Live Racing and Free Pie: A Laurel Park Thanksgiving Tradition

Special 11:25 A.M. Post Time for First of Nine Races Thursday, Nov. 25 BALTIMORE – No matter the time of year, or the occasion, holiday traditions mean different things to different people. For more than three decades, aside from hosting its annual live race card, Thanksgiving Day has meant only one thing at Laurel Park […]

Air Token Taking Momentum into $75,000 Bender Memorial

Faces Nine-Time Stakes Winner Whereshetoldmetogo in Friday Sprint BALTIMORE – Corrales Racing’s Air Token, upset winner of the Maryland Million Sprint in his last start, will look to carry that momentum against graded-stakes placed Double Crown and Galerio and multiple stakes winner Whereshetoldmetogo in Friday’s $75,000 Howard and Sondra Bender Memorial at Laurel Park. The […]

Hello Beautiful Chasing Fourth Straight Win in $75,000 Politely

Draws Rail Against Seven Rivals in Six-Furlong Sprint Friday BALTIMORE – Whenever trainer Brittany Russell has designs on giving stable star Hello Beautiful some time off, the 4-year-old filly has other ideas. Fresh off a record-tying performance in last month’s Maryland Million Distaff, Hello Beautiful will go after her ninth career stakes victory in Friday’s […]

Laurel Preview Day Winners Among Claiming Crown Noms

Juveniles in Spotlight in Pair of Feature Races Sunday at Laurel BALTIMORE – All five of Laurel Park’s Claiming Crown preview race winners as well as several Maryland-based horsemen are among the nominees for the 23rd Claiming Crown to be held Saturday, Dec. 4 at Gulfstream Park. Laurel played host to Claiming Crown Preview Day […]

Six Winning Tickets in Stronach 5 Return $13,619

BALTIMORE – There were six winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5 with each worth $13,619.70. The popular wager featured races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields as well as a low 12-percent takeout. The sequence kicked off with Stay In winning Laurel’s seventh race and returning $16.60. After Naughty Shirley ($4.20) won […]

Laurel Park to Open 2022 with 17 Stakes Worth $1.9 Million in Purses

General George (G3), Barbara Fritchie (G3) Top Winter Carnival Feb. 19 Maryland Jockey Club Adds Monday, Dec. 27 to Fall Meet Live Schedule BALTIMORE – Highlighted by the annual mid-February renewals of the historic General George (G3) and Barbara Fritchie (G3), Laurel Park will launch the new calendar year with 17 stakes worth a total […]

MJC, MTHA to Recognize Unsung Heroes of Racing

Every Live Racing Day, Every Race BALTIMORE – The Maryland Jockey Club is partnering with the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association to implement a Best Turned Out Award to honor the unsung heroes of racing, starting with the traditional Thanksgiving Day program Thursday, Nov. 25 at Laurel Park. For each race on every live racing day, […]

Friday’s Stronach 5 Features Four Sprints

Races from Laurel, Gulfstream & Golden Gate Low 12-Percent Takeout BALTIMORE – The Stronach 5 will feature four competitive sprint races Friday from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields before concluding with a two-turn event on the Tapeta at Gulfstream. The popular wager begins at 3:34 ET with Laurel’s seventh race and a […]

Connections Mulling Several Options for G3 Winner Wondrwherecraigis

G3-Placed Cooke Creek, Based at Laurel, Pointed to Dec. 4 Remsen (G2) Stakes-Quality Allowance Highlights Thursday’s Return of Live Racing BALTIMORE – Coming off the first graded-stakes win for himself and his trainer, Michael Dubb, The Elkstone Group, Madaket Stables and Michael Caruso’s Wondrwherecraigis is enjoying some down time while the connections mull his next […]

Laurel Park Thanksgiving Weekend Stakes Attract 114 Nominations

Five Stakes Worth $450,000 in Purses Friday & Saturday, Nov. 26-27 BALTIMORE – Graded-stakes winners Laki, Pickin’ Time, Informative and Magic Michael; fellow multiple stakes winners Cordmaker, Hello Beautiful, Kenny Had a Notion, Street Lute and Whereshetoldmetogo; and undefeated 3-year-old filly Moquist are among 114 horses nominated to five stakes worth $450,000 in purses over […]