Jan. 1-March 28, 64 daysPimlico Spring Meet
March 31-June 6, 48 daysLaurel Park Summer Meet
July 22-Aug. 27, 27 daysPimlico Summer-Fall Meet
Sept. 8-Oct. 3, 20 daysLaurel Park Fall Meet
Oct. 6-Dec. 31, 61 daysThe annual six-week break happens when racing shifts to Colonial Downs in Virginia after the Belmont Stakes in early June. The Timonium Maryland State Fair meet is scheduled for the last week of August.
The commission also approved the winter stakes schedule. Twenty added money races will be run at Laurel, headlined by a pair of $200,000 grade II sprints in February: Barbara Fritchie Handicap (Feb 14) and General George Handicap (Feb 16).