Laurel Park

MJC honors jockey Pino for win milestone

November 11, 2012 | WNST Staff

PINO HONORED BY THE MARYLAND JOCKEY CLUB LAUREL, MD. 11-10-12—The Maryland Jockey Club honored jockey Mario Pino, who moved into the top 10 on the all-time win list earlier this fall, with a winners’ circle presentation Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park.   “It’s a great honor and I am very grateful,” Pino said. “Maryland has […]

Saturday’s Laurel Park Fall Festival Serves Up 6 Stakes including a Dash of Excitement

October 26, 2012 | Gary Quill

On Saturday Laurel Park is holding its Fall Festival of Racing featured by the DeFrancis Dash and five $150,000 stakes races on the turf… the Laurel Futurity for 2-year-olds, the Selima Stakes for 2-year-old fillies, the Laurel Dash, the Lady Baltimore Stakes for fillies and mares and the 1-1/2 mile Laurel Turf Cup. Introduced in […]

Saturday Selections at Laurel Park; Preakness Tickets on Sale – Discounts on Infield

October 19, 2012 | Gary Quill

Earlier this week tickets for 2013 Preakness day went on sale. For those who purchased reserved seating in advance this past year, ticket renewals will be mailed out on Monday, October 22nd. The 138th running of the Preakness® Stakes will take place May 18, 2013 at famed Pimlico Race Course. Tickets can be purchased by […]

Cure For Your O’s Hangover: A Day at Lovely Laurel Park

October 12, 2012 | Gary Quill

Last Saturday was a beautiful autumn day to spend at Laurel Park to celebrate Maryland thoroughbred horse racing… weather-wise. Now if you sat down and reviewed my selections for the Maryland Million Day 11 race card, the gambling term the comes to mind that is often used in a winter forecast would be “ice cold”. […]

Not Aboard claims Maryland Million Classic

October 07, 2012 | WNST Staff

NOT ABROAD TRIUMPHS IN MARYLAND MILLION CLASSIC  LAUREL, MD. 10-06-12—Jockey Nick Petro and his mount Not Abroad saw an inviting opening along the rail as they circled the far turn. They galloped through the gaping hole, came out the clear leader and drew off to win the $150,000 Jim McKay Maryland Million Classic at Laurel […]

Picks for 27th Jim McKay’s Maryland Million Day on Saturday at Laurel Park

October 04, 2012 | Gary Quill

Introduced in 1986, the Maryland Million, a program of races restricted to the offspring of Maryland-based stallions, has been duplicated by more than 20 other states. Maryland-sired thoroughbreds are nominated before they become 2-year-olds and remain eligible for life to run in the Maryland Million races. After twenty-six runnings, 220 stallions have been represented in […]

Jim McKay’s Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park Preview

October 02, 2012 | Gary Quill

This Saturday (October 6th) at Laurel Park is Maryland’s Day At The Race. Better known as Jim McKay’s Maryland Million, It’s the one racing day of the year in Maryland where owners of runners either bred in Maryland or their sire was state bred, qualify to run on this great day of celebrating thoroughbred horse […]

Do You Gamble or Invest?! Would you support Exchange Wagering? Plus, Laurel Park Picks for Saturday

September 28, 2012 | Gary Quill

A recent article proclaimed the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) gave initial approval for Exchange Wagering. Currently, there are only two U.S. states that have passed legislation authorizing exchange wagering on the ponies: New Jersey and California. It would be nice to see similar legislation get introduced in “The Land of Pleasant Living” (aka […]

Laurel Park Saturday selections; An alternative to your typical Haunted Halloween plans

September 22, 2012 | Gary Quill

So what has been your typical Halloween night activities Strolling your neighborhood with your young ones as they beg for candy from your neighbors who you rarely even look up to to say “HI” to any other time during the year? Or do you drive your teenagers to the local haunted house or hayride? Or […]

Mario Pino grabs 6,470th career victory; Saturday Selections at Laurel Park

September 14, 2012 | Gary Quill

The Mario Pino, push towards #10 on the all-time winningest jockey list continued this week, slowly but surely. In the nightcap (8th race) on Friday evening at Presque Isle Downs, Mario guided For the Effect to victory, recording his 6,470th career win to tie Earlie Fires for 10th. On Saturday, Pino will attempt to grab […]