Racing News

G1 Haskell Next Up for Laurel's Multiple Stakes Winner Lebda

145th Preakness (G1), Rescheduled to Oct. 3, Remains Ultimate Goal

LAUREL, MD – Euro Stable’s sophomore sensation Lebda, a two-time stakes winner this winter over his home course of Laurel Park, will make the jump to Grade 1 company for his next start in Saturday’s $1 million Haskell at Monmouth Park.

MJC Sets Restriction on Jockey Travel

LAUREL, MD - The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that beginning Friday, July 17, jockeys who enter another racetrack’s jockey quarters will not be permitted to ride in Maryland unless they self-quarantine for 14 days and obtain a negative COVID-19 test.

The health, safety and welfare of every person and every horse is always the top priority of the Maryland Jockey Club.

Trainer Meyers 'Grateful' for Saturday's Milestone Victory

Jennemily Registers First Laurel Win in Saturday Feature
Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5 Carryovers for July 17 Return of Racing

LAUREL, MD – Gordon C Keys’ Maryland homebred Grateful Bred, reluctant to first load in the starting gate, took an early lead and put his rivals away for good at the head of the stretch in a stylish front-running maiden special weight triumph Saturday at Laurel Park.

Epic Idea Up in Time to Spring Friday Feature Upset at Laurel

Kendama Graduates with Sharp Performance in Second Career Start
Rainbow 6 Carryover of $5,517 for Saturday’s 11-Race Program

LAUREL, MD – Vivian E Rall’s homebred Epic Idea, a 4-year-old daughter of Maryland’s leading sire Great Notion, wore down Glittering Judy through the stretch and edged clear to a one-length triumph in Friday’s featured eighth race at Laurel Park.

Stronach 5 Returns $6,284

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5 started with a bang Friday with a 25-1 shot winning the opening leg. In the end, there were 22 winning tickets each worth $6,284.80.

Sophomore Stakes Winner Lebda Considered for G1 Haskell July 18

Jump Winner Prayer Hope Ends Layoff in Friday Maiden on Flats
Threes Over Deuces Likely Stakes-Bound Off Gutsy Allowance Win
Triple Carryovers, Stronach 5 When Live Racing Resumes Friday, July 10

LAUREL, MD – Having exited the first loss of his 3-year-old season in good shape, Euro Stable’s multiple stakes winner Lebda is under consideration for the $1 million Haskell (G1) July 18 at Monmouth Park.

Friday's Stronach 5: Full Fields and Four on the Turf

$100,000 Guaranteed Pool, Strong Return on Investment
$81 All-Star Ticket

LAUREL, MD – Four turf races, average fields of 11.2, and a $100,000 guaranteed pool make up Friday’s competitive and exciting Stronach 5

The Stronach 5, featuring races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park Friday, continues to offer a strong return on investment. Consider last week when the Stronach 5 returned $12,804 with the highest-price winner being $12.20.

Threes Over Deuces Gets Job Done in Saturday Feature

Multiple Stakes Winner Lewisfield Fourth in Season Debut
Triple Carryovers When Live Racing Resumes Friday, July 10

LAUREL, MD – Pocket 3s Racing’s Threes Over Deuces, racing for the first time since his runner-up finish behind Grade 1-winning millionaire Firenze Fire in the Feb. 15 General George (G3), found a seam along the rail in mid-stretch to surge past pacesetting Onemoregreattime and capture Saturday’s feature on an Independence Day holiday program at Laurel Park.

Harpers First Ride Continues Progression in Friday Feature

Improving 4-Year-Old Gelding Captures Graded-Quality Allowance
Multiple Stakes Winner Lewisfield’s Return Tops July 4 Holiday Program

LAUREL, MD – MCA Racing Stable’s Harpers First Ride, a rapidly improving son of Grade 1 winner Paynter, stole the spotlight away from a quartet of accomplished stakes winners with a 1 ¾-length triumph in Friday’s graded-quality feature at Laurel Park.

Friday's Stronach 5 Returns $12,804

LAUREL, MD – The Stronach 5 continued rewarding bettors with a strong return in investment when Friday’s multi-race, multi-track wager returned $12,804.50.

Friday’s Stronach 5 featured three races from Laurel Park, two from Gulfstream Park, a $100,000 guaranteed pool and an industry-low 12-percent takeout.