Recently a troubled fifth in the G1 Florida Derby, the Maryland-based Independence Hall will cut back to one-turn races, his connections said.
The Preakness InfieldFest will be canceled this year, the Maryland Jockey Club announced, while the company continues to seek a date for the middle jewel.
Coronavirus strikes again, as jockeys Katie Davis and Trevor McCarthy have pushed back their wedding from April 2 December.
Hours after landing in Dubai for the UAE Derby, trainer Jerry O’Dwyer, set to saddle Shotski, learned the race and the World Cup card were canceled.
Maryland racing mainstay Bob Manfuso — owner, breeder, board member, and onetime track co-owner — passed away Thursday at age 82.
After days of uncertainty the Maryland Jockey Club said it would cease racing at Laurel Park indefinitely because of the coronavirus emergency.
Racing at Laurel Park will take on the flavor of an intrasquad scrimmage, as only horses stabled there or at Pimlico will be permitted on the grounds.
Legislation to redo Pimlico and Laurel Park passed both houses of the Md. Legislature Wednesday and now heads to the Governor.
After a couple of days of confusion following Gov. Hogan’s emergency order Sunday, Laurel Park will race this weekend with additional restrictions.
In a Tuesday press conference, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said that his office in discussion with the Maryland Jockey Club about postponing the Preakness.
Legislation that would allow for both Pimlico and Laurel Park to be razed and rebuilt easily passed the Maryland House on Sunday.
For the second straight Sunday, apprentice rider Charlie Marquez posted a hat trick, winning three races at Laurel Park.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Sunday ordered racetracks and casinos closed to the “general public,” setting off a scramble to determine what exactly he means.
Miracle Wood winner Lebda cruised home to win the Private Terms Stakes Saturday at Laurel, giving trainer Claudio Gonzalez two stakes wins on the day.
In her first start in three months, Arrifana prevailed in an absolute thriller in the Nellie Morse Stakes at Laurel Park.
Dominant Wide Country Stakes winner Naughty Thoughts will look to double up in Saturday’s Beyond the Wire Stakes at Laurel Park.
Laurel Park will resume its live racing schedule Friday, but it will do so without having fans present, the Maryland Jockey Club announced.
Big City Bob will make his first start since last October’s G1 Champagne, in which he finished third, in Saturday’s Private Terms for 3yo at Laurel Park.
The well-bred Amanite hit the ground running today at Laurel Park, winning a maiden special weight at first asking.