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MARYLAND HORSEMEN RESUME RACING
LAUREL, MD - The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that it has received approval from the Maryland Racing Commission to resume live racing at Laurel Park effective Saturday, May 30. The Summer 2020 meet begins with three days of live racing running through to Monday, June 1.
The Summer 2020 meet will be conducted under the industry’s most stringent health and safety protocols and Laurel Park will remain closed to the general public pending changes to the State’s further executive orders or guidance.
For more information on the Summer 2020 racing schedule please click here or visit Maryland Jockey Club on Facebook or @MarylandJockeyClub on Instagram and Twitter.
STATEMENT FROM THE MARYLAND JOCKEY CLUB ON LIVE RACING PAUSE
LAUREL, MD – "In accordance with the Maryland Governor’s Executive Orders and as part of the continuing effort to protect the health and safety of essential personnel and the horses they care for, the Maryland Jockey Club will temporarily pause live racing at Laurel Park and Rosecroft Raceway. Our top priority is the well-being of every person and every horse in our community and we look forward to resuming when the state and federal leaders and health authorities deem it appropriate to do so."
MARYLAND JOCKEY CLUB MARCH 17 STATEMENT ON PREAKNESS 145
“Our first priority in these difficult times is the health and welfare of our industry participants and the public at large. We are working with state and local governments, our industry participants, media and other affiliates to determine the most appropriate time to conduct the Preakness Stakes. While we are mindful of the challenges these times present we also know that events like the Preakness Stakes can help restore our sense of place and economic well-being to our communities and state. As soon as we have further clarity on these matters we will inform all.”
INFORMATION FOR MEDIA COVERING 1/ST RACING
In the best interest of protecting the health and welfare of the horsemen and women, officials and staff, special media credentials will be required to cover live racing from The Stronach Group tracks.
A limited number of deadline media with pre-approved credentials will be permitted access to cover the event. The credentials will be issued through the respective track media offices.
Previously issued seasonal credentials are not valid at this time.
Media issued special press credentials, including TVG employees and still photographers, are not allowed access to the stable during this time to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 to the specialized population who care for the horses. Their health our top concern.
We thank you and appreciate your continued commitment to covering the sport of Thoroughbred racing and look forward to welcoming everyone back soon.
MARYLAND JOCKEY CLUB TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE LAUREL PARK, PIMLICO AND ROSECROFT RACEWAY TO THE PUBLIC IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19;
RACES TO CONTINUE WITH LICENSED PERSONNEL
LAUREL, MD - With the utmost regard for the safety and well-being of our customers and employees and in following the best available guidance from local and international health authorities, the Maryland Jockey Club will temporarily close Laurel Park, Pimlico Race Course and Rosecroft Raceway to the public effective immediately.
The Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel Park and Rosecroft Raceway will continue live racing as scheduled with personnel licensed by the Maryland Racing Commission in attendance which will provide our fans at home with the opportunity to stay connected via our 1/ST BET and Xpressbet apps.
We will continue to monitor the situation and will look forward to welcoming our fans and guests again soon.