Racing News

Queen of Cause Gives Anthony Lynch First Training Victory

Son of Laurel Trainer Cal Lynch Takes Season’s First Turf Race

LAUREL, MD – Frank Davino’s Queen of Cause came flying down the center of the track to catch pacesetter Stiva in deep stretch and edge clear in the second race at Laurel Park Saturday, giving trainer Anthony Lynch his first career victory.

Rainbow 6 Carryover of $18,132 for Saturday Program

Miss Auramet Targets Fourth Straight Win in Race 8 Feature
LAUREL, MD – In addition to a 10-race card featuring full fields and five contests over its world-class turf course, Laurel Park will have a carryover jackpot of $18,132.97 in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 for its Saturday, May 30 program.
The popular multi-race wager went unsolved during the last live program in Maryland March 15 at Laurel Park. First race post time Saturday is 12:40 p.m.

Live Racing Returns to Laurel

415 Horses Entered for 10-Race Programs May 30-31 & June 1
Multiple Stakes Winner Hello Beautiful in Monday Turf Sprint
LAUREL, MD – A third-level optional claiming allowance for fillies and mares 3 and up sprinting 5 ½ furlongs – one of five races scheduled for Laurel Park’s world-class turf course – highlights a 10-race program Saturday, May 30 that marks the return of live racing in Maryland.

G2 Winner Shotski Expected to Miss Rest of Sophomore Campaign

Connections Plan to Bring Laurel Park-Based Colt Back as 4-Year-Old
LAUREL, MD – Gary Barber, Wachtel Stables, Pantofel Stable and Howling Pigeon Farms’ Grade 2 winner Shotski is expected to miss the rest of his sophomore season with minor bone bruising, Laurel Park-based trainer Jerry O’Dwyer said, but will be pointed to a 4-year-old campaign in 2021.


LAUREL, MD - The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that it has received approval from the Maryland Racing Commission to resume live racing at Laurel Park effective Saturday, May 30. The Summer 2020 meet begins with three days of live racing running through to Monday, June 1. 

Sophomore Stakes Winners Lebda, Princess Cadey Thriving

Leading Trainer Gonzalez Keeping Maryland as First Option
LAUREL, MD – When it comes to finding a spot for his sophomore stakes winners, Maryland’s three-time leading trainer Claudio Gonzalez doesn’t have any current plans to look elsewhere.


1/ST Preakness At Home To Include A Safe Drive-InFieldFest 
Exclusively Benefitting First Responders

MJC Releases Spring Condition Book for Laurel Meet

Book Covers 15-Day Span; No Specific Dates Announced
LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club has released a spring condition book for Laurel Park covering a period of 15 days ahead of the still-undetermined resumption of live racing in the state.
Specific dates have not been set. As part of Gov. Larry Hogan’s statewide shutdown, live racing was paused in Maryland following the March 15 program at Laurel out of concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic.

MJC Resuming LARC Simulcasts Starting Sunday, May 3

Live Racing from Brazil Offered Sundays & Mondays in May
LAUREL, MD – For the first time since the state’s live racing was paused in mid-March, the Maryland Jockey Club will begin offering Latin America Racing Channel simulcasting beginning Sunday, May 3.
Full card LARC simulcasts from Hipodromo da Gavea in Brazil are scheduled from 12:30 to 8 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays in May, starting May 3 and 4 and continuing May 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31.