- Published: Saturday, 24 October 2020 18:59
Training at Laurel Park will be available Monday, Oct. 26, as a project to repair the base of the main track in two locations has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27, and Wednesday, Oct. 28.
Maryland Jockey Club Track Superintendent Chris Bosley said a changing weather forecast is the reason for the schedule change. The project, which will begin after training ends Oct. 26, iinvolves repairing spots located near the 5/8ths pole and the 11/16ths pole.
"The spots are where we made repair patches (this summer)," Bosley said. "It's an issue with the material. Heading into the winter, we don't like the way it's looking, so we'll take out all the material and replace it. The track is still safe but our confidence level (in those two areas) isn't high for the winter."
Bosley said the patch material will be changed altogether and has come from a different plant. It was tested, and iindications are it is a better material, he said.
“Our overall goal is always keeping a safe and sound racetrack,” Bosley said.