Due to poor weather conditions forecast this weekend related to Hurricane Florence, the Maryland Jockey Club announced Monday that its Sept. 15 stakes program–highlighted by the GIII De Francis Memorial Dash–has been rescheduled to Saturday, Sept. 22. The stakes moved also include the Laurel Futurity, Laurel Dash, All Along S., Selima S. and Laurel Turf Cup.
Sal Sinatra, President and General Manager of the Maryland Jockey Club, said nominations to all seven races now to be run Sept. 22 will be reopened through Sept. 12 at midnight. Five stakes restricted to Virginia-breds, originally scheduled for Sept. 22, will now be run Sunday, Sept. 23.
Sinatra said Laurel is scheduled to run its regular races this weekend, “but we will continue monitoring Hurricane Florence.”