(Photo by The Racing Biz.)

From a Maryland Jockey Club release

Live racing returns to Laurel Park’s newly-refurbished facility Friday with a big weekend of stakes races and events.

First race post is 1:10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The simulcast facility opens at 11 a.m.

Saturday’s program will feature the $75,000 Private Term and $75,000 Caesar’s Wish. The Private Terms will be the last prep race for the April 9 $100,000 Federico Tesio, a “Win & You’re In” race for the May 21 Preakness Stakes (G1), while the Caesar’s Wish will be the last prep for the April 9 $100,000 Weber City Miss, a “Win &You’re In” race for the May 20 Black-Eyed Susan.

Laurel will also host the Champions Handicapping Tournament Saturday as well as the St. Paddy’s Day Pig Roast.

Laurel’s spring schedule runs through Mother’s Day, May 8. Racing resumes at the Preakness Meet at Pimlico Thursday, May 12. Along with racing three days a week, Laurel will host a number of events including the Decanter Wine Festival and Racing 101 Day at the Races.