Racing News

Laurel Set for Christmastide Stakes Day Program Friday

Six $100,000 Stakes, 2023 MJC Racing Calendar Giveaway
Friday Carryovers in Rainbow 6, Late Pick 5, Super Hi-5
Laurel Park to Honor Retiring Trainer Capuano Saturday

BALTIMORE – Delayed four days due to severe winter weather, Laurel Park will host six $100,000 stakes and a racing calendar giveaway Friday as part of its 11-race Christmastide Day program.

A total of 109 horses were entered on the card, which begins with a special early post time of 11:25 a.m.

With 2022 Winding Down, Brittany Russell on Verge of History

Laurel’s Fall Meet Leader Can Finish as Maryland’s Leading Trainer
Racing Returns Thursday

BALTIMORE – As 2022 draws to a close, Brittany Russell stands on the precipice of history.

Dale Capuano’s 41-Year Training Career Ending This Weekend

Winner of 3,661 Lifetime Races Retiring Following Dec. 31 Program

BALTIMORE – Starting with the new year, one era in Maryland racing is coming to an end while another is just beginning.

Dale Capuano is retiring following a 41-year career as one of the most successful trainers in Maryland history, effective Jan. 1. He is turning his 35-horse stable over to his nephew, Phillip Capuano, whose father is Dale Capuano’s younger brother, Gary, a well-established trainer in his own right also based in Maryland.

Christmastide Stakes Day Program Moved to Friday, Dec. 30

Eleven Races, Six $100,000 Stakes, Originally Scheduled for Dec. 26

BALTIMORE – Out of an abundance of caution, as a result of Winter Storm Elliott expected to bring gusty winds, arctic cold and threats of flash freezing to the Mid-Atlantic over the weekend, the Maryland Jockey Club has postponed its Christmastide Stakes Day program.

G3 Winner Jaxon Traveler Returns for $100,000 Dave’s Friend

Fille d’Esprit Looks to Extend Streak in $100,000 Willa On the Move
Among Six $100,000 Stakes on Christmastide Day Monday, Dec. 26

BALTIMORE – West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner’s Grade 3 Jaxon Traveler, a Maryland-bred champion in each of his two years of racing, will take another step toward making it three in a row when he returns to his home state for the $100,000 Dave’s Friend Dec. 26 at Laurel Park.

Armando R Chasing Third Straight Stakes in $100,000 Manfuso

Solid Field Awaits G2-Placed Hybrid Eclipse in $100,000 Carousel
Among Six $100,000 Stakes on Christmastide Day Monday, Dec. 26

BALTIMORE – Ronald Cuneo’s Armando R can put an exclamation point on what has been an outstanding fall meet for trainer Damon Dilodovico with a third consecutive stakes victory in the $100,000 Robert T. Manfuso Monday, Dec. 26 at Laurel Park.

Prince of Jericho Set for Stakes Debut in $100,000 Heft

Malibu Moonshine Looks to Stay Perfect in $100,000 Gin Talking
Entries from Pletcher, Nevin, Baker, Walder
Juvenile Sprints Among Six Christmastide Day Stakes Dec. 26

BALTIMORE – Following a similar path as his undefeated stablemate, Post Time, Michael Dubb and Morris Bailey’s Prince of Jericho will make the step up to stakes company for the first time off two straight impressive victories in the $100,000 Heft Dec. 26 at Laurel Park.

Alwaysinahurry Completes Natural Hat Trick for Capuano Sunday

Live Racing Returns to Laurel with Six Christmastide Day Stakes Dec. 26

BALTIMORE – Mopo Racing’s Alwaysinahurry came with a steady run through the stretch to complete a last-to-first rally in Sunday’s feature at Laurel Park and give trainer Dale Capuano his third consecutive victory on the program.

Stakes Winner Alwaysinahurry Returns in Allowance Feature

Sunday Last Live Program Until Christmastide Stakes Day Dec. 26

BALTIMORE – Mopo Racing’s Alwaysinahurry, exiting a 1 ½-length victory in the Nov. 25 Howard and Sondra Bender Memorial against Maryland-bred/sired horses, returns to open company in Sunday’s feature at Laurel Park.

Laurel wraps up the penultimate weekend of its calendar year-ending fall stand with a live nine-race program starting at 12:25 p.m.

Stakes-Winning Quartet Line Up in Laurel Saturday Feature

Monday Morning Qb Program Favorite in One-Mile Allowance
Combat Queen Takes Inside Route to Third Straight Win Friday

BALTIMORE – Stakes winners Local Motive, Monday Morning Qb, Vance Scholars and Wait for It will line up among a field of eight for Saturday’s featured eighth race at Laurel Park.

Post time for the first of nine races is 12:25 p.m.