Laurel Park Modifies Winter Racing Schedule, Sunday Racing Begins February 1

Laurel Park Modifies Winter Racing Schedule, Sunday Racing Begins February 1

LAUREL, MD. 01-07-15---The Maryland Jockey Club and the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association have modified the February and March live racing dates for the current winter meeting at Laurel Park.

Instead of racing Thursday through Saturday in February, Sunday racing will replace Thursday on the schedule.

“We are trying to get people back to the race track,”Maryland Jockey Club general manager Sal Sinatra said.“We are running on holiday Mondays when people are off, so why not run on Sundays when people are off? We are going to have brunch which works well during the spring meet. The goal is to build the fan base, to get families to come out and enjoy a day at the races.”

Thursday racing will be brought back in March when the schedule expands to four days a week.

The change has been approved by the Maryland Racing Commission.

2015 Laurel Park Winter Meeting

Jan. 1-2-3
Jan. 8-9-10
Jan. 15-16-17
Jan. 19-23-24
Jan. 29-30-31-Feb. 1
Feb. 6-7-8
Feb. 13-14-15
Feb. 16-21-22
Feb. 27-28-Mar. 1
Mar. 5-6-7-8
Mar. 12-13-14-15
Mar. 19-20-21-22
Mar. 26-27-28-29

The Pimlico Race Course spring meeting begins Thursday, Apr. 2 at the historic Baltimore track and will run through Saturday, June 6. The 37-day stand features the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1), the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, on Saturday, May 16.

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.