Racing News

Stakes Winners Abound Among Star de Naskra Nominations

One of Four $75,000 Stakes on Maryland Pride Day, Aug. 21
Street Lute, Edie Meeny Miny Mo Top Nominees to Miss Disco

LAUREL, MD – Multiple stakes winner Jaxon Traveler, stakes winners Alwaysinahurry and Shackled Love and graded-stakes placed Hemp head a list of 16 horses nominated to the $75,000 Star de Naskra Saturday, Aug. 21 at historic Pimlico Race Course.

De Francis on Radar for Stakes Winner Wondrwherecraigis

Pimlico-Based Gelding Captured Friday’s Tale of the Cat at Saratoga
Preakness Meet Leading Rider Marquez Registers Saturday Hat Trick
Triple Carryovers for Sunday’s Eight-Race Card Starting at 12:40 P.M.

LAUREL, MD – Patience and perseverance paid off handsomely for owners Michael Dubb, The Elkstone Group, Madaket Stables and Michael Caruso and trainer Brittany Russell when Wondrwherecraigis became a stakes winner for the first time in Friday’s Tale of the Cat at Saratoga.

Tappin Cat Front-Running Winner of Pimlico Friday Feature

Stakes-Placed Gelding Hands Thundershook First Loss in Four Starts

LAUREL, MD – Non Stop Stable’s multiple stakes-placed Tappin Cat got away with soft early fractions and sprinted away from favored Thundershook, riding a three-race win streak, and 2020 Concern winner Air Token late to capture the Friday feature at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Trainer Smith Busy on First Day of Breezing at Laurel Park

Pimlico Race Course to Host Live Nine-Race Program Friday

LAUREL, MD – On the first day horses were allowed to breeze over Laurel Park’s newly rebuilt main track, no one was busier than trainer Hamilton Smith.

According to Equibase, of the 15 horses sent out for timed works Thursday morning, nine were from the barn of the 76-year-old Smith, a multiple stakes winner of more than 2,000 career races.

Scholarship Winner Makes Her Mark in Eventing with Retired Thoroughbred

Casteel, ‘Abel,’ Earn First Scholarship for Riders from Diverse Backgrounds

LAUREL, MD – While preparing one morning last week for the Millbrook Horse Trials in upstate New York, Helen Casteel said, “I never thought I would get here. It’s so very, very cool.”


Multi-Million-Dollar Dirt Track Remodel Completed On Schedule

LAUREL, MD (August 10, 2021) - The four-month reconstruction of Laurel Park’s dirt surface, which included the replacement of the cushion, base and substructure, officially ended Tuesday morning on schedule when horses once again began training over the track.

Impressive Stakes Winner Alwaysinahurry Tuning Up for Return

$75,000 Star de Naskra Aug. 21 at Pimlico Among Options for 3YO
Live Racing Returns with Nine-Race Program Friday, Aug. 13

LAUREL, MD – Mopo Racing’s Alwaysinahurry is set to return to action later this month for the first time since his impressive upset victory over Grade 3-winning favorite Mighty Mischief in the July 4 Concern at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Jockey Silvera Expected to Have Regular Maryland Presence in Fall

Hello Beautiful Thriving, Out of Sorts Steps Up in G3 Saratoga Oaks
Live Action Returns Friday with Eight Races, Rainbow 6 Carryover

LAUREL, MD – Jockey Ruben Silvera, far and away the leading rider at Parx this year, may soon be bringing his talent to Maryland on a more regular basis.

Midwest Shipper 'Mucho' the Best in $100,000 Challedon

G1-Placed 5-Year-Old Notches First Career Stakes Victory

LAUREL, MD – A nose kept from him becoming a first-time stakes winner in his previous start, but there would be no denying WSS Racing and 4G Racing’s Mucho the honor against a salty field in Saturday’s $100,000 Challedon at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Harpers First Ride Defends $100,000 Deputed Testamony Title

G3 Winner Earns Fifth Career Stakes Victory by 1 ½ Lengths

LAUREL, MD – GMP Stables, Arnold Bennewith and Cypress Creek Equine’s Grade 3 winner Harpers First Ride coasted to an easy lead early then dug in under a late challenge from favored Magic Michael to defend his title by 1 ½ lengths in Saturday’s $100,000 Deputed Testamony at historic Pimlico Race Course.