With purses of $250,000 apiece, the Runhappy Barbara Fritchie Stakes (G3) and General George Stakes (G3) headline Laurel Park’s race card Feb. 13—though they represent just a third of the day’s stakes.
Four other black-type events, each worth $100,000, precede the day’s two graded races, including a pair of races for sophomores. Three-year-old males begin the stakes action in the third race, the Miracle Wood Stakes at a mile, a race in which Kenny Had a Notion and Maythehorsebwithu are rematched after a 1-2 finish in the Spectacular Bid Stakes Jan. 16 at Laurel.
Kenny Had a Notion, trained by Dale Capuano, is a winner of four of seven races, including three stakes, for owners Louis Ulman and H. Neil Glasser.
The Miracle Wood’s sister race, the Wide Country for 3-year-old fillies, is the day’s sixth race, contested at seven furlongs, drew an exciting group. Alpha Delta Stables’ Salt Plage, 2-for-2 at Parx Racing, takes on Lucky 7 Stables’ Street Lute, a winner of six of seven starts. A handful of other exciting prospects are entered, such as 14-length maiden winner Little Huntress.
In the remaining two stakes, both for older horses, $816,675 stakes-winning earner Bankit is the probable favorite in the John B. Campbell Stakes at about 1 1/16 miles, and stakes-winning females Lucky Move, Wicked Awesome, and Lucky Stride vie in the Nellie Morse Stakes over the same distance.
Entries: Miracle Wood S.Laurel Park, Saturday, February 13, 2021, Race 3STK1mDirt $100,0003 yo1:23 PM (local)
Entries: John B. Campbell S.Laurel Park, Saturday, February 13, 2021, Race 4STKAbout 1 1/16mDirt $100,0004 yo’s & up1:53 PM (local)
Entries: Nellie Morse S.Laurel Park, Saturday, February 13, 2021, Race 5STKAbout 1 1/16mDirt $100,0004 yo’s & up Fillies and Mares2:23 PM (local)
Entries: Wide Country S.Laurel Park, Saturday, February 13, 2021, Race 6STK7fDirt $100,0003 yo Fillies2:53 PM (local)