- 22 Feb
Thirteen trainers will share in $40,000 as a result of their horses’ performances in the new Maryland Jockey Club Starter Series that ran from December through February at Laurel Park.
“They really enjoyed the series,” Maryland Jockey Club Racing Secretary Chris Merz said. “It was received really well, and when I called the horsemen to tell them they won bonus money, they said they’d like to see more of this. It was nice to see the little guys win.”
The series featured four divisions: 3-year-olds and up sprint, 3-year-olds and up long, fillies and mares sprint, and fillies and mares long. The distances were five furlongs, 5 ½ furlongs and six furlongs; and one mile, 1 1/16 miles and 1 1/8 miles.