LAUREL -- Laurel Race Course management has added the Northern Wolf Handicap to its stakes for the 1991 segment of its winter meeting.
The race will honor the Maryland-based speedster who won the first running of the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Pimlico Race Course. Northern Wolf was retired after suffering an injury while prepping for the Breeders' Cup Sprint at Belmont Park.
The Northern Wolf Handicap, at six furlongs, will be worth $50,000 and is scheduled for Jan. 19. The race is a prep for the $200,000 General George Stakes, which will be part of a sprints doubleheader Feb. 16. Sharing the bill will be the $200,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap for fillies and mares, at seven furlongs.