Ten Stakes Added to Laurel Fall Schedule

Ten Stakes Added to Laurel Fall Schedule
Photo: Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey Club
Ten stakes have been added to Laurel Park's fall stakes schedule, which was approved but not finalized at the Maryland Racing Commission's July meeting, the Maryland Jockey Club announced Aug. 12. 
 
The Maryland Horse Breeders Association has inserted five Maryland-bred and/or Maryland-sired races into the mix:
 
—All Brandy Stakes, September 6
—Jameela Stakes, September 27
—Jennings Handicap, December 6
—Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship, December 26
—Maryland Juvenile Futurity, December 27
 
Each stakes will be contested with $125,000 for Maryland-bred and -sired runners and $100,000 for Maryland-bred horses.
 
The track's September 13 card will feature five $60,000 Virginia-bred and/or sired stakes races scheduled for the turf: the Jamestown Stakes, the Punch Lunch Stakes, the Oakley Stakes, the Bert Allen Stakes and the Brookmeade Stakes.

The Virginia horsemen/breeders will be responsible for the purse money of each race. Racing was not conducted at Colonial Downs in New Kent, Va. this season.
 
Live racing returns to the major Maryland tracks Friday, Sept. 5 after a 12-week break. 
 
Headlining the 65-day meeting will be the 29th running of the Jim McKay Maryland Million Day for the offspring of Maryland-based stallions on October 18 and the Fall Festival of Racing on Saturday, November 15 with six stakes races topped by the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash.
 
Laurel Park Fall Meeting Dates:
September 5-6
September 10-11-12-13
September 17-18-19-20
September 24-25-26-27
October 1-2-3-4
October 8-9-10-11
October 13-16-17-18
October 22-23-24-25
October 29-30-31-November 1
November 5-6-7-8
November 12-13-14-15
November 19-20-21-22
November 26-27-28-29
December 3-4-5-6
December 10-11-12-13
December 17-18-19-20
December 26-27
December 31

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