Keyword: Laurel Park

  • That Handicapping Show: Barbara Fritchie Handicap

    Tom LaMarra and Frank Angst handicap a very talented Barbara Fritchie Handicap field with most likely great betting odds. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Barbara Fritchie Handicap.

  • Weather Plays Havoc With Racing Calendar

    The harsh winter of 2014 continues to take its toll on U.S. racing, leading to a handful of cancellations at tracks in Kentucky, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Northeast as a result of a winter storm or subfreezing temperatures.

  • Weather Leads to More Cancellations

    Due to snow in the Baltimore, Md., and Washington D.C. area, live racing at Laurel Park has been canceled for Thursday, Feb. 13. The New York Racing Association announced there would be no Friday racing at Aqueduct.

  • Winning Image

    Winning Image Seeks First Graded Stakes Win

    Winning Image has won eight stakes during six seasons, but connections of the 7-year-old mare hope she can add a graded victory to her ledger in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (gr. II) Feb. 15 at Laurel Park.

  • Extrasexyhippzster, one of 2 stakes winners for trainer Mike Trombetta at Laurel on Jan 25.

    Trombetta Lands Stakes Double at Laurel Park

    Trainer Mike Trombetta had a very good afternoon at Laurel Park Jan. 25, winning the $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes with Extrasexyhippzster then coming right back to take the $100,000 Native Dancer Stakes with Bold Curlin.

  • Laurel Park on January 22.

    Mid-Atlantic Tracks Cancel Live Racing

    Due to extreme weather conditions, Laurel Park, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, and Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course canceled live racing for Jan. 22. Charles Town will be dark Jan. 23 as well.

  • Laurel Park

    Average Daily Handle, Purses Up in Maryland

    The Maryland Jockey Club reported average daily pari-mutuel handle on live racing was up 4.1% in 2013 versus 2012 thanks to growth in export wagering. Purses, meanwhile, continued to increase in Maryland.

  • Booklet on MD Medication Guidelines Released

    A booklet put together by several individuals at the forefront of equine medication reform has been prepared for Maryland, which will enact the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication and Drug-Testing Program Jan. 1, 2014.

  • Dance to Bristol

    Laurel Fans Say Goodbye to Dance to Bristol

    Bowie-based Dance to Bristol was honored in a retirement ceremony by the Maryland Jockey Club between the fourth and fifth races Nov. 16 at Laurel Park following her stellar 4-year-old campaign.

  • Laurel as usual will open Jan. 1 for a 46-day meet that ends March 29.

    MJC Tracks to Offer 146 Racing Days in 2014

    The Maryland Racing Commission Nov. 12 approved the schedules for Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course after the MJC, Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, and Maryland Horse Breeders Association reached an agreement.

  • Eighttofasttocatch

    Eighttofasttocatch Heads MD Million Classic

    Sylvia E. Heft's Eighttofasttocatch returns to the Maryland Million Classic for the third year in a row, looking for his second victory in the 1 1/8-mile feature on the Maryland Million Day card at Laurel Park.

  • MHAF Hosts Fundraiser to Help Injured Rider

    The Maryland Horsemen's Assistance Fund, with The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, presents a fundraiser at The Corner Stable in Columbia, Md., Oct. 17 to benefit a fund for injured exercise rider Jose Villegas.

  • Ben's Cat (left) overcomes Mr. Online to win the Laurel Dash.

    Ben's Cat Prevails in Laurel Dash

    The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat was put to the test while being floated extremely wide down the lane and still got up to register victory Sept. 21 in the $100,000 Laurel Dash Stakes at Laurel Park.

  • Ben's Cat

    Ben's Cat to Skip De Francis for Laurel Dash

    King Leatherbury said Sept. 20 he has decided to run his star Ben's Cat in the $100,000 Laurel Dash, a six-furlong turf sprint, rather than the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash on dirt Sept. 21 at Laurel Park.

  • Ramon Dominguez

    Dominguez to be Saluted at Laurel Sept. 21

    Eclipse Award-winning jockey Ramon Dominguez, who retired in June due to the severity of injuries sustained in a spill at Aqueduct Racetrack in January, will make a special appearance at Laurel Park Sept. 21.

  • Rear of old grandstand at Pimlico

    Pimlico Renovation Plans Still in the Works

    The Maryland Jockey Club expects to begin construction on new barns at Laurel Park this year as part of a long-term capital improvement plan, but it is holding off on announcing details of renovations at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Maryland Tracks Receive Safety Alliance OK

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced that Laurel Park has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance and that Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore has been re-accredited by the Alliance.

  • Pimlico Rider Ortiz Injured in Breakdown

    Apprentice rider Yomar Ortiz was injured when he fell from his mount during the stretch run in the fifth race at Pimlico Race Course April 21.

  • Given Breakdowns, MD Changes Claiming Rules

    Seeking to address a rash of fatal breakdowns during the Laurel Park winter meet, the Maryland Racing Commission March 20 revised new claiming rules passed in February.

  • Mr Palmer and Junior Alvarado take the Private Terms.

    Mr Palmer Seals Deal in Private Terms Stakes

    Mr Palmer had the highest Beyer speed figure of nine 3-year-olds who went to the gate for the $100,000 Private Terms Stakes March 9 at Laurel Park, and teh favorite prevailed when he closed with a strong late run.