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Multiple Carryovers for Special Monday Program at Laurel; Nine-Race Card Scheduled to Make Up for Nov. 20 Cancellation

Nine-Race Card Scheduled to Make Up for Nov. 20 Cancellation
Late Pick 5 Carryover Reaches $9,785
LAUREL, MD – There will be carryovers in the 50-cent Late Pick 5, 20-cent Rainbow 6 and $1 Super Hi-5 wagers on a special nine-race program Monday at Laurel Park.
Monday’s card was rescheduled from Nov. 20, when races were canceled after the opener due to high winds. First race post time is 12:30 p.m.

Jockey Lynch Continues Hot Streak with Four Wins at Laurel

Wins Four on One Card for Second Time in Three Days
Late Pick 5 Carryover of $3,678 for Sunday
LAUREL, MD – For the second time in three days, jockey Feargal Lynch registered four wins on a single card at Laurel Park.
Lynch won three consecutive races Saturday with 4-year-old filly Piney Blues ($6.20) in the second, 27-1 long shot Giles Fair ($56.20) in the third and 2-year-old gelding Parade of Nations ($5) in the fourth.

Jockey Lynch Wins Four at Laurel

 LAUREL – Jockey Feargal Lynch celebrated Laurel Park’s Thanksgiving Day program by riding four winners.
Lynch won the first race aboard Dark Gemini ($5.60), the fourth aboard Thissongisaboutyou ($12.60), the fifth with Broad Axe Bernie ($19), and ended his day with a victory aboard Justcallme K L ($11) in the eighth.

Laurel to Host Thanksgiving Day Program Nov. 24

Food Specials, Pie Giveaway, Early First Post Time of 11:25 A.M.
Guys Day Out Set For Friday, Nov. 25
LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park will serve up a special Thanksgiving Day program featuring live racing, food specials and a holiday pie giveaway Thursday, Nov. 24.
A traditional Thanksgiving Day buffet will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $40 per person and pre-paid reservations can be made by calling 301-725-0770.

‘Azteca’ Sharp Winner of $100,000 City of Laurel; Tale of Ruby Shines in $100,000 Safely Kept

Tale of Ruby Shines in $100,000 Safely Kept
Rockin Jojo Extends Streak in $75,000 Geisha
Rainbow 6, Super Hi-5 Carryovers for Sunday Program

Laurel Park to Card Special Program Monday, Nov. 28

LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park will card a special live program Monday, Nov. 28 to make up for Sunday’s cancelled program.
Track officials cancelled Sunday’s program after the first race due to extremely windy conditions.
Race conditions for next Monday’s program, which will feature nine races and a 12:30 p.m. first race post, will be available tomorrow morning and the racing office will take entries Friday.

High Winds Force Cancellation of Racing at Laurel Park

LAUREL, MD - Live racing at Laurel Park was cancelled following the running of the first race Sunday due to extremely windy conditions.

“We decided to err on the side of caution,” said Sal Sinatra, President and General Manager of the Maryland Jockey Club. “The winds were very strong; there was some debris flying around. The safety of our jockeys and our horses is our utmost priority.”

Windy conditions also forced the cancellation of full cards at other Mid-Atlantic and Northeast racetracks.

Interest in Maryland Racing Continues to Grow

Total Handle to Climb from $355 Million to $425 Million
Attention Builds with Full Fields, Competitive Racing and Renovations
LAUREL, MD – Saturday’s Fall Festival of Racing at Laurel Park, which boasted a 19.6-percent increase in handle over the previous year, continued to showcase the growing interest in Thoroughbred racing in Maryland.

Borel Guides Ivan Fallunovalot to Victory in G3 De Francis Memorial Dash

Hall of Fame Rider Scores First Stakes Win since Returning to Saddle
LAUREL, MD – Calvin Borel built a successful career by sticking close to the rail, but the Hall of Fame jockey left the rail as soon as he could Saturday at Laurel Park while riding Ivan Fallunovalot in Saturday’s $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial (G3) sponsored by Maker’s Mark. 

Distance Game Changer for Name Changer in Richard W. Small Stakes

LAUREL, MD – For Colts Neck Stables’ Name Changer distance has been a game changer, making the Richard W. Small Stakes presented by Samsung Business an attractive target, even though the Alan Goldberg-trained 3-year-old would face older rivals in 1 1/8-mile stakes on Saturday’s Fall Festival of Racing program at Laurel Park.