Maryland Jockey Club

Laurel Scraps Sunday Card Due to Snowstorm; Open For Simulcasting

Severe winter weather conditions have forced the Maryland Jockey Club to cancel its live eight-race program Sunday at Laurel Park. Snow began falling late Saturday afternoon and continued overnight, and a winter storm warning remained in effect through 6 p.m. Sunday, with total accumulations of six to 10 inches expected. Both Laurel and legendary Pimlico […]

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Grade 1 Winners To Have Entry, Starting Fee Waived For 2019 Season At Laurel

In preparation for this weekend’s kickoff at Laurel Park, the Maryland Jockey Club announced today an incentive program for graded-stakes winners that participate in its stakes schedule for the 2019 season. With the exception of the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown to be run Saturday, May 18, any Grade 1 […]

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Friday’s Stronach 5 Menu Set, Includes Three Turf Races And $50,000 Guaranteed Pool

Friday’s Stronach 5 will feature a $50,000 guaranteed pool and will go cross-country with races from Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields. The first race in the Stronach 5, which features an industry-low 12-percent takeout, takes place at approximately 4:35 p.m. from Laurel Park. The Stronach 5 then goes to […]

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Four Bettors Hit For $29,068 Each In Friday’s Stronach 5

Four bettors had all five winners in Friday’s Stronach 5, resulting in a payout for each of $29,068.30. The Stronach 5, which included races from Gulfstream Park, Golden Gate Fields and Santa Anita Park, included a $51.20 winner at Gulfstream, a $16.60 winner at Golden Gate and a $10.60 winner in the last leg from […]

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Stronach 5 Returns $2,916 To 37 Bettors On Friday

Thirty-seven bettors walked away with $2,916.90 each for selecting the correct winners in Friday’s Stronach 5. The national pick 5 with an industry-low 12-percent takeout featured three races from Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet and two from Laurel Park. The lowest price winner in the five-race sequence was $8.20 – coming in the last leg at […]

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‘All-Star Ticket,’ Free Past Performances Available For Stronach 5

Free past performances and an All-Star Ticket are now available for Friday’s Stronach 5, a national pick 5 with an industry-low 12-percent takeout and a $50,000 guaranteed pool. The Stronach 5 will feature three races from Gulfstream Park and two from Laurel Park Friday with the first race in the sequence – Laurel’s eighth race […]

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Daniel Settling In To New Role As Equine Welfare And Medical Director In Maryland

Dr. Elizabeth “Libby” Daniel, who took over as state veterinarian for the Maryland Racing Commission in January 2017, has begun her duties as Equine Welfare and Medical Director for the MRC. A 2013 review of the MRC by the state Department of Legislative Services recommended creation of the position, which was endorsed by the MTHA […]

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Maryland Jockey Club To Offer 65 Stakes, $9.2 Million Through October 2019

Starting on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, and leading up to the 34th edition of the Jim McKay Maryland Million in mid-October, the Maryland Jockey Club will offer 65 stakes, 13 graded, worth $9.2 million in purses through the first two-thirds of the 2019 calendar. Highlighting the year’s stakes action is the 144th running of the $1.5 […]

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Study Projects $424 Million Price Tag To Keep Preakness At Pimlico

Phase 2 of a study by the Maryland Stadium Authority has concluded it will cost $424 million to rebuild Pimlico Race Course in order to keep the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. The study, released on Thursday, did not spell out where the money to rebuild the aging racetrack would come from, although Baltimore Mayor Catherine […]

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Stronach 5 Rewards 40 Bettors With $2,850 Friday

The Stronach 5, a national Pick 5 with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, had 40 winners Friday each receiving $2,850.70. The winning numbers from races at Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields were 1/9/6/2/6. Friday’s Stronach 5 began with a $7.40 winner in Taco Supream at Laurel and ended with Mystical Image returning $39.60 […]

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