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Laurel Park Cancels Saturday's Card
Barbara Fritchie, John Campbell Handicaps Rescheduled For Next Weekend
LAUREL, MD. 02-15-14---Due to the powerful snow that hit the Baltimore and Washington D.C. markets this week, live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled for Saturday, February 15. It is the third consecutive cancellation at the central Maryland track.
The $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) and $100,000 John Campbell Handicap will now be contested next Saturday, February 22.
Live racing is scheduled to resume Monday, February 17 with a 12:35 p.m. EST post time. The 10-race card features the $250,000 General George Handicap (G3) and the $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes.
Laurel and its sister track, Pimlico Race Course, will be open for simulcasting today.
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.