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Laurel Park will host summer racing next year for the first time since 2010
Laurel Park will host summer racing next year for the first time since 2010

Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course will host 149 days of racing in 2015, up three dates from 2014, with a new August slate at Laurel representing the most significant change.  The calendar is highlighted by the 140th Preakness Stakes on May 16. The Maryland Racing Commission unanimously approved the schedule — agreed to by the Maryland Jockey Club and the state’s horsemen and breeders — Tuesday afternoon during its monthly meeting at Laurel Park. The winter meet at Laurel will start Jan. 1 and include 43 days of live racing, ending March 28. The 37-day spring meeting will pick up at Pimlico on April 2 and run through June 6, the day of the Belmont Stakes. The...

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