Maryland racing

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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Six-Year-Old Isotherm Cutting Back To Sprint Distance For Dave’s Friend Stakes

Matt Schera’s Isotherm, a two-time graded-stakes winner on the turf, will cut back to a dirt sprint for only the second time in his career and the first time in 20 months in Saturday’s $100,000 Dave’s Friend at Laurel Park. The six-furlong Dave’s Friend for 3-year-olds and up is one of five stakes worth $500,000 […]

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Pair Of Carryovers, Stronach 5 Await Bettors Friday At Laurel Park

There will be carryovers in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and $1 Super Hi-5 as well as the return of the weekly national Stronach 5 wager when live racing resumes at Laurel Park Friday, Dec. 13. Post time for the first of nine races is 12:25 p.m. The Rainbow 6 jackpot carryover stands at $13,336.32 after […]

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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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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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Laurel Park Cancels Racing For Second Straight Day Due To Broken Water Pipe

Ongoing work to fix a broken water pipe along the track apron has forced Laurel Park to cancel Friday’s live 10-race program. Repairs to the pipe, located near the outer rail of the main track, took longer than expected and require an extra day to complete. Management is optimistic live racing will return with Saturday’s […]

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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 Trainer Souder Dies At 85

The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association released the following statement on Thursday:  Donald Eugene Souder, a longtime Maryland-based trainer, died Oct. 16. He was 85. Souder, who began training in 1979, had 255 career victories and earnings just shy of $4 million. His most successful earnings year was 2004, when his horses banked $429,000. Souder was […]

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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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