Maryland horse racing

Laurel Park: Rainbow 6 Carryover Kicks Off New Three-Day Week Schedule

There will be a jackpot carryover of $9,125.32 in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 as Laurel Park moves to a three-day schedule when live racing returns Friday, Dec. 6. After racing on a Thursday through Sunday schedule in October and November, Laurel will race Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for the duration of the fall meet, which […]

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Broken Water Pipe Forces Laurel Park To Call Off Thursday Card

Laurel Park has cancelled its 10-race program Thursday due to a broken water pipe along the apron. Because the pipe is located near the outer rail of the main track, management has decided to call off today’s races. Laurel remains open today for simulcasting and is optimistic it will resume its live program Friday afternoon. […]

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Country’s Top Apprentice Jockey, Julio Correa, Ready To Compete In New York

Laurel Park-based jockey Julio Correa, leading all apprentice riders in the country in wins, will be moving his tack to New York next month. The 25-year-old native of Caguas, Puerto Rico guided Smart Angle’s 3-year-old filly Yesterdaysplan to a head victory over favored Esterina in the $50,000 Distaff Starter Handicap on Saturday for his first […]

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Maryland Million Turf: Connections Hoping Outofthepark Can Follow In Phlash Phelps’ Hoofprints

Absent the winners of its past five editions, Saturday’s $125,000 Maryland Million Turf at Laurel Park figures to be a wide-open affair that attracted an overflow field of 16 including a trio of horses from last fall as well as the connections of one former champion. Scheduled for one mile over the Dahlia course layout, […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Smiling Tiger: Will The Preakness Stay Put?

The Stronach Group and the city of Baltimore recently announced a major agreement to overhaul Pimlico Racecourse and keep the Preakness in town for years to come, pending legislative approval. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the details of the deal and what it might mean for horse […]

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Trio Of Turf Races, Super Hi-5 Carryover On Tap For Next Stretch At Laurel Park

Three allowance races, a maiden special weight for juvenile fillies and a trio of events scheduled for its world-class turf course are on tap when live racing returns to Laurel Park with a 10-race program Friday, Oct. 11. The four-day live race week will be capped by a special Columbus Day holiday program Monday, Oct. […]

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Maryland-Bred Laki Could Repeat In MATCH Series

Hillside Equestrian Meadows’ Laki has come a long way since his first start, when he trailed throughout and finished last of 10 at 41-1 in a $25,000 maiden-claiming race at Laurel Park in early November 2016. On Christmas Eve that year, Laki, then a 3-year-old, quickly erased his debut effort with a five-length win at […]

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‘We Retired Him Sound’: Former Maryland Turf Champion Phlash Phelps On To Eventing Career

Phlash Phelps, a four-time turf stakes winner and the 2015 champion Maryland-bred grass horse for Ellen Charles’ Hillwood Stable and Laurel Park-based trainer Rodney Jenkins, has been retired. The gelded 8-year-old son of Great Notion bred by Carol Kaye was winless in three 2019 starts, most recently finishing fifth by 2 ¼ lengths in the […]

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Laurel Park Kicks Off Fall Meet With Annual Crackin’ Crab Feast

Coinciding with the start of its fall meet, Laurel Park will host its annual Crackin’ Crab Feast Saturday, Sept. 7. Located in the apron tent on the rail of Laurel’s main track, the event runs from 1 to 5 p.m. in conjunction with a live program of 10 Thoroughbred races that begins at 1:10 p.m. […]

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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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