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Crispin Wins Friday at Laurel on First Day as Eclipse Champion

12th Maryland-Based Rider to Earn Outstanding Apprentice Honors
Video Interview

LAUREL, MD – Newly crowned Eclipse Award champion Alexander Crispin celebrated his milestone achievement Friday the best way he knew how – with yet another multi-win day at Laurel Park.

Laurel's Sunday Program Moved to Thursday, Feb. 4

Impending Winter Storm Forces Transfer of Dates

LAUREL, MD – Due to a winter storm expected to hit the Mid-Atlantic region, the Maryland Jockey Club has moved Sunday’s scheduled nine-race program to Thursday, Feb. 4.

Post time for the Feb. 4 card remains 12:25 p.m.

Laurel’s network of off-track betting outlets will remain open.

Friday's Stronach 5 Features Races from Laurel, Gulfstream and Golden Gate

Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5, which continues to offer a strong return on investment and an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will feature races Friday from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields.

The action begins at 3:55 ET with Laurel’s eighth race, a very competitive optional allowance claiming event at a mile for 3-year-old fillies.

Away 541 Days, Always Sunshine Rises Again at Laurel Park

Apprentice Jockey Crispin, Among Finalists, to Learn Eclipse Fate
Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 Carryovers for Friday Return to Racing

LAUREL, MD – It was only about an hour before sunset when the sunshine blazed forth on a late winter afternoon at Laurel Park.

Always Sunshine, a Florida homebred of Gil Campbell’s Stonehedge LLC trained by Pimlico Race Course-based septuagenarian Edward T. ‘Ned’ Allard, made his triumphant 9-year-old debut Jan. 24 off a 541-day gap between races.

Hard Work Pays off for Alexander Crispin

Video: Finalist for Outstanding Apprentice

LAUREL, MD – Jockey Alexander Crispin is one of three finalists for the Eclipse Award as outstanding apprentice of 2020. The winners in 17 equine and human categories will be announced during a virtual ceremony starting at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Stronach 5 Returns $923

Races from Laurel, Santa Anita, Golden Gate and Gulfstream
LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5 had 478 winning tickets Friday, each returning $923.70.
There was a $97,891.79 carryover and $389,936.43 of new money wagered. The Stronach 5 features an industry-low 12-percent takeout and races from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and Gulfstream Park.

Friday Stronach 5 Features Carryover of $97,981

Races from Laurel, Santa Anita, Golden Gate and Gulfstream
$108 All-Star Ticket          
LAUREL, MD – The popular Stronach 5 will have a $97,891.79 carryover Friday afternoon and feature an industry-low 12-percent takeout and races from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and Gulfstream Park.

Dream Come True for Angel Cruz in Pegasus World Cup

Laurel Rider Heads South to Pilot G3 Winner Harpers First Ride
Stronach 5, Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Friday Program

LAUREL, MD – After taking care of business at home, jockey Angel Cruz will head south to take part in the biggest race of his life.

Eclipse Finalist Crispin Part of Maryland's Apprentice Legacy

Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers When Racing Returns Friday

LAUREL, MD – Alexander Crispin began 2020 fresh out of jockey school and looking to make a name for himself. The 22-year-old native of Puerto Rico begins 2021 with his name on a short list for one of Thoroughbred racing’s ultimate individual honors.