Maryland Jockey Club

McCarthy, Claudio Gonzalez Take Maryland Titles For Jockey And Trainer

Bolstered by career-best performances in both wins and purse earnings, Trevor McCarthy and Claudio Gonzalez finished 2019 as the Maryland’s leading jockey and trainer, respectively, for a third time. McCarthy, 25, led all riders with 170 wins and $6,183,038 in purses earned at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course. The Wilmington, Del. native also led […]

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Gulfstream, Santa Anita, Laurel & Golden Gate All Part of Friday’s Stronach 5

Races from Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields will all be featured Friday in the Stronach 5. The popular wager will once again have a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout. The sequence will kick off at 3:50 ET with a 10 horse field going seven furlongs at Laurel […]

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Laurel Park Jockey Title Race Is Down To The Wire Between Cintron, McCarthy, Russell

With four days left in the calendar year-ending fall meet, the race for the jockey title is going down to the final weekend. Sheldon Russell sits atop the standings with 45 wins, two more than both Trevor McCarthy and Alex Cintron. Russell is second with $1.62 million in purse earnings, trailing McCarthy’s $1.97 million. Russell […]

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Stronach 5: Three Tracks, Two on the Turf, $100,000 Guaranteed Pool

The popular Stronach 5, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will feature races Friday from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields along with a $100,000 guaranteed pool. The Stronach 5 begins at 3:52 PM with a competitive allowance optional claimer from Laurel that includes Jefazo, a four-time winner this year, and Tappin Cat, who […]

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Gulfstream And Laurel Races Form Friday’s Stronach 5 Lineup

Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will have a guaranteed pool of $100,000 and races from Gulfstream Park and Laurel Park. The Stronach 5 will have three races from Gulfstream, including two on the turf, and an allowance optional claimer for 2-year-olds at a mile featuring Juddmonte Farms Inc.’s Toledo and Gelfenstein Farm […]

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Maryland Jockey Club Creates Social Media Campaign Celebrating ‘Backstretch Heroes’

While the spotlight regularly shines on the horses and horsemen that bring national and international attention to Maryland’s Thoroughbred industry, the Maryland Jockey Club has launched a campaign to recognize the people whose passion and work behind the scenes play a large part in that success. Created by administrative manager Erin McElwee, “Backstretch Heroes” is […]

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Gulfstream Turf Races Bookend Friday’s Stronach 5

The Stronach 5, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, will begin and end on the turf Friday at Gulfstream Park. The popular wager begins at 4 p.m., with a five furlong optional claimer on the turf featuring 11 fillies and mares. It wraps up at 5 p.m. with a mile claiming event […]

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Friday’s Stronach 5 Pays 11 Winners Each $11,240

Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout, had 11 winning tickets each worth $11,240.20. The sequence began with Big Boots ($18.40) winning Laurel’s eighth race. Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury won the third leg at Laurel, saddling Auld Lange Syne ($14.40) to victory. After favored Dynasty of Her Own ($4.20) won the fourth […]

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Maryland Jockey Club Releases ‘Adjusted And Improved’ Stakes Schedule For 2020

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today a total of 38 stakes, 11 graded, worth $6.325 million in purses scheduled through mid-May 2020 at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, highlighted by the 145th running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, May 16. The 1 3/16-mile Preakness for […]

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Tickets Now On Sale For 145th Running Of Preakness Stakes

The Stronach Group and the Maryland Jockey Club, owners of the legendary Pimlico Race Course, announced today that facility and Preakness Village tickets to Preakness 145 are on sale.  The Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, will be held on Saturday, May 16th and the 96th Black-Eyed Susan (G2) will take place on […]

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