sharp for the big day.

Feargal Lynch Notches First Win of Comeback Monday at Laurel

Second Mount for Journeyman Rider Following Neck, Back Injuries
Live Racing Returns Friday, Feb. 19 with 12:25 P.M. Post Time

LAUREL, MD – In just the second ride of his comeback from neck and back fractures that kept him away from the races for 200 days, journeyman Feargal Lynch piloted James Wolf’s Nomo Ron to a 2 ½-length victory in Monday’s special Presidents Day holiday feature at Laurel Park.