General George Handicap

Laurel Park To Offer Lucrative $1.95 Million Winter Stakes Schedule

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that renovated Laurel Park will offer a stakes schedule during its winter meet of $1.95 million highlighted by the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2), $250,000 General George Handicap (G3), and ‘Win & You’re In’ races for the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) and $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2). The schedule begins […]

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Misconnect Sneaks Up For General George Victory

Racing for the first time in Maryland, Repole Stable’s Misconnect made a dramatic late surge in the final 50 yards to catch Cutty Shark at the wire and win the $250,000 General George Handicap (G3) by a neck Monday at Laurel Park. The 37th running of the General George for older sprinters was one of […]

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HRTV On-Site For Weekend Stakes At Laurel

HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, will offer on-site coverage for the big weekend of holiday stakes racing from Laurel Park, beginning on Saturday, Feb. 14, and continuing on Monday, Feb. 16, President’s Day. The action will also be available via HRTV.com. The network’s Caton Bredar will take a brief hiatus from her winter outpost […]

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Bandbox Takes Wide Trip to General George Win

Hillwood Stable LLC’s Bandbox circled a wall of horses and won for the first time in nearly three years, taking the $250,000 General George Handicap (G3) at Laurel Park Monday afternoon. Monday’s 10-race card was the first since last Wednesday. A powerful storm dumped 17 inches of snow and nearly an inch of ice at […]

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Laurel Park’s 2014 Winter Schedule Announced

The Maryland Jockey Club, the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and the Maryland Horse Breeders Association announced the 2014 winter schedule for live racing at Laurel Park, according to the Daily Racing Form. The meet will include 46 racing days over 13 with opening day scheduled for Jan. 1. Live racing will run Thursday through Saturday, […]

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Yawanna Twist dances to victory in the General George

With a driving finish up the rail, Yawanna Twist took the Grade 2 General George Handicap at Laurel Park by a length over This Ones For Phil. Toby’s Corner finished third. Yawanna Twist, a 5-year-old son of Yonaguska, is trained by Richard Dutrow for owner-breeder Steel Your Face Stables. He was ridden to victory by […]

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Twinspires.com Weekend Stakes: Where To Watch

In part due to special holiday racing on Monday, Presidents’ Day, there is a passel of graded stakes to be seen this weekend from coast to coast. Begin at Laurel Park on Saturday with the Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie, where under handicap conditions, Nicole H is ceding her seven opponents anywhere from two to 11 […]

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Laurel Park: Toby’s Corner makes first start since Wood

The Laurel Park racing office was able to attract one of the top contenders from the 2011 Triple Crown trail for Monday’s $200,000 General George Handicap (G2). The General George is race nine of 10 on the holiday card with a post time of approximately 4:40 p.m. Eastern. Toby’s Corner was considered one of the […]

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No Advantage ascends in General George Handicap

Press Release Suarez Racing Inc.’s No Advantage raced wide down the backstretch, accelerated into the stretch and took command of the 35th running of the $150,000 General George Handicap (Grade II), the co-main event in Laurel Park’s SprintFest Weekend. Harissa won the $150,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (Grade II) Saturday afternoon. The winner finished fourth in […]

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Twinspires.com Weekend Stakes: Where To Watch

As impressive as Brethren and Anthony’s Cross were last weekend, they’re on the back burner for now while we turn our attentions toward this week’s Derby preps and the emergence of more candidates hoping for one of those coveted slots in the Kentucky Derby starting gate. On Saturday, we’ll see the Grade 2 Risen Star […]

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