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Laurel Park Cancels Saturday's Card
LAUREL, MD., 01-11-14---Due to weather conditions in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. markets, live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled for Saturday, January 11.
“With the temperature going from the single digits early in the week to nearly 60 today, the track has been freezing, thawing and freezing again,” Maryland Jockey Club Director of Racing Georganne Hale said. “The combination of the freezing and the moisture are the contributing factors. We couldn’t even get a piece of equipment out on the track. They were just sinking.”
Laurel and its sister track, Pimlico Race Course, will be open for simulcasting. Live racing is scheduled to resume Wednesday, January 15 with a 12:35 p.m. EST post time.
About Laurel Park
Laurel Park is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horse racing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horse racing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.