Laurel announces 11 a.m. post on Breeders' Cup day

October 28, 1994|By Kent Baker | Kent Baker,Sun Staff Writer

Laurel Park yesterday announced a Breeders' Cup day schedule that includes live racing at the Maryland track scheduled to end before 3 p.m.

Post time for next Saturday's program will be 11 a.m., and five races will be conducted at Laurel before the start of the first Breeders' Cup event, the Sprint, at Churchill Downs.

Included on the early card at the local site will be the day's stakes, the Laurel Turf Cup, as the fifth race.

Once the Breeders' Cup program gets into full swing, there will be approximately 15- to 20-minute intervals between races in Maryland and Kentucky.

Laurel's eighth and final race has a 2:47 p.m. post time. The Breeders' Cup Mile (3:05 p.m.) follows and then the schedule will revert to the normal race intervals run at Churchill Downs for the remainder of the Breeders' Cup card.

Also on the simulcast schedule are full cards from Philadelphia Park and Freehold Raceway, the first three races from Aqueduct and the first two from Santa Anita, followed by a five-hour break before the remainder of the program is run.

All Breeders' Cup races will be blacked out to out-of-state locations linked with Laurel.

NOTES: Shimmering Prince split rivals in the deep stretch and won yesterday's $15,000 allowance feature for 2-year-olds by a neck over the fast-closing Hail Orphan. Trained by Billy Turner, Shimmering Prince is now 2-for-3 lifetime. The win was the third of the day for jockey Mario Pino. . . . Margie's Tyler will be gunning for his 12th straight Maryland victory in the Maryland Sires Stakes preliminary for 3-year-old pacing colts at Rosecroft tomorrow night. . . . Trainer Bill Donovan said that the highly regarded Prospector's Fuel probably will run next in the $60,000 Heavenly Cause Stakes on Nov. 13. . . . Jockey Joe Rocco was shut out yesterday and remains two wins shy of 2,500 for his career.

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