The Force the Pass City of Laurel S. for 3-year-old males and the sophomore filly counterpart, the Imagining Safely Kept S., will earn the winners a fees-paid berth into the GI Malibu S. and GI La Brea S., respectively. The City of Laurel S. and Safely Kept S. both offer purse money of $100,000 and are contested over seven furlongs, as are the Malibu and the La Brea. The Maryland Jockey Club will offer a $2,500 stipend to the winner to defray travel costs.
“The Maryland Jockey Club is excited to have this incentive for not only our owners and trainers stabled in Maryland, but also the Mid-Atlantic Region,” said Laurel’s Racing Secretary Chris Merz. “I would like to thank Santa Anita for working with us and making this great incentive possible.”