Fantasy Owner’s Day in the works for March 18th at Laurel Park

Horsemen and breeders are being encouraged to bring friends to a special Fantasy Owners’ Day at Laurel Park March 18 as part of a broader effort to introduce people to racing and Thoroughbred ownership.

The event will be sponsored by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Maryland Jockey Club, Maryland Horse Breeders Association and Capital Bank.

Organizers are currently working on the exact details of the day, but the Saturday event will include a “Fantasy Owners’ Experience” with a 10:30 a.m. seminar in the Ruffian Room featuring the region’s top partnership managers; a buffet luncheon, paddock access, a winner’s circle presentation, and gift bags; and access to an optional training session at 8:30 a.m. on the track apron with coffee and donuts available.

Fantasy Owners DayThe event is free, and registration will be available online soon.

The day also will honor existing owners and breeders with a free buffet luncheon during the races.

Currently licensed owners must register for the lunch and the day at the races by March 15.

The March 18 racing program at Laurel will offer five stakes: the Private Terms for 3-year-olds and Caesar’s Wish for 3-year-old fillies, each worth $100,000; two $75,000 events for Maryland-bred or -sired horses: the Not For Love for 4-year-olds and up and the Conniver for fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up; and the $75,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial for 3-year-olds and up.

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