Laurel Park will offer a $2.85 million open stakes schedule during its upcoming meet that spans summer, fall, and early winter.
The 26 stakes will be clustered on five racing programs during the 65-day meet, which runs from Sept. 5-Dec. 31. The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association signed off on the schedule, which was approved by the Maryland Racing Commission July 15.
Jim McKay Maryland Million day for the offspring of Maryland-based stallions is set for Oct. 18; the Fall Festival of Racing, which features six stakes including the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash, will be held Nov. 15; and five open $100,000 turf stakes will be offered Sept. 27. Management last year began scheduling stakes to make for big-event racing days at Laurel.
Maryland Jockey Club officials said some Maryland-bred stakes will be announced before the meet.
The Laurel meet will begin several days after the Maryland State Fair at Timonium meet concludes. Racing most weeks will be held four days a week on a Wednesday-through-Saturday schedule.
Laurel Park Fall Stakes Schedule
|09/06/2014||Thirty Eight Go Go||F & M 3 & UP||1 mile||$100,000|
|09/06/2014||Dave's Friend||3 & UP||6 furlongs||100,000|
|09/06/2014||Japan Racing Association||3 & UP||1 1/16 mile (T)||100,000|
|09/27/2014||Laurel Dash||3 & UP||6 furlongs (T)||100,000|
|09/27/2014||Laurel Turf Cup||3 & UP||1 1/2 mile (T)||100,000|
|09/27/2014||Laurel Futurity||2 YO||5.5 furlongs (T)||100,000|
|09/27/2014||Selima||2 YO fillies||5.5 furlongs (T)||100,000|
|09/27/2014||Lady Baltimore||F & M 3 & UP||1 1/16 mile (T)||100,000|
|10/18/2014||Md. Million Classic||3 & UP (MD-sired)||1 1/8 mile||150,000|
|10/18/2014||Md. Million Turf||3 & UP (MD-sired)||1 mile (T)||125,000|
|10/18/2014||Md. Million Ladies||F & M 3 & UP (MD-sired)||1 1/8 mile (T)||125,000|
|10/18/2014||Md. Million Sprint||3 & UP (MD-sired)||6 furlongs||100,000|
|10/18/2014||Md. Million Distaff||F & M 3 & UP (MD-sired)||7 furlongs||100,000|
|10/18/2014||Md. Million Nursery||2 YO (MD-sired)||6 furlongs||100,000|
|10/18/2014||Md. Million Lassie||2 YO fillies (MD-sired)||6 furlongs||100,000|
|10/18/2014||Md. Million Starter Handicap||3 & UP (MD-sired)||1 mile||50,000|
|10/18/2014||Md. Million Distaff Starter Handicap||F & M 3 & UP (MD-sired)||1 mile||50,000|
|11/15/2014||Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash||3 & UP||6 furlongs||350,000|
|11/15/2014||Richard Small||3 & UP||1 1/8 mile||100,000|
|11/15/2014||City of Laurel||3 YO||7 furlongs||100,000|
|11/15/2014||Safely Kept||3 YO fillies||7 furlongs||100,000|
|11/15/2014||James Lewis||2 YO||6 furlongs||100,000|
|11/15/2014||Smart Halo||2 YO fillies||6 furlongs||100,000|
|12/06/2014||The Marylander||2 YO||7 furlongs||100,000|
|12/06/2014||Gin Talking||2 YO fillies||7 furlongs||100,000|
|12/06/2014||Willa On The Move||F & M 3 & UP||6 furlongs||100,000|