Keyword: General George Breeders’ Cup Handicap

  • Laurel Handicaps Off Due to Virus Restrictions

    The 2006 runnings of the Barbara Fritchie Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) and the General George Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II), the marquee races of the Laurel Park winter meeting, have been canceled because of the equine herpesvirus outbreak, officials of the Maryland Jockey Club announced Feb. 20.

  • A rope stanchion marks the restricted area at Pimlico.

    Pimlico Considers Lifting Quarantine Feb. 4; Stakes Could Be Rescheduled

    Maryland Jockey Club officials are hopeful they will be able to lift the equine herpesvirus quarantine at Pimlico Race Course Feb. 4, MJC chief operating officer Lou Raffetto said at a news conference at Laurel Park Jan.27. Raffetto placed the quarantine on the track Jan. 21.

  • Fresh Abbondanza Captures Fire Plug

    After a brief freshening, Germania Farms' Abbondanza roared back into action with a victory in the $85,000 Fire Plug Stakes for older horses on Martin Luther King Day Monday at Laurel Park.