This weekend at Laurel

January 31, 1998|By Pete Bielski

Today: Three-year-olds will take center stage in the $50,000 Horatius Stakes. The seven-furlong test attracted six, none of which, at this time, seem headed for graded stakes competition. Silver Prospect is the favorite. He has three wins in four starts, his lone setback a dismal finish in the Ambernash Stakes in the mud at Laurel last month. P Day puts his unbeaten mark on the line. Today's winner may look to the Tesio Stakes, run in April at Pimlico and Maryland's top prep for the Preakness.

Tomorrow: The feature race is the Singing Beauty Stakes, a 7-furlong sprint for older filles and mares.

Et cetera: Nominations close today for Laurel's premier winter races: $250,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap for fillies and mares (Feb. 14); $50,000 Dancing Count Stakes for 3-year-olds (Feb. 15); $250,000 General George Stakes (Feb. 16).

Pub Date: 1/31/98

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