Laurel Park Track Odds - De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes
Main Track: One mile 600 feet oval
Distance from last turn to finish line: 1,419 feet
Laurel Park is an American thoroughbred racetrack located between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Laurel Park race track has hosted thoroughbred horse racing since 1911.
In 2005, the main course was redone and was raised and widened from 75 to 95 feet and it now features one-turn mile races. The track's composition of 89 percent sand and 11 percent silt and clay is identical to the old Laurel dirt surface. The inside turf course is one mile and employs the use of six different inner rail settings to create six different named turf courses of varying lengths.
The 60-day fall meet runs Friday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Dec. 31. Racing will be conducted Fridays through Sundays in September and Thursdays through Sundays from October to December.
Laurel Park in Laurel, Maryland played host several special events including the annual Brew & Bourbon Classic and the notably, $250,000 G3 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes in September.
The $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3), at six furlongs on dirt, highlights a program of seven stakes, six contested over Laurel’s world-class grass course, worth $900,000 in purses for the Laurel Turf Festival Saturday, Sept. 15. Listed grass stakes that day are the $150,000 All Along, formerly known as the Lady Baltimore, $100,000 Laurel Dash and $100,000 Laurel Turf Cup.
There will be eight stakes worth $850,000 in purses on Commonwealth Day, Saturday Sept. 29, including three graded events – the $200,000 Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup (G2), previously run as the Commonwealth Turf Cup, $200,000 Commonwealth Derby (G3) and $150,000 Commonwealth Oaks (G3).
The horse betting action at Laurel Park is nothing short of exhilarating. Bet on any of Laurel Park's regular races during its season, or better yet, bet on the ponies during a major Laurel Park Stakes race or handicap event.
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