Racing News

Jockey Marquez Rides First Winner Thursday at Laurel

16-Year-Old Breaks Through with Eighth Career Mount

LAUREL, MD – Racing first off the claim for trainer Phil Schoenthal’s Kingdom Bloodstock, Inc., Sierra Leona rallied from mid-pack for a three-quarter-length triumph Thursday at Laurel Park to give jockey Charlie Marquez his first professional win.

Friday Stronach 5: Five Races, Four Tracks, $100,000 Guaranteed Pool

LAUREL, MD – The popular Stronach 5, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will feature races Friday afternoon from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and Gulfstream Park.

Friday's Stronach 5 Returns $1,187

LAUREL, MD – There were 160 tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each returning $1,187.20.

Friday’s sequence kicked off in the eighth-race finale at Laurel Park, won by Shaks Hidden Gem ($7.20). After Payntdemluesaway ($16) sprung a mild upset in Gulfstream Park’s ninth race, favored Morning Cynn ($4.60) came home a winner in the third leg, Race 3 at Golden Gate Fields. Gaby’s Dream ($5.40) took the 10th race at Gulfstream before Point Hope ($6.80) wrapped up the sequence with a victory in Santa Anita’s fifth race.

Career Years Lift McCarthy, Gonzalez to 2019 Maryland Titles

Third Overall Championship for Leading Jockey, Trainer
Live Racing Returns to Laurel Park Friday, Jan. 3

LAUREL, MD – Bolstered by career-best performances in both wins and purse earnings, Trevor McCarthy and Claudio Gonzalez finished 2019 as the Maryland’s leading jockey and trainer, respectively, for a third time.

Gulfstream, Santa Anita, Laurel and Golden Gate All Part of Friday's Stronach 5

Three Turf Races, $100,000 Guaranteed Pool
Video: All-Star Ticket

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Races from Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields will all be featured Friday in the Stronach 5.

The popular wager will once again have a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout.

McCarthy, Gonzalez Crowned Fall Meet Champions Sunday

Trio of Mandatory Payouts on Closing Day Program
Live Racing Returns Wednesday with New Year’s Day Holiday Card

LAUREL, MD – A rainy Sunday couldn’t dampen spirits as jockey Trevor McCarthy and trainer Claudio Gonzalez put the finishing touches on another championship during closing day of Laurel Park’s calendar year-ending fall meet.

McCarthy Bags Three Stakes on Five-Win Afternoon

Mandatory Payouts of Sunday’s Closing Day Program

LAUREL, MD – Jockey Trevor McCarthy celebrated Saturday’s Christmastide Day program at Laurel Park with five wins, including three of five stakes, and effectively clinched the fall meet riding title.

Someday Jones Runs Down Alwaysmining in $100,000 Native Dancer

Among Five Stakes Worth $500,000 on Christmastide Day Card

LAUREL, MD – John Servis enjoyed some of the finest days of his career with 2004 Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1) winner Smarty Jones. Now the veteran trainer is enjoying a multiple stakes-winning ride with a son of Smarty Jones.

Threefiveindia Becomes Stakes Winner in $100,000 Dave's Friend

Majestic Reason Gets Job Done in $100,000 Willa On the Move
Jockey McCarthy Sweeps Sprint Stakes on Five-Win Day

LAUREL, MD – Rockingham Ranch’s 6-year-old gelding Threefiveindia, graded-stakes placed at 3 and 4, became a stakes winner for the first time while remaining unbeaten for his new connections with a three-quarter-length triumph in Saturday’s $100,000 Dave’s Friend at Laurel Park.

Monday Morning Qb Passes Test in $100,000 Heft

Bella Aurora Sparkles in $100,000 Gin Talking Triumph

LAUREL, MD – Cash is King and LC Racing’s Monday Morning Qb, three weeks after a fever cost him a chance at making his stakes debut, returned to Laurel Park in full health and rebounded with a three-quarter-length score in Saturday’s $100,000 Heft Stakes.