- 02 Apr
In advance of turf racing season at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, the Maryland Jockey Club invested in an aggressive maintenance plan that began last fall and resumed in late winter of this year. It is part of ongoing and necessary work to provide the best surfaces possible.
After turf racing ended in the fall of 2021, roughly 800 tons of sand—400 tons at Laurel and 400 at Pimlico—was spread on the courses to have it mix with the soil. Both courses were over-seeded last fall and treated with fertilizers and pesticides.