Laurel Race Course will begin providing the public with breeding information on 2-year-olds when its meeting begins Sept. 22.
The information will include the foal date of each 2-year-old, information about the young horse's mother, the stallion fee of each performer's sire and how the mare's other performers have done. The information will be provided by turf writer Jay Woodward in California, who said, "We are currently servicing 18 tracks. In California alone, we have given all possible pertinent information on 4,000 2-year-olds."
Laurel co-owner Robert Manfuso said, "I am especially interested in the foal date of each 2-year-old. One born in March has to have a big edge over one born in June."
Also at at Laurel, publicist Bill Glavin has been informed that he will not be doing the publicity and in-house handicapping. Glavin will be replaced by Bob Smith of Home Team Sports as the public handicapper and is expected to be replaced as publicity man by Ross Klavans, currently employed at Freestate Raceway. Long shot Bug Eyed Betty was knocked back to last at the start of today's $33,300 Toddler Stakes as racing returned to Pimlico after a run at Timonium, but responded gamely to the urging of jockey Danny Wright in the stretch and won by more than two lengths over North Of Danzig.