The debut of Pick-Seven wagering, which was scheduled to start at Laurel Race Course on Thursday, has been delayed until Pimlico Race Course opens March 26.
Until then, Laurel will continue to offer the Double Triple each day on the third and fifth races.
Because a new phase of the Laurel meet technically begins Thursday, there will be a special distribution of the Double Triple at Laurel today. The carry-over totals $71,571. But if no one hits the Double Triple on today's card, the pool will be carried over to Thursday.
The Pick-Seven still is awaiting approval by the Administrative Executive Legislative Review committee in Annapolis.
Mike Hopkins, deputy director of the Maryland Racing Commission, said yesterday that the AELR committee expects to act on the request by the middle of next week.