Three allowance races, a maiden special weight for juvenile fillies and a trio of events scheduled for its world-class turf course are on tap when live racing returns to Laurel Park with a 10-race program Friday, Oct. 11.
The four-day live race week will be capped by a special Columbus Day holiday program Monday, Oct. 14.
There will be a $1 Super Hi-5 carryover of $1,851.56 in Friday's opener, a maiden claiming event for fillies and mares 3 and up at seven furlongs on the main track. First-race post time is 1:10 p.m.
Race 4 is a $47,000 third-level optional claiming allowance for fillies and mares 3 and older sprinting six furlongs on the Fort Marcy turf course where Frippery, Buff's In Love, Munificent, Too Much Tip and Boos are all exiting stakes races, Boos having finished third in the Turf Amazon Sept. 21 at Parx.
A $42,000 entry-level allowance going six furlongs on the main track for fillies and mares 3 and up will go as Race 5, featuring Talkthetalk and Bunting, third and fifth, respectively, in the Weather Vane Stakes Sept. 21 at Laurel. Maryland-bred/sired 3-year-olds and up will sprint six furlongs on the Fort Marcy layout in Race 6, a $35,000 restricted allowance.
Eleven 2-year-old fillies were entered for Race 7, a $40,000 maiden special weight going one mile on the main track, including daughters of Kentucky Derby (G1) winners Orb and Super Saver, Preakness (G1) winner Lookin At Lucky and Grade 1 winners Awesome Again, City Zip and Medaglia d'Oro, the latter being Embossed, a Mike Stidham-trained Godolphin homebred making her race debut.
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