Potential Derby Contenders Face Off on Stakes-Packed Day at Laurel Park

The last weekend of racing in 2018 offers somewhat slim pickings in terms of graded stakes races, but if you find non-graded stakes races appealing—and if they have large fields, who doesn’t?—there will be plenty of action to keep you entertained. The Saturday card at Laurel Park alone features six such races offering combined purse money of $550,000. Even better, they’re all scheduled to be run on the main track, so there’s no need to worry about wet weather causing [...]

Admirals War Chest Seeks Third Maryland Million Classic

The annual race meeting celebrating the Maryland Thoroughbred industry is upon us again, with full fields carded for Jim McKay Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park Oct. 21. Founded after broadcaster Jim McKay found inspiration from the inaugural Breeders’ Cup in 1984, the idea of a rich race day limited to horses sired by a stallion based in Maryland came to fruition two years later, and it’s been run every year since. The 11-race card features seven “championship” races: two [...]