Maryland Jockey Club

‘Win Today, See You In May’: Maryland Jockey Club Unveils National Qualifying Series For Preakness Weekend

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today a “Win Today, See You in May” series of races from tracks across the country that will offer automatic entry into stakes on Preakness weekend 2020 at Pimlico Race Course. The unique and innovative series will include stakes races from Charles Town in West Virginia, Laurel Park in Maryland, […]

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Friday’s Stronach 5 Lineup Is Set

Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring races from Gulfstream Park, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields and an industry-low 12-percent takeout, will have a $91,081.85 carryover. The Stronach 5 begins at 3:51 ET with a $33,000 starter optional claimer at Gulfstream for 2-year-old fillies on the turf. The sequence will conclude at 4:54 ET when it returns […]

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Stronach 5 Will Carry Over $91,081 To Friday, Nov. 15

There will be a carryover of $91,081.85 in the Stronach 5 on Friday, Nov. 15. There were no winners in Friday’s popular Stronach 5, which has an industry-low 12-percent takeout. The sequence kicked off with Laurel Park’s eighth race and 20-1 longshot Shadow Boxer ($42.20) going wire-to-wire for the victory. In the fourth leg of […]

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Pair Of Laurel Stakes Offer ‘Win And In’ Qualifications To Santa Anita Grade 1’s

Two of the four stakes on Laurel Park’s Saturday, Nov. 30 program will serve as ‘Win and In’ qualifiers for a pair of Grade 1 races at Santa Anita Park next month, the Maryland Jockey Club announced today. Winners of the $100,000 City of Laurel for 3-year-olds and $100,000 Safely Kept for 3-year-old fillies, both […]

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Stronach 5 Returns Friday With $100,000 Guaranteed Pool

The Stronach 5 returns Friday with a $100,000 guaranteed pool and races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields. The sequence begins at 4:10 ET at Laurel Park with a field of 14 claimers going six furlongs and will conclude less than an hour later with a dozen 2-year-old maiden fillies going a […]

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‘Ahead Of Her Time’: Motion Emotional After Sharing’s Breeders’ Cup Win

It was early fall and there were plenty of options available when trainer Graham Motion and owners Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gainesway Stable were looking for a final prep that would get promising young filly Sharing to realize their year-end goal of reaching the Breeders’ Cup. Based at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, […]

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‘Memorable’ Maryland Million Day Records Slight Increase In Handle

Great racing, a large, enthusiastic crowd and great entertainment was the recipe for success during Saturday’s 34th Jim McKay Maryland Million at Laurel Park. Approximately 20,000 attended Saturday’s $1.02 million program which included competitive races along with entertainment and memorable dining options. The afternoon included events in the Maryland Million Village, an appearance by the […]

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Sequence Released For This Week’s Stronach 5

Competitive races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields will test bettors in Friday’s Stronach 5. The sequence begins at 4:19 ET (1:19 PT) when a dozen 3-year-olds and up contest a $42,000 allowance race at a mile on Laurel’s world-class turf course. The next three races will be maiden […]

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Two And A Half Years In, Maryland’s Beyond The Wire Has Placed More than 200 Horses

Less than halfway into its third year, Beyond the Wire is evolving into more than just a safe, reliable and successful bridge to find and place retired Thoroughbreds with second homes. Launched by the Maryland Jockey Club in conjunction with the 142nd Preakness Stakes (G1) in 2017, Beyond the Wire has developed a groundswell of support […]

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Stronach 5: 26 Winning Tickets Pay $3,913.40

There were 26 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each returning $3,913.40. The Stronach 5 started Friday at Laurel Park with a maiden special weight event for 2-year-old fillies that was won by Lookin Dynamic ($17.40), a 7-1 Fitzhugh LLC homebred trained by Michael Trombetta. After the even-money favorite Itsenough won the second leg from […]

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