Racing News

Laurel Cancels Live Racing Friday Due to Poor Air Quality

Racing Set to Resume Saturday with Three Stakes Worth $275,000

BALTIMORE – Due to poor air quality in the Mid-Atlantic region caused by smoke from Canadian wildfires, the Maryland Jockey Club has canceled Friday’s live program at Laurel Park.

The entire 10-race program has been moved, as is, to Thursday, July 6 with a post time of 12:25 p.m.

Laurel will remain open for simulcasting.

Live racing will resume Saturday to kick off the month of July featuring 11 stakes worth $1.075 million in purses.

Laurel Summer Meet Resumes with 10-Race Program Friday

Five-Figure Carryovers in Rainbow 6, Jackpot Super High Five

BALTIMORE – An open turf allowance sprint and maiden special weight for horses 3 and up, and five-figure carryovers in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and $1 Jackpot Super High Five highlight Friday’s program as live racing returns to Laurel Park.

Post time for the first of 10 races is 12:25 p.m.

Spun Glass, Trombetta Seek History in $75,000 Jameela

6YO Mare Making Title Defense, Trainer Chasing Three-Peat

BALTIMORE – Spun Glass and Mike Trombetta will be chasing history when the 6-year-old R. Larry Johnson homebred and her trainer make their title defense in Saturday’s $75,000 Jameela at Laurel Park.

Mid Day Image Chasing Fourth Straight Win in Laurel Dash

$100,000 Turf Sprint Among Three Stakes Worth $275,000 July 1

BALTIMORE – Whether it’s claiming on race day or buying at auction, owner-trainer David Jacobson has always sought horses that are either fast or have a history of success. In Mid Day Image, he found both.

Jockey Jaime Rodriguez Rides Four Winners Sunday at Laurel

Sizzling Summer Continues as Journeyman Tops Meet Standings
Five-Figure Carryovers in Rainbow 6, Super High Five for Friday

BALTIMORE – Journeyman Jaime Rodriguez continued his sizzling summer by riding four winners Sunday at Laurel Park to hit the century mark and take over the lead in the summer meet jockey standings.

Coffeewithchris, Prince of Jericho Renew Rivalry in $100,000 Concern

7F Sprint for 3-Year-Olds Among Three Stakes on Saturday, July 1 Program

BALTIMORE – Stakes winners Coffeewithchris and Prince of Jericho, who battled each other in stakes races throughout the winter and spring, will meet up again for the first time since mid-April in the $100,000 Concern Saturday, July 1 at Laurel Park.

Jumps or Flat, Who’s Counting Keeps Proving his Worth

Stakes-Placed Hurdler Tops Sunday Turf Feature Allowance
Doctor Jeff Turns Back Street Copper in Saturday Feature
Jackpot Super High Five, Rainbow 6 Carryovers for Sunday

BALTIMORE – South Branch Equine homebred Who’s Counting, twice stakes-placed over hurdles, looks to make the successful transition to the flat for the second time in seven weeks in Sunday’s allowance feature at Laurel Park.

Four Straight Allowance Races Highlight Saturday Program

Two Each Scheduled for Dirt & Turf, Rainbow 6 & Hi5 Carryovers
Jockey Jaime Rodriguez Registers Friday Hat Trick, Ruiz Doubles

BALTIMORE – Four consecutive allowances, two each scheduled for the turf and dirt, and carryovers in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and $1 Jackpot Super High Five highlight Saturday’s 10-race program at Laurel Park.

First race post time is 12:25 p.m.

‘Adopted Son’ Prado Thankful for Time Spent in Maryland

Hall of Fame Jockey Credits Maryland with ‘Launching’ Career
56YO Peru Native Announced His Retirement from Riding Tuesday

BALTIMORE – In the days since announcing his retirement earlier this week, Edgar Prado has spent time reading, listening and answering a seemingly endless number of texts, phone calls and social media posts and tributes to his long and successful Hall of Fame riding career.

Coffeewithchris, Raise Cain Top $100,000 Concern Nominations

Triple Crown Series Veterans Among 21 to 7F Sprint for 3-Year-Olds
July 1 Stakes Include $100,000 Laurel Dash, $75,000 Jameela on Turf
Live Action Returns to Laurel with Nine-Race Program Friday

BALTIMORE – Multiple stakes-winning Maryland-bred Coffeewithchris and Grade 3 winner Raise Cain, both veterans of the Triple Crown series, are among 21 3-year-olds nominated to the $100,000 Concern Saturday, July 1 at Laurel Park.