Maryland horse racing

Laurel Park To Host 86th Fair Hill Races While Training Center Makes Upgrades

The Cecil County Breeders’ Fair and Fair Hill Foundation today announced the 86th Fair Hill Races will take place on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Laurel Park with a 12:30 p.m. Post Time. The Maryland Jockey Club agreed to host the races this year while the recent upgrades to the historic turf track at Fair Hill are completed. This […]

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Laurel: Blue Eyed Girl Looks To Increase Win Streak In Barbara Fritchie Stakes

Morris Kernan Jr. and M-Z Racing Partnership’s Blue Eyed Girl, who impressively extended her win streak to three races last time out at Laurel Park, will return to Maryland to make her stakes debut in the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie Saturday, Feb. 15. The 68th running of the Barbara Fritchie for fillies and mares 4 and […]

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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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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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