Laurel Park. (MJC Photo)
Laurel Park Summer Meet To Begin June 2
MTHA News Release
LAUREL, Md.—Track consultants from 1/ST RACING will be available for input from horsemen on Thursday morning April 20, 2023, at Laurel Park on the apron during training hours.
Feedback from horsemen, including exercise riders and jockeys, regarding dirt and turf conditions is welcomed and encouraged
The summer meet at Laurel Park will begin a week earlier than originally planned under a revised racing calendar agreed upon by the Maryland Jockey Club and Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association.
An earlier calendar had the Pimlico Race Course spring meet extended one week to include Friday, June 2, through Sunday, June 4. Those dates are normally held at Laurel Park, and that will be the case again this year.
The Pimlico meet will now be 12 days: May 11-14, May 18-20 (Preakness Stakes Day), and May 25-29 (Memorial Day).
The Laurel summer meet will begin Friday, June 2, with racing three days a week on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The current calendar extends through June 30, which marks the end of a six-month extension for negotiation of a new live racing agreement.
Racing dates for July and subsequent months will be released when they are finalized.