Maryland Jockey Club Press Office

Karama Cuts Back To Surprise In Stormy Blues

Twice in a row, trainer Michael Pino had watched his 3-year-old filly Karama sail to the lead in turf route stakes at Monmouth Park only to see her give way in the end. On Sunday, Pino cut the Shadwell Stable homebred daughter of Kitten’s Joy back to 5 ½ furlongs and found himself a turf […]

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Late Night Pow Wow Runs Record To Four-For-Four At Laurel Park

Coming off a third-place finish in the Grade 1 Madison in April at Keeneland, Breeze Easy LLC’s Late Night Pow Wow returned to her typical dominant form, turning back a challenge in the stretch to win the $75,000 Twixt by 1 ¼ lengths Sunday at Laurel Park. The Twixt, a seven-furlong sprint for fillies and […]

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Friday’s Stronach 5 Rewards 79 Bettors With $1,640

Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park, rewarded 79 bettors with $1,640.30. The Stronach 5, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool, industry-low 12-percent takeout, and free past performances, kicked off at Laurel Park with Top Czar winning the eighth race and returning $8.20. Favorites won the next three races before the sequence […]

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Phlash Phelps Cuts Back For Sunday’s Ben’s Cat

Best known for his success going two turns on the turf, Hillwood Stable’s multiple stakes winner Phlash Phelps will cut back to a sprint for the first time in more than two years for Sunday’s $75,000 Ben’s Cat Stakes at Laurel Park. The Ben’s Cat for 3-year-olds and up and $75,000 Jameela for fillies and […]

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Stronach 5: Single Winner Takes Home $131,942

There was one winning ticket in Friday’s Stronach 5, and that ticket was worth a whopping $131,942.80. The Stronach 5 began and ended with favorites, but the three races between brought big payoffs. Friday’s sequence started with favored Gunslinger winning the eighth race at Laurel Park. Longshots then lit up the sequence with Boom Boom […]

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Miss J McKay First Starter, First Winner For Maryland Stallion Hangover Kid

Multiple stakes winner Hangover Kid, whose seven career victories included the 2014 Bowling Green (G2), got his stud career off to a successful start when Maxis Stable’s Miss J McKay captured her debut Friday at Laurel Park. Favored at 4-5 among seven 2-year-old fillies in the $33,000 waiver maiden claiming event, Miss J McKay ($3.80) […]

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Stronach 5: Fourth Leg ‘All,’ 109 Winners Worth $1,347 Friday

There were 109 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each worth $1,347.70. The fourth leg of Friday’s Stronach 5, the fifth race from Santa Anita, became an ‘all’ due to a program error. Friday’s Stronach 5 sequence: ● Leg One – Laurel Park 9th Race – High Noon Rider $5.80 ● Leg Two – Gulfstream […]

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Doctor Mounty Edges Divisidero In Prince George’s County Stakes

Larry Pratt and Dave Alden’s Doctor Mounty, trailing all but one horse at the top of the stretch, closed relentlessly on the far outside to pass a tightly bunched group led by favored Divisidero in deep stretch and come away with a one-length victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Prince George’s County Stakes at Laurel Park. The […]

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Cordmaker Slips Through At The Rail For Polynesian Victory

Hillwood Stable’s Cordmaker, third by two necks in the 1 ¼-mile Pimlico Special (G3) in his previous start, slipped through an opening along the rail at the top of the stretch and went on to post a half-length victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Polynesian Stakes at Laurel Park. The Polynesian for 3-year-olds and up was the […]

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Please Flatter Me Holds Firm In Alma North Stakes

Heider Family Stables, Madaket Stables and Doheny Racing Stable’s Please Flatter Me got back on the winning track Sunday at Laurel Park, dueling Never Enough Time into submission and holding off Parisian Diva late in the $100,000 Alma North Stakes. The Alma North for 3-year-old fillies was the first of four $100,000 stakes on a […]

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