Maryland Jockey Club

Deadline Extended Until TBD For Late Triple Crown Nominations

The late Triple Crown nomination deadline, which was scheduled for Monday, March 30, will be extended to a yet-to-be-determined date later this year. The extension was agreed upon by racing officials at Churchill Downs Racetrack, the Maryland Jockey Club and New York Racing Association. On March 17, Churchill Downs Incorporated announced the 146th Kentucky Derby […]

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Laurel Park Racing Suspended After Governor Issues ‘Maryland Unites’ Initiative

Laurel Park and the Rosecroft harness track in Maryland are suspending all racing, effective immediately and until further notice, after Gov. Larry Hogan announced a “Maryland Unites” initiative aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19. The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association distributed news of the shutdown on Friday morning on its text message […]

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Gulfstream Friday Card Called Off; Racing To Resume Saturday With Jockeys Room Update, Added Protocols

At Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows, the health, safety and welfare of every person and every horse in our community is our top priority. With that in mind, Gulfstream Park will suspend racing for one day, Friday, March 20, to update its protocols in a number of areas, including the Jockeys’ Room. […]

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Bill Financing Project To Rebuild Pimlico, Laurel Awaits Governor’s Signature

The Racing and Community Development Act of 2020, which authorizes financing for the rebuild of Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, cleared the Maryland General Assembly March 18—the final day of an abbreviated session—and goes to Gov. Larry Hogan for consideration. The legislation calls for the Maryland Stadium Authority to issue up to $375 million […]

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Kentucky Derby To Be Held Sept. 5; Preakness, Belmont Stakes Dates Under Review

Churchill Downs Incorporated announced its decision on Tuesday to reschedule the 146th Longines Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve. The 146th Kentucky Derby will be rescheduled from May 2, 2020, to September 5, 2020, and the 146th Kentucky Oaks will be rescheduled from May 1, 2020, to September 4, 2020. These dates […]

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Maryland Governor Orders Shut Down Of All Racetracks, Casinos, Simulcast Facilities

In light of the serious public health emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has issued an emergency order to close all Maryland casinos, racetracks, and simulcast betting facilities to the general public indefinitely. “This situation continues to evolve and will escalate rapidly and dramatically,” said Governor Hogan. “These are unprecedented actions […]

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Stronach 5 Returns With $100,000 Guaranteed Pool Friday

The Stronach 5, which had six winning tickets last week each worth $31,273, returns Friday with a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout. The Stronach 5 will feature races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields. The popular weekly wager will begin at 4:22 p.m. with Laurel’s seventh race. The sequence will […]

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Jillian Tullock Named Racing Secretary For Laurel Park, Pimlico

The Maryland Jockey Club announced on Thursday that respected racing official Jillian Tullock has been appointed racing secretary at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course. Tullock worked in nearly every capacity for the Maryland Jockey Club from 1994-2019, including assistant racing secretary under Georganne Hale. “It’s great to be back with people I know and […]

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Laurel Park Moving To Three-Day Race Weeks In March

Beginning Friday, March 6, live racing at Laurel Park in Laurel, Md., moves to a three-day schedule for the final month of the winter meet. Post time remains 12:25 p.m. for nine-race cards Friday and Saturday, March 7, before moving to 1:10 p.m. starting Sunday, March 8. There will be a carryover jackpot of $8,626.58 […]

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