Mid-American Conference

Digest (Sept. 6): Laurel Park opens fall meet on Friday

Digest (Sept. 6): Laurel Park opens fall meet on Friday

Laurel Park begins its 60-day fall stand with a nine-race program Friday. Ninety-two horses are entered for opening day with a first-race post time of 1:10 p.m. Five races are scheduled for Laurel's turf course, with the remainder over its refurbished main track. Friday's featured event comes in Race 6, a $42,000 entry-level optional claiming allowance for 2-year-old fillies set for 6 furlongs over the main track. Juvenile fillies will also be in the spotlight in Race 7, a $40,000 maiden special weight going 51/2 furlongs on the turf course. Fall meet racing will be conducted Friday-Sunday through September and Thursday-Sunday starting Oct. 5. There will be no racing Oct. 12 or Dec....