Live racing resumes for 5 weeks at Pimlico with 16 stakes planned

September 09, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Live racing returns to Pimlico Race Course for the five-week summer/fall stand today with a 1:10 p.m. post time. Racing will be conducted on a Thursday through Sunday schedule except for the final week, when cards will be presented on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Columbus Day).

Opening day will feature free admission, a complimentary live racing program and $1 selected food and beverage items at concessions.

The meet features 16 stakes races, with three $150,000 added money tests: John Schapiro (Sept. 18), Martha Washington (Grade III, Sept. 25) and Safely Kept (Grade III, Oct. 2) as well as the 19th annual Maryland Million Day (Oct. 9), a 12-race program only for offspring of Maryland-bred stallions.

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