Racing News

Hybrid Eclipse Making Title Defense in $100,000 Caesar’s Wish

Joins $100,000 Prince George’s County & Big Dreyfus on Grass July 15
Rainbow 6 Carryover of $22,223 When Live Racing Returns Friday

LAUREL, MD – Over the course of five weeks last summer, Stuart Grant watched as Hybrid Eclipse became a stakes winner for the first time before purchasing her from previous connections at auction. Coming up on the year anniversary of that acquisition, Hybrid Eclipse will attempt to defend her title in the $100,000 Caesar’s Wish Saturday, July 15 at Laurel Park.

Zabracadabra Spoils Cordmaker’s Comeback in Friday Feature

Karamanos Extended Win Streak to Five with Emotional Victory
Rainbow 6 Carryover for Saturday’s Live Nine-Race Program
De Francis Day Stakes July 29 to Feature Tacos and Tequila

LAUREL, MD – Frank Sample’s Zabracadabra tracked multiple stakes winners Cordmaker and Ournationonparade into the far turn before sweeping past both and going on to a popular 3 ½-length victory in Friday’s stakes-level allowance feature at Laurel Park.

G3-Winning Millionaire Cordmaker Set to Launch Comeback

8YO Fan Favorite Returns Friday in Stakes-Level Allowance Test

LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stable’s 8-year-old millionaire Cordmaker, a Grade 3 winner that has established a large fan following over six seasons of racing, is set to launch his long-awaited comeback in Friday’s stakes-level feature at Laurel Park.

Laurel Cancels Balance of Thursday Card Due to Lightning

Live Action Scheduled to Return with Nine-Race Program Friday

LAUREL, MD – The balance of Thursday’s 10-race program at Laurel Park was cancelled due to prolonged lightning in the area.

Thunder and lightning were first reported approaching post time for Friday’s fourth race. Following a 30-minute delay, during which the main track was sealed and the rain began, steady lightning persisted and the decision was made to cancel out of safety concerns for Laurel’s horses, horsemen, fans and employees.

G3 Winner Dr B Tops 22 Nominations to $100,000 Caesar’s Wish

Saturday, July 15 Program Includes Pair of $100,000 Grass Stakes

LAUREL, MD – Grade 3 winner Dr B and multiple stakes winners Award Wanted, Falconet, defending champion Hybrid Eclipse and Malibu Beauty are among 22 horses nominated to the $100,000 Caesar’s Wish Saturday, July 15 at Laurel Park.

Laurel Opens Four-Day Weekend with 10 Races Thursday

Five-Figure Carryovers in Rainbow 6, Jackpot Super High Five

LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park will kick off a four-day weekend of live racing Thursday with a 10-race program postponed from last Friday due to air quality issues stemming from the eastern Canadian wildfires.

Post time is 12:25 p.m.

Comeback on Horizon for Maryland Champion Luna Belle

Multiple Stakes Winner Galloping at Laurel Park for Return

LAUREL, MD – Multiple stakes winner and two-time Maryland-bred champion filly Luna Belle, unraced in more than a year and without a timed work since late March, continues to make progress in her comeback.

Owned by Deborah Greene and Laurel Park-based trainer Hamilton Smith and bred by Smith, Greene and her late father, Fred Greene Jr., 4-year-old Luna Belle could return to the work tab mid-month and target a late summer/early fall campaign.

Prince of Jericho Gives Russell Stakes Sweep in $100,000 Concern

Jockey Also Won $100,000 Laurel Dash & $75,000 Jameela on Turf
Rainbow 6, Jackpot Super High Five Carryovers for Sunday Program

LAUREL, MD – Already with two stakes wins to his credit, jockey Sheldon Russell put an exclamation point on his spectacular Saturday afternoon by riding Grade 3-placed 3-year-old Prince of Jericho to a 4 ¾-length victory over Coffeewithchris in the $100,000 Concern at Laurel Park.

Fore Harp Front-Running Winner of $100,00 Laurel Dash

Sweet Victory for 6-Year-Old Coconut Cake in $75,000 Jameela
Jockey Sheldon Russell Completes Turf Stakes Sweep

LAUREL, MD – LC Racing, James Bonner and Wellesley Stable’s Fore Harp, stepping up to stakes company for the first time in his 18th start, led every step of the way and had plenty left to turn back a late bid from Witty to register a two-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Laurel Dash at Laurel Park.

Laurel Cancels Live Racing Friday Due to Poor Air Quality

Racing Set to Resume Saturday with Three Stakes Worth $275,000

LAUREL, MD – Due to poor air quality in the Mid-Atlantic region caused by smoke from Canadian wildfires, the Maryland Jockey Club has canceled Friday’s live program at Laurel Park.

The entire 10-race program has been moved, as is, to Thursday, July 6 with a post time of 12:25 p.m.

Laurel will remain open for simulcasting.

Live racing will resume Saturday to kick off the month of July featuring 11 stakes worth $1.075 million in purses.