Racing News

Friday's Stronach 5 Cancelled

LAUREL, MD – Due to racing at Golden Gate Fields being cancelled the remainder of the week due to repairs to the facility’s hot water system, Friday’s Stronach 5 has been cancelled.

The third race at Golden Gate Fields was to be the fourth leg of Friday’s Stronach 5 sequence.

The Stronach 5, featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout and $100,000 guaranteed pool, will return Friday, Feb 7.

Stronach 5 Will Feature Races from Laurel, Gulfstream, Santa Anita and Golden Gate

$100,000 Guaranteed Pool, Industry-Low 12 Percent Takeout

LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, designated ‘overlay city’ by Gulfstream track announcer Pete Aiello, will offer competitive races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields with a $100,000 guaranteed pool.

Justin Front Gives Victor Carrasco Milestone Victory

1,000th Career Triumph for Eclipse Award-Winning Jockey
Cedeno Posts Riding Triple Sunday; Live Racing Returns Jan. 30

LAUREL, MD – Ronald A. Brown’s Justin Front, racing first time off the claim, rolled to a front-running 1 ¼-length triumph Sunday at Laurel Park to give jockey Victor Carrasco his 1,000th career victory.

Double Carryovers for Return of Live Racing Friday

Weekly Stronach 5 Wager Kicks Off with Laurel Finale
Pegasus Simulcast, Giveaways Saturday, Jan. 25

LAUREL, MD – Live racing returns to Laurel Park Friday, Jan. 24 with an eight-race program featuring carryovers in the 50-cent Late Pick 5 and 20-cent Rainbow 6.

First-race post time is 12:25 p.m.

Four Tracks, Three Turf Races for Friday Stronach 5

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5 will feature races Friday from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields with three races being contested over the turf.

Laurel Hosting Special Monday Holiday Program

Post Time 12:25 P.M. for Martin Luther King Jr. Card

LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park will host a special eight-race Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday program Monday, Jan. 20 featuring a carryover of $3,047.74 in the $1 Super Hi-5 wager.

First-race post time is 12:25 p.m.

The Super Hi-5 begins in Race 2, a starter optional claimer for 3-year-olds sprinting six furlongs on the main track.

Laurel-Loving Honor the Fleet Takes $100,000 Fire Plug

Victim of Love Springs Upset in $100,000 What a Summer

LAUREL, MD – Frank Demarco’s Honor the Fleet, Grade 3-placed as a 3-year-old in 2017, got a patient ride from jockey Alex Cintron to become a stakes winner for the first time in Saturday’s $100,000 Fire Plug Stakes at Laurel Park.

Artful Splatter Upsets Anna's Bandit in $75,000 Geisha

Alwaysmining Gets Job Done in $75,000 Jennings

LAUREL, MD – James C. Wolf’s Artful Splatter, making her stakes debut, overcame an eventful trip and a pair of objections to hand 10-time stakes winner and heavy favorite Anna’s Bandit her first loss in seven races in Saturday’s $75,000 Geisha Stakes at Laurel Park.

Lots of Winners in Friday's Stronach 5

There’s 155 Winning Tickets Each Worth $1,192

LAUREL, MD – There were 155 winning tickets on Friday’s Stronach 5, each worth $1,192.40.

The Stronach 5, highlighted by a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, featured races Friday from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Golden Gate Fields and Santa Anita Park.

G2 Winner Still Having Fun Tops Eight Entered in $100,000 Fire Plug

Needs Supervision Seeks Third Stakes Win in $100,000 What a Summer

LAUREL, MD – Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable and Terp Racing’s Grade 2 winner Still Having Fun, a gutsy second in his return to competition last month, is the 124-pound topweight in a field of eight sprinters entered for Saturday’s $100,000 Fire Plug Stakes at Laurel Park.