Laurel To Host VA-Bred/Sired Stakes On Friday October 9

WHAT THE BLEEP winning the 2019 M. Tyson Gilpin Stakes. (Coady)

The following article appeared in http://www.theracingbiz.com on September 15.

The five Virginia-Bred/Sired stakes that were scheduled to run the last night at Colonial Downs have been rescheduled and will run at Laurel Park on October, 9, 2020. Each stake will have a $75,000 purse and all runners will be guaranteed at least a $5,000 purse. All races are scheduled to run on the turf and nominations will close September 25th.

The move follows the abrupt cancellation of the Colonial Downs meet after just six race cards as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The five races received approval of the Virginia Racing Commission at its September 17 meeting.

The five races are:

The Jamestown Stakes ($75,000): For registered Virginia-bred or sired two-year-olds which have not been permitted Lasix within 48 hours of Post Time. Five and one half furlongs on turf.

The M. Tyson Gilpin Stakes ($75,000): For registered Virginia-bred or sired fillies and mares, three-years-old and upward. Five and one half furlongs on turf.

The Punch Line Stakes ($75,000): For registered Virginia-bred or sired three-year-old and upward. Five and one half furlongs on the turf (non black-type).

The Brookmeade Stakes ($75,000): for registered Virginia-bred or sired fillies and mares, three-years-old and upward. One mile and one sixteenth on turf.

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