Racing News

No Easy Days Proves Tough in 12-1 Upset of Friday Feature

Turf Allowance Sprint, 2YO Maiden Race Top Saturday Program

LAUREL, MD – Winner’s Circle Partners XII’s No Easy Days powered past high-priced yearling Uncle Jake, exiting the April 8 Wood Memorial (G2), on the far turn and dug in late to turn back favored Eldest Son and spring a 12-1 upset in Friday’s feature at Laurel Park.

$150,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Draws 25 Nominations

Four Graded-Stakes Winners, Defending Champion Beren Included
Headlines Five Stakes Worth $500,000 in Purses Saturday, July 29
Uncle Jake Returns to Action as Live Racing Resumes Friday

LAUREL, MD – Graded-stakes winners Lightening Larry, Little Vic, Wondrwherecraigis and filly Yuugiri, as well as 14-time winner Yodel E.A. Who and defending champion Beren, are among 25 horses nominated to the $150,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Saturday, July 29 at Laurel Park.

Retired Millionaire Cordmaker Leaves Laurel Park Sunday

8YO Gelding Scheduled for Surgery Monday at New Bolton Center
Ness Registers 4,000th Win, Teams with Rodriguez for Hat Trick
Summer Meet Resumes with Live Nine-Race Program Friday, July 21

LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stable’s Grade 3-winning millionaire and Mid-Atlantic fan favorite Cordmaker left trainer Rodney Jenkins’ Laurel Park barn for the last time Sunday, five days after the 8-year-old gelding was retired with an ankle injury.

Trainer Jamie Ness Earns 4,000th Victory Sunday at Laurel

3YO Filly Sing Scat Goes the Distance for Milestone Triumph

LAUREL, MD – Morris Kernan Jr., Yo Berbs and Jagger Inc.’s 3-year-old filly Sing Scat led from start to finish and pulled away late to score her second straight win and give trainer and co-owner Jamie Ness his 4,000th career victory in Sunday’s opener at Laurel Park.

Eons Fights Back to Win $100,000 Prince George’s County

Sparkle Blue Shines Bright in $100,000 Big Dreyfus Victory
Hybrid Eclipse Defends Title in $100,000 Caesar’s Wish

LAUREL, MD – Mark Grier’s Grade 3 winner Eons, yielding the lead to Pao Alto in deep stretch, dug in again over the final 50 yards and got his nose down on the wire to edge the two-time group-stakes winner by a nose in Saturday’s $100,000 Prince George’s County at Laurel Park.

Stakes Tripleheader Highlights Laurel Saturday Program

Nine-Race Card Includes $24,652 Rainbow 6 Jackpot Carryover

LAUREL, MD – A trio of $100,000 stakes, two scheduled for its world-class turf course, and a 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot carryover of $24,652.18 highlight Saturday’s live nine-race program at Laurel Park.

First race post time is 12:25 p.m.

Trainer Ferris Allen III Funding College Scholarship Program

Offering Up to $10K for Students Affiliated with Maryland Backstretch
Laurel’s Summer Meet Resumes with Nine-Race Program Friday

LAUREL, MD – A proud graduate of the prestigious College of William & Mary and a former teacher and coach at his hometown high school in Virginia, Ferris Allen III knows the value of education.

Stablemates Candy Light, Sparkle Blue Top Laurel’s Big Dreyfus

1 1/8M Turf Test First of Three Stakes Worth $300,000 in Purses Saturday

LAUREL, MD – Stakes-winning stablemates Candy Light and Sparkle Blue, each making their third start of the year, seek to break through with the first win of their 4-year-old season in Saturday’s $100,000 Big Dreyfus at Laurel Park.

Eons Looking for Right Setup in $100,000 Prince George’s County

One of Three Stakes, Two on Turf, Worth $300,000 in Purses Saturday

LAUREL, MD – Mark Grier’s Grade 3 winner Eons, beaten favorite in each of his last two races, will attempt to regain his winning form while defending his title in Saturday’s $100,000 Prince George’s County at Laurel Park.

‘He’s Just Been a Remarkable Horse:’ Cordmaker Retired

8-Year-Old Gelding Having Surgery July 17 for Ankle Injury
Millionaire Won 14 Races, 11 in Stakes, 2022 General George (G3)

LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stable’s 8-year-old millionaire gelding Cordmaker, whose steady success over seven seasons of racing earned him 11 stakes wins and the adulation of fans throughout the Mid-Atlantic, has been retired.