The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association will continue the tradition of offering free dinners prepared by the Paz family at the Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course track kitchens on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23.
Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and multiple side dishes will be served as usual. Last year, pumpkin and apple pies donated by the Maryland Jockey Club were distributed at the track kitchens on Thanksgiving Day.
Miguel Paz noted that hours for distribution of dinners will be 6 a.m.-3 p.m. at Laurel and 6 a.m.-1 p.m. at Pimlico. There will be live racing at Laurel that day with first post set for 11:25 p.m.
Laurel Park in 2023 was able to host 273 turf races, the most since 2019 and the highest number among all racetracks in the Mid-Atlantic region.