The Maryland Jockey Club will host its annual Cure the Winter Blues handicapping tournament over six consecutive Saturdays beginning with the Feb. 16 Winter Carnival program at Laurel Park . Weekly and grand prizes will be available to the first, second and third-place finishers in the Cure the Winter Blues tournament, which runs through March 16. In the tournament, participants must make mythical $2 win-place wagers on the final five live races at Laurel along with two designated races from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Entry fee is $10, with sign-ups taken at the guest services booth. Laurel Park will match the weekly pot up to $300 each week. The prize pool is based on entry fees and the matched pool amount. For more information, visit laurelpark.com/events/cure-winter-blues-0. The Winter Carnival features five stakes worth $800,000 in purses Feb. 16 led by the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3) and $250,000 General George (G3) for older sprinters and the $100,000 Miracle Wood and $100,000 Wide Country for 3-year-olds.