Racing News

Majestic Reason Makes the Grade in $250,000 Barbara Fritchie

Maryland’s Champion Older Female of 2019 Springs $22.20 Upset

LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stable and Richard Golden’s homebred Majestic Reason, just days after being crowned Maryland’s champion older mare of 2019, celebrated in style by becoming a graded-stakes winner in Saturday’s $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) at Laurel Park.

Lebda Shows the Way in $100,000 Miracle Wood

Alwaysmining Fights Back to Win $100,000 John B. Campbell
Naughty Thoughts Becomes Stakes Winner in $100,000 Wide Country

LAUREL, MD – Euro Stable’s Lebda took control early and held on late to capture Saturday’s $100,000 Miracle Wood at Laurel Park.

The 25th running of the one-mile Miracle Wood for 3-year-olds was the last of three undercard stakes on a Winter Carnival program headlined by the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) and $250,000 General George (G3), both for older sprinters.

Nine Bettors Win $19,179 Each in Friday's Stronach 5

LAUREL, MD – There were nine winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each returning $19,179.80.

Friday’s sequence kicked off in the eighth-race finale at Laurel Park, won by 3-5 favorite Unbridled Outlaw ($3.40). After Kitten by the Sea ($9) captured Gulfstream Park’s seventh race, the final three legs produced upsets - Independent Indy ($25.20) in Race 3 at Golden Gate Fields, Teachers Big Dream ($22.60) in Race 4 at Santa Anita and I’ll Do It My Way ($35.60) in Race 10 at Gulfstream.

Double Carryovers for Saturday’s Winter Carnival Program

Five Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $800,000 on Nine-Race Card
Family Activities, Ice Carving, Stakes Buffet and Hat Giveaway

LAUREL, MD – There will be carryovers in both the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and $1 Super Hi-5 wagers to help heat up a stakes-filled Winter Carnival program Saturday at Laurel Park highlighted by the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) and $250,000 General George (G3) for older sprinters.

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

Champion Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. Comes to Laurel

Video: Vargas Talks “Talented, Tough” Saguaro Row

LAUREL, MD – Irad Ortiz Jr., the country’s leading rider, doesn’t make many trips to Laurel Park. In fact, it’s been three years since the two-time Eclipse Award winning rider has visited Laurel. But Ortiz, currently the leading rider at Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet, will ride Saturday’s stakes-laden card.

Monongahela Takes Third Shot at $100,000 John B. Campbell

Brothers John, Jason Servis Have Contenders in Two-Turn Stakes
Among Five Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $800,000 Saturday, Feb. 15

LAUREL, MD – Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables and Gary Aisquith’s Grade 3 winner Monongahela, beaten a head last winter, returns for the third straight year seeking an elusive victory in the $100,000 John B. Campbell Stakes Saturday at Laurel Park.

Father, Son Seek Sophomore Stakes Sweep at Laurel Park

Dreams Untold Targets $100,000 Miracle Wood for John Servis
Tyler Servis Sends Out Sunday Inn for $100,000 Wide Country

LAUREL, MD – Someday Farm’s homebred Dreams Untold, light on experience but loaded with talent, will make the jump from an impressive maiden victory to stakes competition for his third start in Saturday’s $100,000 Miracle Wood at Laurel Park.

Annual Organization of Racing Investigators Meeting Set for Feb. 23-26

Meeting Presented by 1/ST Safety, Registration Open

LAUREL, MD – Many of the world’s top racing investigators will meet in New Mexico Feb. 23-26 for the annual meeting of the Organization of Racing Investigators, presented by 1/ST Safety.

The meetings will take place at The Downs at Albuquerque. Click here for registration for ORI members.

Presentations at the conference will include:

Saguaro Row Seeks Graded Win in $250,000 Barbara Fritchie

Anna’s Bandit, Needs Supervision Among Rivals in Seven-Furlong Sprint
Among Five Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $800,000 in Purses Saturday, Feb. 15

LAUREL, MD – Having traveled as far as Louisiana and South Florida to run in graded company, multiple stakes winner Saguaro Row will make the short trip to Laurel Park for her next attempt in Saturday’s $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3).

Firenze Fire Opens Season in $250,000 General George

Maryland Debut for 5-Year-Old G1-Winning Millionaire
Among Five Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $800,000 Saturday, Feb. 15

LAUREL, MD – Mr. Amore Stable’s Grade 1-winning millionaire homebred Firenze Fire, unraced since back-to-back stakes victories to cap last year, is set to make both his seasonal and Maryland debuts in Saturday’s $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park.