Racing News

Horsemen Adjusting to Rescheduled Winter Sprintfest Program

Laurel Park Hosting Special Nine-Race Presidents Day Card Monday
Rombauer Earns Trip to Preakness with El Camino Real Derby Win

LAUREL, MD – In a sport where making last-minute adjustments is a daily occurrence, horsemen are adapting accordingly to the one-week transfer of the Winter Sprintfest program, originally scheduled for Feb. 13 at Laurel Park.

Laurel Cancels Sunday Program

Special Nine-Race Program Monday

LAUREL, MD – Due to a winter storm in the Mid-Atlantic region, Laurel Park has cancelled Sunday’s nine-race program.

Live Racing returns Monday when Laurel will run a special Presidents Day holiday program with a 12:25 p.m. first race post time.

The MJC’s off-track betting sites will remain open for simulcasting.

Storm Postpones $900,000 Winter Sprintfest Program

Entire Nine-Race Card Rescheduled for Saturday. Feb. 20

LAUREL, MD – Due to a winter storm affecting the Mid-Atlantic region, Saturday’s Winter Sprintfest program featuring the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) and $250,000 General George (G3) has been postponed to Saturday, Feb. 20.

Lots of Winners in Stronach 5

Returns $511.70

LAUREL, MD – Even with only one winner returning more than $5.40, the 354 winning tickets on Friday’s Stronach 5 were each worth $511.70.

The popular Stronach 5 featured races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields as well as an industry-low 12-percent takeout.

Needs Supervision in Spoiler's Role for G3 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie

G2 Winner Shotski Makes Return to Laurel Park in Sunday Feature
Six Stakes, Beat the Expert on Saturday’s Winter Sprintfest Program

LAUREL, MD – Encouraged by her most recent effort, trainer Jerry O’Dwyer is giving Howling Pigeon Farms, Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable and Madaket Stables’ multiple stakes winner Needs Supervision another shot at graded success in Saturday’s $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) at Laurel Park.

Stronach 5 Returns Friday with Competitive Fields from Four Tracks

Turf Races from Gulfstream and Santa Anita
Three Winning Tickets Last Week Each Worth $43,099                                     

Galerio Seeking Stakes Success in $100,000 John B. Campbell

$100,000 Nellie Morse Marks Season Debut for Wicked Awesome
Among Six Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $900,000 in Purses Feb. 13

LAUREL, MD – SAB Stable Inc.’s 5-year-old gelding Galerio, first or second in 17 of 21 career starts, will make a second straight attempt chasing his first career stakes victory in Saturday’s $100,000 John B. Campbell at Laurel Park.

Kenny Had a Notion Hooks Rival Again in $100,000 Miracle Wood

Eight Look to Deny Street Lute Sixth Stakes in $100,000 Wide Country
Among Six Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $900,000 in Purses Feb. 13

LAUREL, MD – Kenny Had a Notion and Maythehorsebwithu, separated by a neck following a stretch-long duel in the Spectacular Bid last month, will hook up again as the primary challengers in Saturday’s $100,000 Miracle Wood at Laurel Park.

G3 Winner Majestic Dunhill Seeks Rebound in General George

Fellow Graded Winners Laki, Share the Ride Among 10-Horse Field
One of Six Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $900,000 in Purses Feb. 13

LAUREL, MD – R.A. Hill Stable’s Grade 3 winner Majestic Dunhill, exiting a pair of disappointing efforts off a career-best performance, trades the South Florida sunshine for Maryland’s winter chill as he attempts to regain his winning form in Saturday’s $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park.

Hello Beautiful Chasing Graded Score in $250,000 Fritchie

Dontletsweetfoolya, G3 Winner Sharp Starr Part of Balanced Field
Among Six Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $900,000 in Purses Feb. 13

LAUREL, MD – With few remaining gaps on Hello Beautiful’s resume, trainer Brittany Russell will seek to achieve a significant milestone for both herself and her stable star when they go up against seven rivals in Saturday’s $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) at Laurel Park.