Racing News

Maryland Million on Radar for Stakes Winner Cynergy's Star

Frosty Brew, Kit Keller Make Winning Debuts

BALTIMORE – Bonuccelli Racing’s Cynergy’s Star, front-running winner of the Timonium Juvenile Aug. 29 to cap a busy slate of three races in 27 days, will get a breather before being pointed to the 36th Jim McKay Maryland Million program Oct. 23 at Laurel Park.

Live Racing Returns to Laurel Park Thursday for 59-Day Fall Meet

Racing Thursday – Sunday Through November, 12:40 Starting Post Time
De Francis (G3), Maryland Million Top 33 Stakes Worth $3.525 Million

BALTIMORE – Following a multi-million dollar reconstruction of the main track that led to a Preakness Meet at historic Pimlico Race Course extended into late August, live racing is set to make its long-awaited and highly anticipated return to Laurel Park.

Stronach 5 Returns with Four on the Turf

Races From Gulfstream, Laurel & Golden Gate
Low 12-Percent Takeout, Full Fields

BALTIMORE – The Stronach 5, offering a low 12-percent takeout, returns Friday with the first four races in the sequence on the turf from Gulfstream Park and Laurel Park.

The Stronach 5 kicks off at 4:12 ET with Gulfstream’s fifth races and concludes at approximately 5:45 with the third race at Golden Gate Fields.

Teen Phenom

How 18-Year-Old Charlie Marquez Became Maryland’s Leading Rider
Story and Slideshow

BALTIMORE – Idle time is something rare for Charlie Marquez these days. When the teenage riding sensation somehow managed a three-hour break between mounts over closing weekend of historic Pimlico Race Course’s Preakness Meet, he took the opportunity to shut off his cell phone and turn off his mind.

Nine Races for Sept. 9 Opening Day Program at Laurel Park

First Live Card at Laurel Since April 11
National Weekly Stronach 5 Wager Returns with Laurel Fall Meet

BALTIMORE – A total of 88 horses were entered in nine races, five over a newly reconstructed main track and four on its world-class turf course, as live racing makes its return to Laurel Park Thursday, Sept. 9.

$200,000 De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Attracts 25 Nominations

Defending Champ Laki, G1 winners Jackie’s Warrior, Yaupon Among Noms
Laurel Park to Host Four Stakes Worth $500,000 in Purses Saturday, Sept. 18

BALTIMORE – Defending champion Laki and Grade 1 winners Jackie’s Warrior and Yaupon are among 25 accomplished older sprinters nominated to the $200,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday, Sept. 18 at Laurel Park.

Preakness Meet Ends Sunday with Gonzalez, Marquez on Top

17th Title for Veteran Trainer, First Career Title for Teenage Rider
Multiple Stakes Winner Harpers First Ride Getting Time Off
Laurel Grandstand Open During State Fair Meet Aug. 26-Sept. 6

BALTIMORE – Pimlico Race Course brought the curtain down on its extended Preakness Meet Sunday with veteran Claudio Gonzalez and teenage sensation Charlie Marquez formally wrapping up their respective titles as leading trainer and jockey.

Jaxon Traveler Cruises to $75,000 Star de Naskra Victory

Good-Looking Win for Malibu Beauty in $75,000 Miss Disco
Somekindofmagician Becomes Stakes Winner in $75,000 Find
Kiss the Girl Finds Grass Stakes Success in $75,000 All Brandy

BALTIMORE – West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner’s Jaxon Traveler added a third stakes win to his resume, the second in his home state of Maryland, with a professional three-length triumph in Saturday’s $75,000 Star de Naskra at historic Pimlico Race Course.

H P Moon Impresses Saturday in Delayed Career Debut

2-Year-Old Malibu Moon Ridgling Romps by 9 ¾ Lengths

BALTIMORE – It was worth the wait.

K E M Racing Stable and Five Hellions Farm’s H P Moon, scratched at the gate from a planned debut last month at Saratoga, ran up to the hype in his highly anticipated debut Saturday at historic Pimlico Race Course.

11-Time Stakes Winner Anna's Bandit Retired from Racing

Tribute to 7-Year-Old Mare During 37th Maryland Million Oct. 23

BALTIMORE – No Guts No Glory Farm’s 7-year-old mare Anna’s Bandit, whose resume includes 11 stakes wins at three different tracks in two states as well as purse earnings of $806,655 over six seasons, has been retired from racing and will become a broodmare.