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It's still an old racetrack
Feb 18, 2015 by: John W from
Laurel Park has been around for a lot of years. It has had a couple of facelifts and it is much better than it used to be. However, the crowd there at times can still be a bit seedy as are some of the buildings and furnishings. On a good weather day it is nice to go out to the rail and finish line and get nearer the horses and the fields are much, much better now with increased purses dues to slot monies from MD LIVE. The food outlets are average , but on the whole the staff at Laurel are glad you come out. I still cannot believer they still charge you for admittance and programs. That is just crazy if they want to try and grow the sport. Want an opinion to the management - stop doing that and add some lights for night racing - that would bring back some fans.
It's a racetrack that needs renovation
Feb 07, 2015 by: jaimeelsabio from Baltimore, Maryland
My son-in-law is a jockey so we've been to Laurel Park often. It's a old racetrack that is in need of much renovation. Now that betting can be done over the Internet, there are not always large crowds at the park unless it's a major race day. Many of the people going to the track appear like they should be using their money to buy food and pay rent, rather than betting on the horses. When we go it's only to watch the races my son-in-law is in, then we leave.
Love this track!
Nov 25, 2014 by: O_Jolene from Douglas, Arizona, United States
This is where i grew up, where i learned everything i know, my home away from home. I was half raised here and in jr high started working there. Laurel Park is my heart and soul. i love this place and highly recomend it to all.
Beautiful Track with Friendly Hospitality
Oct 30, 2014 by: Lucy D from
Located in a suburb a train ride away from Baltimore. Laurel Racetrack offers a quiet setting with all the action of racing and great eats to make a weekend getaway fun for all. At first glance Laurel looks rundown but upon closer inspection the buildings and surrounding grounds with well trimmed trees and colorful flowers brings the beauty of this track to days of past. The Grandstand and Clubhouse offer food fare for all appetites. While visiting we ate lunch at the newest restaurant Tips, relaxed atmosphere and friendly service add to a moderate priced meal. The real beauty of this track would have to be the Paddock an 18 sided building that brings the spectator within a few feet of the thoroughbreds. The feel and excitement of being so close makes you feel like an owner. The rail also brings you close to action as the winner circle and finish line are within arms reach. I would recommend this track just because the employees work hard to make you feel like a winner if when you have a bad day. Good luck.
We went to Laurel Park during one of the Festivals held there
Sep 17, 2014 by: dgbg100106 from Odenton, Maryland
During the Bourbon and Brew festival, there was plenty to keep you busy. They had a wagering 101 class, private betting windows, food trucks, and racing. Everyone should walk down to the paddock and visit the horse, they are beautiful animals. The facility was clean and kept up, the restrooms were clean and someone was always checking on them. We would go back again.
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