Racing News

Back in U.S., G2 Winner Shotski Getting Break Before Next Step

Laurel Park-Based Colt Scheduled to Return to Maryland Sunday

LAUREL, MD – Having arrived safely back in the United States from Dubai, Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable, Pantofel Stable and Howling Pigeon Farms’ 3-year-old Shotski will get some time off as his connections ponder what’s next for the Grade 2 winner.


LAUREL, MD – "In accordance with the Maryland Governor’s Executive Orders and as part of the continuing effort to protect the health and safety of essential personnel and the horses they care for, the Maryland Jockey Club will temporarily pause live racing at Laurel Park and Rosecroft Raceway. Our top priority is the well-being of every person and every horse in our community and we look forward to resuming when the state and federal leaders and health authorities deem it appropriate to do so."

Rainbow 6 Carryover of $18,132 for Friday Program

Live Racing Returns with 10-Race Card Starting at 1:10 P.M.
National Stronach 5 Wager - All Star Ticket (Video)
LAUREL, MD – Live racing will return to Laurel Park Friday, March 20 with a carryover jackpot of $18,132.97 in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 as well as the opening and closing legs of the weekly national Stronach 5 wager.

Stronach 5: Friday's Most Exciting 30 Minutes of Sport

$100,000 Guaranteed Pool
Races from Maryland, California and Florida
LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, will go coast-to-coast with races from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields all in approximately 30 minutes.

G2 Winner Shotski On Target for UAE Derby March 28

Laurel Park-Based Colt Arrived in Dubai Wednesday

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable, Pantofel Stable and Howling Pigeon Farms’ Grade 2 winner Shotski, fourth last out in the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2) Feb. 29 at Gulfstream Park, arrived in Dubai Wednesday ahead of his next scheduled start in the $2.5 million UAE Derby (G2) March 28.


“Our first priority in these difficult times is the health and welfare of our industry participants and the public at large. We are working with state and local governments, our industry participants, media and other affiliates to determine the most appropriate time to conduct the Preakness Stakes. While we are mindful of the challenges these times present we also know that events like the Preakness Stakes can help restore our sense of place and economic well-being to our communities and state. As soon as we have further clarity on these matters we will inform all.”

Teenaged Marquez Continues Hot Streak at Laurel

Apprentice Jockey Rides Three More Winners Sunday
Rainbow 6 Carryover Reaches $18,132 for Friday, March 20
LAUREL, MD – For the second consecutive Sunday, teenaged apprentice rider Charlie Marquez ended the racing week with a three-win day at Laurel Park.

Lebda Cruises to Victory in $100,000 Private Terms

Princess Cadey Runs Away with $100,000 Beyond the Wire
Meet-Leading Trainer Gonzalez Sweeps 3-Year-Old Stakes
LAUREL, MD – Euro Stable’s Lebda, unhurried in the early going, cruised up to pacesetter Took Charge approaching the stretch and rolled past to notch his second straight stakes victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Private Terms at Laurel Park.

Senior Investment Upsets $100,000 Harrison Johnson

Arrifana Digs in to Capture $100,000 Nellie Morse
LAUREL, MD – Senior Investment, third in the 2017 Preakness Stakes (G1), slowed things down early before powering through the stretch for a front-running five-length upset triumph in Saturday’s $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial at Laurel Park.

Friday Stronach 5 has 55 Winners

Each Winning Ticket Worth $2,929   
LAUREL, MD – There were 55 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each worth $2,929.80.
The sequence began with Reflect ($5.60) winning Laurel’s seventh race and ended with Yolanda’s Pride ($14.80) winning the 10th race at Gulfstream Park. Yolanda’s Pride also provided the biggest price of the sequence.