Racing News

Bargain Purchase Out of Sorts Keeps Trainer Russell Rolling

Juvenile Filly Gallops by 10 ¾ Lengths in Sunday Maiden Triumph
Xtreme Mayhem Impressive in Debut
LAUREL, MD – Respect the Valleys’ 2-year-old filly Out of Sorts, who fetched just $1,000 as a yearling last fall, continued trainer Brittany Russell’s sizzling run at the fall meet by splashing to a 10 ¾-length maiden special weight triumph Sunday at Laurel Park.

Laurel Trainer McMahon Approaching 1,000-Win Plateau

Pair of Juvenile Maiden Special Weighs Spice Up Sunday Card
LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park-based Hugh McMahon, a steady presence among Maryland’s leading trainers since first going out on his own in 2011 and the state’s overall win leader in 2013, is closing in on a career milestone.

Friday's Stronach 5 Returns $7,435

Races from Laurel, Gulfstream West and Golden Gate
Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout
LAUREL, MD – There were 11 winning tickets in the Stronach 5 Friday afternoon with each ticket returning $7,435.
Doubleoseven, who won Laurel’s ninth race and leg four of the sequence, represented the largest win payoff at $12.

Stakes Winner Francatelli Beats Elders Again in Friday Feature

Juvenile Colt Lugamo Continues Progression with Friday Allowance Win
Jockeys Cruz, Rosado, Trainer O’Dwyer Post Three-Win Days Friday
LAUREL, MD – Maribeth Sandford and Lynch Racing’s Francatelli, already a stakes winner on turf, earned himself a shot at duplicating the feat on dirt with a popular and impressive front-running victory in Friday’s featured sixth race at Laurel Park.

Maryland Juvenile Futurity Next for Undefeated Jaxon Traveler

Juvenile Fillies Take Center Stage When Live Racing Returns Thursday
Runaway Distaff Winner Hello Beautiful Pointed to Nov. 28 Stakes at Laurel
LAUREL, MD – West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner’s 2-year-old colt Jaxson Traveler, undefeated through two impressive starts in Maryland, is being pointed to the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity Dec. 5 at Laurel Park to cap his rookie season.

Taco Supream Spices Up Stakes-Quality Allowance Feature Friday

G1 Winner Wet Your Whistle Pre-Entered for Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint
Juvenile Fillies Gherardini, Tapit’s Girl, Targe Break Maidens Thursday
LAUREL, MD – Unable to defend his title in the Maryland Million Sprint last weekend, Big Bertha Stable and Stormy Stable’s Taco Supream lands instead in a stakes-quality allowance that highlights Friday’s nine-race program at Laurel Park.
First race post time is 12:25 p.m.

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

Industry-Low 12-Percent Takeout
LAUREL, MD – Five competitive races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park West and Golden Gate Fields, including two maiden events, highlight Friday’s Stronach 5.


Study to be Led by Washington State University’s Department of Veterinary Clinical Services

Longtime Stakes Coordinator Coley Blind Calling It Quits

Ex-Trainer Jason Egan Promoted to Fill Role Effective Nov. 1
LAUREL, MD – Embracing a family tradition in Thoroughbred racing that dates back more than a century, and following his own distinguished career in various roles touching parts of six decades, Coleman E. ‘Coley’ Blind is stepping down as stakes coordinator for the Maryland Jockey Club.

Russell Caps Four-Win Day in $150,000 Maryland Million Classic

Monday Morning Qb Sets Stakes Record in Richest of Eight Stakes  
LAUREL, MD – Jockey Sheldon Russell, a month into his return from a broken wrist, put an exclamation point on his comeback with four wins Saturday capped by a record-setting victory aboard Monday Morning Qb in the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park.