Laurel Park Saturday selections; An alternative to your typical Haunted Halloween plans

September 22, 2012 | Gary Quill

So what has been your typical Halloween night activities Strolling your neighborhood with your young ones as they beg for candy from your neighbors who you rarely even look up to to say “HI” to any other time during the year? Or do you drive your teenagers to the local haunted house or hayride? Or maybe you visit your favorite watering hole, dress-up as a character from one of your hidden fantasies?

Well the Maryland Jockey Club decided to host a Halloween Bash on the grounds of Laurel Park, referred to as “The Track of Terror”. Taking place on Friday, October 26th, this 21-and-over party is presented by Sam Adams Octoberfest and will feature a DJ dance party, $3.00 16 oz beers and of course – the most horrifying haunts in the region.

Ensuring that the Sam Adams “Track of Terror” Halloween Bash is top-flight, the Maryland Jockey Club has again partnered with Jeff Keiling of Brite Ideas to transform century old Laurel Park into what promises to be the most extravagant and memorable haunted house in the region. Mr. Keiling is a renowned House of Horror creator and brings over 13 years of experience from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to Washington, DC.
“Last year’s event was off the charts,” Keiling said. “But even for the thousands who showed up last year, they won’t believe what we have in store for 2012.”

Aside from DJ music, dancing and the “House of Terror,” the event will feature premium beverages and appetizers and big prize giveaways for best costumes.

The party will kick into gear at 8 p.m. and last until 1 a.m., with taxi services on site from 11-1. Ticket prices are $25 ($30 at the door) and include unlimited entry into the haunted house and automatic entry into the costume contests, with food and beverage specials available. Conveniently located between both Baltimore and D.C., Laurel Park is a simple 25-minute drive from both major cities.

Recapping Laurel Park selections from Saturday, September 15th had 8 winners from 11 races (4 Top Selection; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-offs being $3.40 (1st race), $3.40 (2nd), $19.80 (3rd), $5.60 (4th), $9.40 (6th), $5.00 (8th), $3.80 (9th), and $3.60 (11th).

The BEST BET of the Day (3 1-1-0) made his 2 y.o. racing debut as the 1-1 betting favorite but failed to deliver a victory, being 2nd best as his jock had to urge him most of the way to get that, returning $2.80 to PLACE and $2.10 to SHOW.

The LONGSHOT PICK (3 1-0-0) got no respect at the betting windows, going off 8-1, up from his 6-1 M/L, but took advantage of a field loaded with early speed, and closed resolutely to get up in the final strides for the victory to pay $19.80 to WIN, $7.00 to PLACE and $4.60 to SHOW.

For Saturday races the weather forecast calls Partly Cloudy skies, with a 50% chance of showers, but those may hold off until late afternoon. So with that in mind, selections were made anticipating a FAST MAIN TRACK and FIRM TURF. Selections for the Laurel Park, Saturday, Sept. 22nd will be posted here on Saturday morning.

Selections posted were handicapped based on making multi-race wagers such as DOUBLE’s, Pick-3’s and Pick-4’s using all three (3) listed for each race in each leg.

1st race – $10,000 Maiden Claiming for 2 y.o. – 5½ furlongs
#7 – Cuidado Hermano (3-1)
#5 – Prince Conner (10-1)
#4 – Flattering (10-1)

2nd race – $7,500 Claiming NW2L for fillies and mares 3 y.o. and up – 6 furlongs
#1 – Pretty Witty (4-5)
#4 – Brightcopperkettle (3-1)
#7 – Ottauquechee (10-1)

3rd race – $38,000 Maidens for fillies and mares 3 y.o. and up – 5½ f on TURF
#5 – Make Em See Red (7-2) $$$ BEST BET $$$
#10 – Chanterelle (9-2)
#7– Clean Heir (4-1)

4th race – $18,000 Claiming for 3 y.o. and up – 5½ furlongs
#5 – Elexagente (4-1)
#3 – Crowder (5-2)
#7 – Joribe (8-5)

5th race – $5,000 Starter Allowance for 3 y.o. and up – 1 1/16 miles on TURF
#3 – Saintly Love (4-1)
#16 – Don’twait Toolong (7-5) SCRATCHED
#4 – Follow the Leader (8-5)

6th race – $25,000 Maiden Claiming for 2 y.o. fillies – 6 furlongs
#7 – Bucaramanga (8-1)
#2 – Craftwell’s Belle (8-1)
#4 – Vielsalm (7-2)

7th race – $25,000 Optional Claiming N2X for 3 y.o. and up – 1 1/16 miles on TURF
#9 – Ever So Lucky (9-5)
#2 – Cherokee Artist (10-1)
#1 – Mr. Handsome (8-1)

8th race – $5,000 Claiming for 3 y.o.and up – 5½ furlongs
#12 – Inspeight (5-1)
#11 – Diner Gal (15-1)
#1 – Riley’s Rampage (5-2)

9th race – $40,000 Optional Claiming N1X for 2 y.o. fillies – 5½ furlongs on TURF
#4 – She’s All Scat (3-1)
#5 – Edolie (2-1)
#8 – Heart of Rome (10-1)

10th race – $40,000 Allowance N1X for 3 y.o. and up – 5½ furlongs on TURF
#11 – Sky Above (9-5)
#1 – Speightful Kiss (8-1)
#7 – Monteagle (12-1)

11th race – $8,000 Maiden Claiming for 3 y.o. and up – 1 1/16 miles
#3 – Buffy (15-1) $$$ LONGSHOT PLAY $$$
#5 – Kind Hearted Woman (7-2)
#6 – Imsobold (10-1)

GOOD LUCK!

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