Laurel Surface Project Delayed Because Of Rain

The Maryland Jockey Club has altered course with its planned track surface project at Laurel Park because of consistent heavy rain in the area.

The MJC said Laurel will now be open for training May 20-22 rather than closed so maintenance crews can about 25,000 tons of cushion material. The project will be rescheduled as soon as possible during the current Pimlico Race Course meet.

Stanley Concrete, a local company that participated in a major renovation of the Laurel surface during the winter, will lay the material. The track maintenance crew headed by Chris Bosley will work in the material and grade it to make sure its level.

Laurel reopens for live racing June 1.

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