Racing News

'Canter for a Cause' Returns to Pimlico Race Course

Sunday, Oct. 10 Event to Benefit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

BALTIMORE – Legendary Pimlico Race Course will once again play host to the popular Canter for a Cause Sunday, Oct. 10, giving the public an opportunity to walk, trot, canter or gallop their favorite horse or pony on the same track that has hosted legends like Seabiscuit and Secretariat.

Future Looks Bright for Undefeated Nyquist Filly Moquist

Sophomore Ran Record to 2-0 with Recent Laurel Allowance Win
Nine Races for Next Live Program Thursday, Sept. 30 at Laurel

BALTIMORE – After launching her career with back-to-back wins 19 days apart, the connections of Mopo Racing’s promising 3-year-old filly Moquist will take their time seeking out her next spot.

Friday's Stronach 5 Returns $3,871

19 Winning Tickets

BALTIMORE – There were 19 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each returning $3,871.

The Stronach 5 featured races from Gulfstream Park, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields.

Slewys Chosen One ($13.60) got the Stronach 5 started by winning Gulfstream’s fifth race, taken off the turf and run over the main track. The second and third legs of the Stronach 5 were contested at Laurel with Moquist ($5.60) winning the eighth race and Shady Munni ($6) winning the ninth race.

Belle of the North Registers Impressive Maiden Win Friday

Laurel to Host Claiming Crown Preview Day Sunday, Oct. 10

BALTIMORE – Stronach Stable Inc.’s homebred 3-year-old filly Belle of the North, whose dam is a half-sister to Hall of Fame mare Zenyatta, sat off the early pace before splitting horses in mid-stretch and drawing away to an impressive 5 ½-length maiden victory in Friday’s feature at Laurel Park.

Fall Festival of Racing Draws 159 Nominations for Five Stakes

Juveniles Showcased in $150,000 Laurel Futurity and Selima
Live Racing Returns to Laurel with 10-Race Program Thursday

BALTIMORE – Undefeated stakes winners Epic Luck, Koala Princess and Turnerloose and Grade 3-placed Portfolio Company are among the nominees to a pair of juvenile stakes that headline the Fall Festival of Racing Saturday, Oct. 2 at Laurel Park.

Friday's Stronach 5 Offers Large Fields and Strong ROI

Low 12-Percent Takeout, Races from Gulfstream, Laurel & Golden Gate

BALTIMORE – The Stronach 5, which continues to offer a strong return on investment with generous payouts and a low 12-percent takeout, offers large, competitive fields Friday from Gulfstream Park, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields.

Last week’s Stronach 5 had four horses return $8 or less – including two even-money favorites – and the cross-country wager still returned $1,922.20.

Captain Bombastic Turns Away Competition in Polynesian

Second Stakes Win of the Day for Asmussen, Lynch

BALTIMORE – Team Hanley’s Captain Bombastic, a New York-bred son of Forty Tales trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden by Feargal Lynch, pulled away from Grade 1 winner Roadster down the stretch to win the $100,000 Polynesian Saturday at Laurel Park.

Jalen Journey Declared Winner of $200,000 De Francis Dash G3

First-Place Finisher Wondrwherecraigis Disqualified for Interference

BALTIMORE – It wasn’t the way they drew it up on paper, but Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen’s Jalen Journey picked up his first career stakes victory Saturday at Laurel Park following the disqualification of first-place finisher and 4-5 favorite Wondrwherecraigis in the $200,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3).

Emotional Victory for Hello Beautiful in $100,000 Weather Vane

Dreamalildreamofu Catches Artful Splatter Late in $100,000 Twixt

BALTIMORE – With her regular rider on crutches and watching from the grandstand, Hello Beautiful provided Sheldon Russell with a spectacular get-well gift as she rolled to a popular and emotional 10 ¼-length triumph in Saturday’s $100,000 Weather Vane at Laurel Park.

Hello Beautiful Looks Tough to Beat in $100,000 Weather Vane

Among Four Stakes Worth $500,000 on De Francis (G3) Program

BALTIMORE – Madaket Stables, Albert Frassetto, Mark Parkinson, K-Mac Stables and Magic City Stables’ Maryland-bred Hello Beautiful, unraced six earning her sixth career stakes victory to close July, is set to return as the horse to beat in Saturday’s $100,000 Weather Vane at Laurel Park.