Horse racing: M M G Stables' multiple Grade 3 winner El Areeb is entered to make his first start since being knocked off the Triple Crown trail this spring in Saturday's $100,000 City of Laurel on Ben's Cat Day at Laurel Park. The City of Laurel for 3-year-olds and $100,000 Safely Kept for 3-year-old fillies, both at 7 furlongs, are among six stakes worth $575,000 in purses on an 11-race program. The racing card will include a tribute to the life and career of late Mid-Atlantic legend Ben's Cat, who died this summer at the age of 11. Dr. Dean Richardson performed surgery to fix a minor knee injury in El Areeb. The gray or roan Exchange Rate colt suffered in late March while training for the Wood Memorial (G2). He was given plenty of rest and rehabilitation and has been working steadily since returning to trainer Cal Lynch's Laurel barn in September. Hillwood Stable's multiple stakes winner Shimmering Aspen, given a brief freshening after an uncharacteristically dull out-of-town effort against graded company, returns to her Laurel Park seeking to bounce back in the $100,000 Safely Kept.