Laurel Park accepting noms for six Jan. 21 stakes

Nominations close Saturday for six stakes at Laurel Park on January 21 with total purses worth $550,000.

The road to the Preakness starts here with a seven-furlong test for three-year-olds, as well as several other races. The six stakes are:

  • $100,000 Spectacular Bid for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs
  • $100,000 Xtra Heat for 3-year-old fillies at six furlongs
  • $100,000 What a Summer for fillies and mares at six furlongs
  • $100,000 Fire Plug for 4-year-olds and up at 6 ½ furlongs
  • $75,000 Jennings for 4-year-olds and up (MD bred/sired)
  • $75,000 Geisha for fillies and mares (MD bred/sired)

Laurel’s big winter festival will take place Feb. 18 with the running of the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3), $250,000 General George (G3), $100,000 Miracle Wood and $100,000 Wide Country.