Laurel Park cancels half of Friday card
Photo by Laurie Asseo.
Laurel Park cancelled races 5 through 8 Friday afternoon because of high winds with gusts reaching 40 mph. As a result, Friday’s Stronach 5 was also cancelled. The Maryland Jockey Club serves as host of the Stronach 5.
Laurel remains open for simulcast wagering.
Live racing returns Saturday with a first race post of 12:25 p.m.
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