Racing News

Three Tracks, Three on the Turf in Friday Stronach 5

Races from Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields    

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5 returns Friday with races from Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields along with an industry-low 12-percent takeout.

Friday’s sequence includes three turf races – two maiden turf races from Gulfstream and Golden Gate and a competitive 10-horse $32,000 claiming event from Santa Anita.

Maythehorsebwithu to Work This Weekend for Federico Tesio

Stronach 5 Returns Friday with Races from Florida, California
Laurel Park Scheduled to Begin Spring Meet Thursday, April 8
Laurel Park Open for Simulcasting Easter Sunday, April 4

LAUREL, MD – Michael Dubb and Bethlehem Stables’ stakes winner Maythehorsebwithu, among the newest Triple Crown nominees, is scheduled to return to the worktab this weekend ahead of an anticipated start in the $125,000 Federico Tesio for 3-year-olds Saturday, April 24 at Laurel Park.

Spring Stakes Spectacular Moved to Saturday, April 24

Seven Stakes Worth $750,000 Led by Tesio for 3-Year-Olds

LAUREL, MD – As a result of the ongoing pause of live racing at Laurel Park through Sunday, April 4, the Maryland Jockey Club has pushed its Spring Stakes Spectacular program back one week to Saturday, April 24.

All seven stakes worth $750,000 in purses originally scheduled for Saturday, April 17 will be run on the new date with a similar 12:40 p.m. post time. Nominations for all stakes are due Saturday, April 3.

Statement from Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel Park

“In consultation with Maryland State Veterinarian, Dr Michael Odian and the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, the suspension of live racing at Laurel Park has been extended through April 4.

“This added precautionary measure will further protect the horses stabled at both Pimlico and Laurel Park. The two properties will continue to be treated as separate quarantine zones as announced on March 25.

Laurel Park Remains Open for Weekend Simulcasting

LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park will remain open for simulcasting following the cancellation of live racing for the final weekend of its 2021 winter meet.

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Saturday to allow for wagering on the Dubai World Cup program from Meydan Racecourse, beginning with the Dubai World Cup (G2) on turf in Race 3 (8:50 a.m.). The $12 million Dubai World Cup (G1) will go off as Race 9 (12:50 p.m.).

Statement from Dr. Dionne Benson, Chief Veterinarian for 1/ST Racing

The Maryland Jockey Club was informed this evening by Maryland State Veterinarian Dr. Michael Odian, that a horse at Pimlico has tested positive for the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1).  The horse had been isolated for 72 hours prior to the positive test. 

Stakes-Placed Wondrwherecraigis Gearing Up for Return

Winter Meet Jockey Race Going Down to Final Weekend
Watch and Wager on Florida Derby, Dubai World Cup at Laurel
Nominations for April 17 Spring Stakes Spectacular Close Saturday

LAUREL, MD – Stakes-placed gelding Wondrwherecraigis, undefeated in his only two starts at Laurel Park, has returned to the work tab as he continues preparations for his first start as a 4-year-old.

Turf Races from Santa Anita, Gulfstream Highlight Stronach 5

Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout
Races from Laurel, Santa Anita, Golden Gate and Gulfstream

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5 will feature five competitive races from four tracks along with an industry-low 12-percent takeout when it begins at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Stakes Winner Anna's Bandit Getting Ready for 7-Year-Old Debut

Frosted Filly Paradise Song Hits Right Note in Laurel’s Friday Feature
20-Cent Rainbow 6 Solved Friday for Jackpot Payout of $22,943

LAUREL, MD – Eleven-time stakes-winning mare Anna’s Bandit, unraced since last summer, continues to train forwardly at Laurel Park as she readies for a sixth racing season at the age of 7.

Little Huntress Seeks Rebound in Friday Feature

Allowance Kicks Off Stronach 5 with $154,931 Carryover
Video: Tullock, Tukker Handicap Stronach 5
20-Cent Rainbow 6 Carryover Stands at $15,617
Laurel to Open Second-Floor Sports Bar Friday

LAUREL, MD – Madaket Stables, Wonder Stables and Robert LaPenta’s impressive maiden winner Little Huntress, off the board in her season and stakes debut last month, returns as the narrow program favorite in Friday’s feature as live racing returns to Laurel Park.