Laurel Park Cancels Sunday Card
Date Posted: 2/8/2006 5:01:21 PM
Last Updated: 2/9/2006 5:49:48 PM

For the third consecutive Sunday, there will be no live racing at Laurel Park Feb. 12. The Maryland Jockey Club canceled the card due to a shortage of available horses because of the equine herpes outbreak in the state.

"While we are happy to have removed the general quarantine at Pimlico and to have had two barns released by the Department of Agriculture, we are still facing restrictions from states outside of Maryland and the Fair Hill Training Center in the state making it difficult to fill cards," said Lou Raffetto, MJC chief operating officer. "Additionally we are racing six consecutive days next week from Wednesday through the President's Day holiday and need to make sure those programs have the quality and quantity our fans have come to expect."

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