Racing News

Sanchez-Salomon Clinches First Career Training Title Sunday

Veterans Toledo, Karamanos Share Riding Title for Second Time
Following State Fair, Live Racing Returns to Pimlico September 9

LAUREL, MD – It came down to the last race on the final day, but Laurel Park’s summer meet came to a thrilling finish Sunday with a new name and a couple of familiar ones at the top of the standings.

Stakes Winner Justwaveandsmile Taking Streak On the Road

5YO Gelding Chasing Seventh Straight Turf Win in Parx Dash
Star de Naskra Winner Alottahope Sharp in Saturday Breeze
Mandatory Payouts Sunday as Laurel Closes Summer Meet

LAUREL, MD – Steve Newby’s Justwaveandsmile, dramatic winner of the Ben’s Cat July 30 at Laurel Park in his stakes debut, will be taking his show on the road for the first time with the chance for a seventh consecutive turf victory.

Plot the Dots Awaits Next Spot Following Friday Breeze

5YO Gelding Nominated to $1M Charles Town Classic (G2)
Jockey Alvelo, Trainers McMahon & Frock Post Friday Doubles

LAUREL, MD – Plot the Dots, runner-up in the July 30 Deputed Testamony at Laurel Park, continues to train forwardly as owner Danny Chen and trainer Claudio Gonzalez explore options for his return race.

Laurel Park Opens Final Weekend of Summer Meet Friday

Races for Leading Jockey & Trainer Going Down to the Wire
Mandatory Payouts in Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5 Sunday

LAUREL, MD – There will be plenty on the line when Laurel Park kicks off the final weekend of its 37-day summer meet with back-to-back 10-race live programs Friday and Saturday.

Sanchez-Salomon Chasing First Training Title at Laurel Park

Tied with 19-Time Champion Gonzalez Entering Final Weekend

LAUREL, MD – When he looks at the standings for Laurel Park’s summer meet, which wraps up its 37-day stand this weekend, Rudy Sanchez-Salomon finds himself in excellent company.

Sanchez-Salomon’s 18 wins has him tied for first with Claudio Gonzalez, who owns 19 career meet titles in Maryland since 2014 – 17 of them coming at Laurel – and has been the state’s annual leader in victories since 2017.

Super Love Returns Sunday with Sharp Breeze at Laurel

3YO Mo Money Mo Honey Rolls to Second Straight Win Sunday
Final Weekend of Summer Meet Kicks Off Friday, Aug. 19

LAUREL, MD – John Davison and Eunhee Kim’s promising 3-year-old colt Super Love breezed a sharp-half mile Sunday morning at Laurel Park in his first work since being knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten in the July 30 Star de Naskra.

Multiple Stakes Winner Luna Belle Back on Work Tab Saturday

Sunday Marks Return of Sharp Debut Winner Mo Money Mo Honey
Laurel Concludes Penultimate Weekend With Eight Races Sunday

LAUREL, MD – Standout 3-year-old filly Luna Belle returned to the work tab Saturday morning at Laurel Park for the first time since having her five-stakes win streak snapped in the May 20 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) at historic Pimlico Race Course.

G3 Winner Wondrwherecraigis Works Friday at Laurel

Joe, 3YO Stakes Winner on Turf & Dirt, Getting Time Off
Jockey Boyce, Trainer Keefe Team Up for Friday Double

LAUREL, MD – Michael Dubb, The Elkstone Group, Madaket Stables and Bethlehem Stables’ Grade 3 winner Wondrwherecraigis breezed a half-mile at Laurel Park Friday morning as the connections weigh options for his next start.

Steve Newby, Dale Capuano Continuing Decades-Long Success Story

Justwaveandsmile, Vance Scholars Latest Stakes Winners for Owner, Trainer

LAUREL, MD – In an association that has touched parts of five decades, Steve Newby and Dale Capuano are still going strong – maybe stronger than ever.

On back-to-back weekends at Laurel Park, the owner and trainer found themselves in the winner’s circle after 5-year-old gelding Justwaveandsmile won the $75,000 Ben’s Cat July 30 and 3-year-old gelding Vance Scholars made a triumphant season debut in the $100,000 Bald Eagle Derby Aug. 6.

Connections Staying Patient with 2-Year-Old Colt Ice Cold Frosty

Juvenile Filly Skylar’s Sister Uncorks Late Run for Debut Triumph
Laurel Returns with Live Eight-Race Program Friday, August 12

LAUREL, MD – Five Hellions Farm’s Ice Cold Frosty continues to train forwardly as his connections take their time deciding on the next spot for their impressive 2-year-old maiden winner.