The first two weeks of the winter/spring meet ended Feb. 17 with a three-way tie for the top spot in the driving standings—Russell Foster, Frank Milby and Jonathan Roberts, who had the highest in-the-money rate of the three at 72% and a return on investment of 65% Tyler Davis, Richard Still and John Wagner each had four victories, with Davis at the top with a 78% in-the-money rate and a 49% ROI. And not far from the top are four drivers, each with three wins: Brian Burton, Ed
Rosecroft Cancels Wednesday Evening Card Remains Open for Simulcasting FORT WASHINGTON, MD – Rosecroft Raceway has cancelled live racing for Wednesday, Feb. 20 due to a winter storm that is expected to bring snow and freezing rain to the area. Live racing is scheduled to resume Sunday, Feb. 24 with a 4:40 p.m. first race post. Rosecroft and all Maryland Jockey Club facilities remain open for simulcasting Wednesday. Live racing returns to Laurel Park Thursday with a 12:30 p.m.
The second Sunday program of the meet has an interesting twist. There were four claiming races ($4,000, $5,000, $7,500 and $10,000-$15,000) on the condition sheet and they all filled—even though the latter two required a minimum of seven horses. The claimers don’t carry a Maryland preference, so there are some new shooters on the local scene. Also, some really nice horses are making their 2019 debuts, including stakes competitors Gaagaa Gone and Lindy’s Big Bang in the “winne
Frank Milby began his attempt at another driving title at Rosecroft with four wins the first two days of the winter/spring meet. Tyler Davis, Jonathan Roberts and Jason Thompson each collected three victories, while Russell Foster and Richard Still each had two. Note that Davis was a perfect three-for-three with a return on investment of 298%. Six trainers each had two wins over the first two programs: John Cabot, Robin Callahan, Eric Foster, Clyde Oglesby Jr., Megan Roberts
Horses that raced at Dover Downs in January won seven of 12 races on opening night, Feb. 6—not a big surprise given almost half the pacers and trotters that competed hadn’t raced since mid-December at the conclusion of the Rosecroft fall meet. Of the other five winners, one had raced at Freehold in mid-January; two had last raced at Monticello and at Charlottetown in Canada Dec. 31; and the final two races were taken by pacers that last raced Dec. 16 at Rosecroft. Among the h
Welcome back to Rosecroft Raceway for the winter/spring meet, which will offer 30 racing programs through May 18. The schedule is familiar, with live racing on Wednesdays at 6:40 p.m. and Sundays at 4:40 p.m. There are a few expections: There is no racing Easter Sunday, April 21, so that card will move to Monday, April 22, with a 6:40 p.m. first post. In May, there is no racing Sunday, May 5, but there is racing on two Saturdays—May 4 (Kentucky Derby) and May 18 (Preakness St
FORT WASHINGTON, MD –It was in May of 1949 that breeder, owner and driver William E. Miller opened Rosecroft, the “Raceway by the Beltway.” Seventy years later, just eight minutes from National Harbor, trotters and pacers are still competing at Rosecroft. Beginning Wednesday, the track in Oxon Hill will open for its four-month spring meet. The 12-race program kicks off at 6:40 p.m. The program will include an $8,000 pace for Maryland-preferred fillies and mares. Frank Milby w