From a Maryland Jockey Club release

The Maryland Jockey Club and the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association have modified the February and March live racing dates for the current winter meeting at Laurel Park.

Instead of racing Thursday through Saturday in February, Sunday racing will replace Thursday on the schedule.

“We are trying to get people back to the race track,” Maryland Jockey Club general manager Sal Sinatra said. “We are running on holiday Mondays when people are off, so why not run on Sundays when people are off? We are going to have brunch which works well during the spring meet. The goal is to build the fan base, to get families to come out and enjoy a day at the races.”

Thursday racing will be brought back in March when the schedule expands to four days a week.

The change has been approved by the Maryland Racing Commission.

2015 Laurel Park Winter Meeting

Jan. 1-2-3
Jan. 8-9-10
Jan. 15-16-17
Jan. 19-23-24
Jan. 29-30-31-Feb. 1
Feb. 6-7-8
Feb. 13-14-15
Feb. 16-21-22
Feb. 27-28-Mar. 1
Mar. 5-6-7-8
Mar. 12-13-14-15
Mar. 19-20-21-22
Mar. 26-27-28-29