Racing News

Samui Sunset Making Quick Turnaround in $100,000 Japan Turf Cup

Yodel E. A. Who Chasing Elusive Stakes Victory in $75,000 Challedon

LAUREL, MD – Less than a week after finishing off the board for the first time since joining owner-trainer Rudy Sanchez-Salomon this summer, Samui Sunset is entered for a shot at redemption in Saturday’s $100,000 Japan Turf Cup at Laurel Park.

Coach Ready to Get Season Going Again in $100,000 Twixt

Multiple Stakes Winner Ends 232-Day Layoff in Saturday Stakes

LAUREL, MD – Kueber Racing’s Coach, a multiple Midwest stakes winner that is twice graded-stakes placed, will head east for her first start in 232 days and give two-time defending Eclipse Award-winning trainer Brad Cox the chance for a second straight win in the $100,000 Twixt Saturday at Laurel Park.

Hendrickson Carries Family Legacy into $150,000 Laurel Futurity

Among Five Stakes Worth $575,000 in Purses on Saturday Program

LAUREL, MD – Given his breeding, Yurie Pascarella, Carl Pascarella and Herringswell Racing Club II’s Hendrickson arrived at the races this year with great expectations. A son of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Nyquist and grandson of Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Birdstone, he is out of the stakes-winning mare Thank You Marylou, named in honor of Marylou Whitney, the late horsewoman and philanthropist who campaigned Birdstone.

Stablemates Delight, Born Dapper Among 10 in $150,000 Selima

Chad Brown Chasing Third Straight Win in Breeders’ Cup Prep

LAUREL, MD – After watching horses such as Sharing and Consumer Spending use the race as a path to the Breeders’ Cup and become graded-stakes winners, trainer Jonathan Thomas is hoping the same will prove true for either or both of Dapper and Born Delight in Saturday’s $150,000 Selima at Laurel Park.

Live Racing Returns to Laurel Park Friday for 48-Day Fall Meet

November to Feature Three Monday & Thanksgiving Day Programs
37th Jim McKay Maryland Million Tops 33 Stakes Worth $3.205 Million

LAUREL, MD – On the heels of a successful fall boutique meet at historic Pimlico Race Course, live racing shifts to Laurel Park for its calendar year-ending fall stand that begins Friday and features 33 stakes worth $3.205 million in purses led by the 37th edition of the Jim McKay Maryland Million.

Maker to Have Presence in Maryland Through Fall at Laurel Park

Apprentice Barbosa Leads Fall Meet Riders; Logjam in Trainer Standings

LAUREL, MD – Mike Maker, annually among the country’s leading trainers in starts, wins and purses earned, is planning to have a presence in Maryland this fall.

The 53-year-old Maker, based primarily in the Midwest but with seasonal strings in Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, New York and Texas, will have 15 stalls at Laurel Park’s calendar year-ending fall meet which begins Friday, Sept. 30.

Carotari Determined Winner of $100,000 Laurel Dash

Noses Comedy Town at Wire in Five-Furlong Turf Sprint
Mandatory Payouts on Sunday’s 11-Race Closing Day Card

LAUREL, MD – William Branch’s Carotari, returning to the site of his most recent victory, fended off Comedy Town the length of the stretch and got his nose down in time for a dramatic triumph in Saturday’s $100,000 Laurel Dash at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Smash Ticket Impressive in $100,000 Weather Vane Victory

Benevengo Wins Polynesian

LAUREL, MD – Brad King, Stan Kirby, Suzanne Kirby and Barbara Coleman’s Smash Ticket registered her first stakes victory in emphatic fashion, sprinting to a popular front-running 6 ¼-length decision in Saturday’s $100,000 Weather Vane at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Can the Queen Retains Crown in $100,000 Sensible Lady

Five-Furlong Turf Dash First Stakes Win for Trainer Shankle

LAUREL, MD – Joanne Shankle’s Can the Queen will reign for another year after reeling in pacesetter Spicy Marg and drawing away by 1 ¾ lengths to defend her title in Saturday’s $100,000 Sensible Lady Turf Dash at historic Pimlico Race Course.

G1 Winner Decorated Invader Launching Comeback Saturday

GS Winners Fancy Liquor, Wootton Asset Among Allowance Rivals
11-Race Program Features Four Stakes Worth $400,000 in Purses
3YO Colt Mo Money Mo Honey Stays Undefeated in Friday Feature

LAUREL, MD – West Point Thoroughbreds, William Freeman, William Sandbrook and Cheryl Manning’s Decorated Invader, a Grade 1 winner at 2 that has gone unraced in more than 16 months, is set to launch his comeback Saturday at historic Pimlico Race Course.