Claudio Gonzalez

Maryland: Gonzalez’ Sophomore Stakes Winners Will Be ‘Ready When They Say Go’

When it comes to finding a spot for his sophomore stakes winners, Maryland’s three-time leading trainer Claudio Gonzalez doesn’t have any current plans to look elsewhere. Gonzalez has been pleased with the progression of Euro Stable’s colt Lebda and Magic Stable’s filly Princess Cadey since they respectively swept the Private Terms and Beyond the Wire […]

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Horsemen Are ‘Survivors’: Laurel Trainers Adjusting To Coronavirus Restrictions

After sweeping each of Laurel Park’s first two stakes for 3-year-olds this year, Euro Stable’s Lebda was on track to run later this month in the $200,000 Federico Tesio with a free pass to the 145th Preakness (G1) at stake. Lebda returned to the work tab March 27, two weeks after his triumph in the […]

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Laurel Park Moving To Three-Day Race Weeks In March

Beginning Friday, March 6, live racing at Laurel Park in Laurel, Md., moves to a three-day schedule for the final month of the winter meet. Post time remains 12:25 p.m. for nine-race cards Friday and Saturday, March 7, before moving to 1:10 p.m. starting Sunday, March 8. There will be a carryover jackpot of $8,626.58 […]

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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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MATCH Series Turf Sprint Division Features Three-Way Battle For Championship

The top three horses by points in this year’s MATCH Series turf sprint division are entered in the final leg Sept. 28 at Monmouth Park, and the championship clearly is up for grabs. The $100,000 Rainbow Heir Stakes (3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Turf Division) at 5 ½ furlongs attracted a field of 12 with two on […]

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Maryland Racing Moves To Laurel For The Summer, Highlighting Turf Course Action

Competitive racing and full fields over its world-class turf course mark the annual return of live racing to Laurel Park for its 43-day summer meet beginning Friday, May 31.   Coming off a Preakness Meet at Pimlico Race Course that saw wagering records set on both Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and Preakness (G1) days, May 17 […]

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Completed Pass Catches Black Type In Jim McKay Turf Sprint

Robert Bone’s Completed Pass earned the first stakes victory of his career in Friday afternoon’s $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint Stakes at Pimlico, scoring as the 6-5 favorite in the field of six starters. The 5-year-old gelded son of Pass Rush and jockey Victor Carrasco covered five furlongs over the “good” turf in 57.35 seconds, […]

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McCarthy, Gonzalez Crowned Laurel Winter Meet Leaders

Laurel Park lowered the curtain on its 46-day winter stand Sunday, with jockey Trevor McCarthy and trainer Claudio Gonzalez formally claiming individual meet titles. McCarthy, 24, captured Race 7 on Timeless Treasure ($7.20) to finish with 53 victories, 26 more than runner-up Victor Carrasco. Maryland’s leading rider in 2014 and 2016, McCarthy was also tops […]

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Laurel Winter Meet Rolls Into Final Weekend With McCarthy, Gonzalez Assured Titles

Live Thoroughbred horse racing returns to Laurel Park in Laurel, Md., with a nine-race card Friday, March 29 that kicks off the final weekend of the track’s 46-day winter meet. First race post time is 1:10 p.m. Trevor McCarthy, Maryland’s leading rider in 2014 and 2016, leads the jockey standings with 50 victories, 23 more […]

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