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Schedule Set for Laurel Park Fall Meet
Laurel Park has announced the schedule for its 2013 fall meet, which will run from September 19 to December 31, and will include 59 days of racing. Racing will be […]
Laurel Park has announced the schedule for its 2013 fall meet, which will run from September 19 to December 31, and will include 59 days of racing. Racing will be held four days per week Wednesday trough to Saturday at the Baltimore track, which has been holding race meets since 1911. Included in the action will be 31 stakes races, offering $3.3 million in purses. The stakes calendar will kick off with the six-furlong $350,000 Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash, for three year olds and up on the dirt.
Fall Festival of Racing goes in September
The DeFrancis Memorial will be part of the Fall Festival of Racing, to be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013. Included on that day’s card will be six other $100,000 stakes races, on both turf and dirt, from 5 ½ furlong sprints, the 1 ½ mile Laurel Turf Cup. Also on the card will be the Jameela Stakes for Maryland-bred fillies and mares. Last year’s winner of the Jaamela, Jazzy Idea, set a course record for six furlongs on the Laurel Turf at 1:07.45. She later broke that record in winning the Laurel Dash in 1:07:29.
Maryland Million Day is the highlight of the meet
In October, the Laurel Park schedule will be highlighted by the running of the Jim MacKay Maryland Million Day, a series of nine stakes races restricted to the offspring of Maryland-based stallions. The feature of Maryland Million Day is the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic, for three-year-olds and up, going 1 1/8 miles on the dirt. Celebrating 28 years of Maryland thoroughbreds, the Maryland Million Day is second in prestige for Maryland racing only to the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Racetrack, the middle leg of the American Triple Crown. Maryland Million Day is Saturday, October 19, 2013.
After all the drama of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the racing scene shifts to Pimlico Race Course in anticipation of the running of the 2019 Preakness Stakes. A couple of the high-profile contenders from the Derby are expected in the field, as well as a number of new shooters that add to the handicapping puzzle and could provide good betting value.
The field has been established for the 2016 running of the Belmont Stakes and of the thirteen contenders, there are four horses who competed in the Preakness Stakes (G1) and are moving on to the third jewel of the Triple Crown.
Wise guys who liked Stradivari in the Preakness have every right to maintain their enthusiasm for the Todd Pletcher-trained colt in the Belmont Stakes where the intriguing runner will likely make his next start.