LAUREL, MD. 10-10-11—Laurel Park will celebrate 100 years of live racing Saturday with a 100th Birthday Bash and Fall Fest from 12 to 6 p.m. The live card will begin at 1:10 p.m. “Saturday should be a fantastic day,” Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas said. “It is an opportunity for us to show our appreciation [...] Read More.
October 10, 2011
NEW ORLEANS (Monday, October 10, 2011) – Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will begin accepting reservations for its 140th Thoroughbred Racing Season on October 24, one month prior to the traditional opening on Thanksgiving Day. Reservations can only be made by phone weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at (504) 943-2200 or toll-free at [...] Read More.
October 8, 2011
LAUREL, MD. 10-08-11—PTK LLC’s Lemon Juice sat chilly behind his entry mate, then exploded down the stretch to win the $75,000 Laurel Futurity, the feature offering on this sunny autumn afternoon at Laurel Park. Run for the first time since 2007, the historic fixture brought together nine 2-year-olds. Lemon Juice, a Johannesburg colt trained by Dane [...] Read More.
Wilmington, Del., October 8, 2011 – Brereton Jones’ Mr. Bowling notched his first career stakes victory in the $75,000 Dover Stakes at Delaware Park today. With Jose Caraballo aboard, the 2-year-old son of Istan won by 7 1/4-lengths and returned $4.00 as the favorite in the field of five. The Kentucky-bred conditioned by J. Larry Jones [...] Read More.
LAUREL, MD. 10-07-11—Laurel Park will add Tuesday to its live racing schedule next week for the remainder of the fall meeting. Live racing will be conducted at the central Maryland track on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Saturday, December 17, except next week when Laurel cards a special nine-race card on Monday, October 10 [...] Read More.
October 7, 2011
Baltimore, MD – (October 6, 2011) – Tonight, the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure (r) and the Maryland Jockey Club joined Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to host a pink lighting ceremony at Pimlico Race Course. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pimlico officially lit the wall of their Club [...] Read More.
LAUREL, MD. 10-06-11—The historic Laurel Futurity returns to Laurel Park after a three year hiatus as the feature offering on Saturday. Nine 2-year-olds, including an entry, are entered to race six furlongs on the turf. In the past, the Futurity was a graded event contested around two turns and the list of winners includes a who’s [...] Read More.
October 6, 2011
(Oct. 5, 2011) * Jockey Gary Baze suffered broken vertebrae in a training accident Tuesday morning at Turf Paradise and underwent surgery at a nearby hospital, according to his wife Vicky Baze. According to Vicky Baze, her husband suffered a burst fracture at t-12, and needed surgery in which a plate and pins were used to [...] Read More.
LAUREL, MD. 10-05-11—Linda Gaudet & Morris Bailey’s Concealed Identity returned to his winning ways with a convincing triumph in today’s feature at Laurel Park, a $33,000 allowance contested over the turf. Trained by Eddie Gaudet, Concealed Identity rose to local prominence by winning Pimlico’s Federico Tesio Stakes. Two weeks later the Smarty Jones gelding was put [...] Read More.
Stanton, Del., October 4, 2011 – PTK LLC’s Lemon Juice tops the $75,000 Dover Stakes to be run at Delaware Park this Saturday. The one-mile-and-70-yard affair has attracted a field of eight 2-year-olds. In his most recent, Lemon Juice posted a length triumph in the seven-furlong $100,000 Charles Town Juvenile on September 17. Previously, the son [...] Read More.