he Maryland Jockey Club has canceled Friday’s nine-race program at Laurel Park. Due to a number of horses entered now under quarantine after a symptomatic horse at the track tested positive for the equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1).
Friday’s national wager the Stronach 5, which was to feature two races from Laurel and a carryover of $154,931, has been postponed to March 19.
The Maryland Jockey Club will look to have the remaining horses on Friday’s program fill live racing programs on Saturday and Sunday.
Laurel will remain open for simulcasting. Laurel will now offer a full card 19 race LARC simulcast presentation from Club Hipico Santiago with a first race post time of 10:45am!