- 26 Mar
Live racing at Laurel Park has been canceled for the next two weeks because of the ongoing equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) situation at the Maryland Jockey Club tracks, veterinary officials said March 26.
The decision to cancel live racing March 26-28 was made late on March 25 after a horse at Pimlico Race Course tested positive for EHV-1. That led officials to designate Pimlico as a separate quarantine zone, meaning horses stabled at Pimlico are not able to ship to Laurel to race.
During a March 26 Zoom meeting hosted by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Craig Fravel, TSG Chief Executive Officer of Racing Operations, said racing also is canceled for the following week, April 1-3. No racing was scheduled for April 4, Easter Sunday.