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Laurel Park Remains Open for Weekend Simulcasting
LAUREL, MD – Laurel Park will remain open for simulcasting following the cancellation of live racing for the final weekend of its 2021 winter meet.
Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Saturday to allow for wagering on the Dubai World Cup program from Meydan Racecourse, beginning with the Dubai World Cup (G2) on turf in Race 3 (8:50 a.m.). The $12 million Dubai World Cup (G1) will go off as Race 9 (12:50 p.m.).
In addition, Gulfstream Park will present a 14-race program featuring 10 stakes, six graded, worth $1.85 million in purses anchored by the 70th running of the $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby (G1) presented by Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms at Xalapa for 3-year-olds, which has produced a remarkable 60 Triple Crown race winners.
Gulfstream’s first-race post time Saturday is 11:30 a.m. The Florida Derby has a post time of 6:40 p.m.
The sports bar on the second floor of Laurel’s clubhouse and the sports book on the second floor grandstand will both be open Saturday and Sunday.
Laurel is allowing a maximum of 400 patrons with all screening, social distancing and safety protocols in place.
The 2021 spring meet is scheduled to open Thursday, April 1 and run through Sunday, May 2.