Maryland Jockey Club

Maryland Jockey Club To Introduce Quinella Wager Starting Friday With 10 Percent Takeout

Bettors will treated to a new addition on the wagering menu when live racing returns to Laurel Park Friday, Sept. 13.  The Maryland Jockey Club will introduce a $2 quinella wager on Friday’s ninth-race finale, a starter optional claimer for fillies and mares 3 and up scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on Laurel’s world-class turf […]

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Lineup, $96K Carryover Revealed For Friday’s Stronach 5

Friday’s Stronach 5 will not only have a carryover of $96,906.44, but all five races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields will be contested over the turf. The popular multi-race, multi-track wager with an industry-low 12-percent takeout will kick off at 5:12 p.m. with a 5 ½ furlong turf event for claimers […]

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Maryland Legislator Seeks Investigation Into Racing Commission

A Maryland legislator from Baltimore sent a letter this week to the state attorney general requesting an investigation into the Maryland Racing Commission over subsidies given to the Stronach Group and potential conflict of interest issues with members of the commission. State Delegate Nick Mosby sent the inquiry, which comes after a pair of Baltimore […]

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Stronach 5 Pays Out $1,837 To 53 Winning Ticketholders

There were 53 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5 with each ticket worth $1,837.70. Friday’s sequence began with two races at Laurel Park. Zitarrosa ($7.40) won the opening leg of the Stronach 5 and Mice and Men ($12.60) the second leg. After heavy favorite Slingin Sammy B ($3.40) won the third leg from Gulfstream, 11-1 […]

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Maryland Jockey Club Opens Eighth OTB In Frederick

The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled its eighth off-track betting facility Monday with the opening of its newest location at Long Shot’s sports bar in the Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center. Situated along I-270 at 5400 Holiday Drive in Frederick, the event center is located across the road from the Francis Scott Key Mall and in […]

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Free Past Performances, Low Takeout In Friday’s Stronach 5

Friday’s Stronach 5 will have another $100,000 guaranteed pool with races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park. Three of the five races are scheduled for the turf. The sequence kicks off at 4:54 with a $42,000 one mile turf event for fillies and mares at Laurel. The sequence will also include two, one mile turf […]

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NHC, BCBC, Big One Berths Up For Grabs in Maryland Jockey Club Champions Handicapping Tournament

Registration begins Saturday, July 20 for the second and final session of the 2019 Maryland Jockey Club Champions Handicapping Tournament to be held Saturday, Aug. 17 in the second-floor clubhouse sports bar at Laurel Park. Berths to the NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC), Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) and BIG ONE tournaments are on the […]

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College Day Scholarships Part Of Upcoming Maryland State Fair At Timonium

The Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society, Inc. announced its 2019 Thoroughbred racing schedule for the Timonium meet. Running from Aug. 23 through Sept. 2, this year’s seven days of racing held during the Maryland State Fair will offer purses of over $185,000 daily. The meet will conduct two added money events: the $75,000 guaranteed […]

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Maryland Horsemen, Jockey Club Create ‘Community Day’ To Celebrate Backstretch Workers

The Maryland Jockey Club is partnering with the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association in hosting an inaugural Community Day Tuesday, July 23 at Laurel Park. Created to celebrate the backstretch community and its contribution to the continued success of Maryland racing, Community Day will be held from noon to 4 p.m. outside the track kitchen. “We […]

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Angel Cruz Shows Heels To Fellow Riders In PDJF Fundraiser Run At Laurel

Angel Cruz, breaking from Post 1 and racing without shoes, sprinted to a quick lead and held off apprentice Julio Correa’s late surge to capture the jockey foot race held Thursday between Races 4 and 5 at Laurel Park in Maryland to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. For a minimum $5 donation, fans could […]

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