Racing News

Stakes Winner Naughty Thoughts Returns in Thursday Allowance

Carryovers in Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 for Nine-Race Program
Nominations for Dec. 26 Stakes Due Thursday; Entries Taken Saturday
LAUREL, MD – Rafael Lopez’s stakes-winning sophomore filly Naughty Thoughts is entered to make just her second start since mid-March as live racing returns to Laurel Park Thursday.

Undefeated Jaxon Traveler May Target Jan. 16 Stakes at Laurel

2YO Hello Hot Rod Helps Russell Take Over Fall Meet Training Lead
LAUREL, MD – One of the newest stakes on the Maryland Jockey Club calendar may land a star attraction for its inaugural running next month.
West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner’s 2-year-old stakes winner Jaxon Traveler, undefeated through three starts, could make his sophomore debut in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Jan. 16 at Laurel Park.

Journeyman Joyce Rides First Winner in Nearly Seven Years

Juvenile Colt Manor House Impresses in Career Debut Saturday
LAUREL, MD – Six weeks into his comeback and nearly seven years since his last victory, journeyman jockey Jonathan Joyce visited the winner’s circle aboard Mary Jones and Robin Graham’s Grace Isabella Saturday at Laurel Park.

Meet-Leading Rider Sheldon Russell Post Friday Hat Trick

Wife, Brittany Russell, Wins Twice to Tie for Training Lead
LAUREL, MD – Jockey Sheldon Russell reeled off three consecutive wins to open Friday’s card at Laurel Park and further extend his lead atop the rider standings at the calendar year-ending fall meet.

Reassured Impressive in Juvenile Maiden Win Thursday

Quick Turnaround to Dec. 26 Stakes at Laurel Possible
LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stable’s homebred 2-year-old colt Reassured, third as a maiden in the Maryland Million Nursery second time out, graduated in style with an impressive 8 ¾-length triumph to open the program as live racing returned to Laurel Park Thursday.

Gulfstream and Laurel Races Highlight Stronach 5

$54 All-Star Ticket                              
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL– An allowance optional claiming event for 2-year-olds on the turf from Gulfstream Park and a restricted allowance event from Laurel Park highlight Friday’s popular Stronach 5.

Lambeau Lady Makes the Leap from Maiden to Winner Sunday

Debut Filly One of Three Victories for Meet-Leading Rider Russell
LAUREL, MD – Madaket Stables and Paul Farr’s Lambeau Lady, a 2-year-old half-sister to juvenile turf stakes winner Hangover Saturday, made her career debut a successful one with a popular and professional front-running two-length triumph Sunday at Laurel Park.

Jaxon Traveler Stays Perfect in Maryland Juvenile Futurity

Street Lute Too Tough in $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship
LAUREL, MD – West Point Thoroughbreds and Melvin Delfiner’s Jaxon Traveler, pressed from the gate by stakes winner Singlino, shook off his pursuer at the top of the stretch and once again approaching the wire to remain undefeated with a three-quarter length triumph in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity at Laurel Park.

Friday’s Stronach 5 Returns $3,607

LAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park and an industry-low 12-percent takeout, had 39 winning tickets each worth $3,607.50.

Pair of $100,000 Juvenile Stakes Headline Saturday Program

Maryland Juvenile Futurity, Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship
LAUREL, MD – The spotlight will shine on 2-year-olds when live racing returns to Laurel Park with a pair of $100,000 juvenile stakes for Maryland-bred/sired horses headlining Saturday’s nine-race program.