According to an alert from the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Laurel Park will close to the general public effective 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, but will continue to accommodate owners and other licensed horsemen who wish to attend the races. 

The current Maryland Jockey Club COVID-19 protocols and procedures will remain in effect for all participants and owners during live racing. The grandstand will remain open during the races with the current access privileges. Further details will be released as they become available. 

Pimlico Race Course will remain open for full-card simulcasting under COVID-19 restrictions, as will the eight Maryland Jockey Club-operated off-track betting facilities in Maryland: the Maryland State Fair at Timonium, Long Shot’s in Frederick, G Boone’s Restaurant and Bar in Boonsboro, Greenmount Station in Hampstead, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore; MGM National Harbor Casino in Fort Washington; Hollywood Casino Perryville, and Riverboat on the Potomac off the the coast of Colonial Beach, Va. 

Maryland Jockey Club earlier in November tightened protocols because of the COVID-19 pandemic by closing to riders who aren’t based at Laurel Park and limiting access to the backstretch.



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