11/10/2005 1:00AM

Two Laurel stakes get boost


Laurel Park in Maryland will offer 19 stakes races during its 2006 winter meeting worth a total of $1,990,000, including the Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie Breeders' Cup Stakes and the Grade 2 General George Breeders' Cup Stakes.

The Barbara Fritchie and the General George will be worth $300,000 each and run at seven furlongs. The Barbara Fritchie, open to fillies and mares 3 years old and up, will be run on Feb. 18, and the General George, for horses 3 and up, will be held on Feb. 20. Both races were worth $200,000 last year, but the purses this year are each being augmented by a supplement from the Breeders' Cup.

New to the stakes schedule this year is the $85,000 Dahlia Stakes, a one-mile turf race for fillies and mares on April 15.

2006 Laurel stakes schedule

Sun.,Jan. 1Dancing Count 3 YO 5 1/2 furlongs$75,000
Sat.,Jan. 7Marshua3 YO F 5 1/2 furlongs75,000
Sat.,Jan. 14Native Dancer4YO & Up1 mile85,000
Mon.,Jan. 16Fire Plug4YO & Up6 furlongs85,000
Sat.,Jan. 21What A SummerF&M, 4YO & Up6 furlongs85,000
Sat.,Jan. 28Nellie MorseF&M, 4YO & Up1 mile85,000
Sat.,Feb. 4Miracle Wood3 YO 1 mile75,000
Sat.,Feb. 11Wide Country3 YO F 1 mile75,000
Sat.,Feb. 18Barbara Fritchie B.C. (G2)F&M, 3YO & Up7 furlongs300,000
Sat.,Feb. 18John B. Campbell3YO & Up1 1/8 mile100,000
Mon.,Feb. 20General George B.C. (G2)3YO & Up7 furlongs300,000
Sat.,Feb. 25Maryland Racing MediaF&M, 3YO & Up1 1/8 mile85,000
Sat.,March 4Horatius3 YO 6 furlongs75,000
Sat.,March 11Conniver F&M, 3YO & Up*7 furlongs75,000
Sat.,March 18Harrison Johnson 3YO & Up1 1/8 mile85,000
Sat.,March 25Private Terms3 YO 1 mile85,000
Sat.,April 1Smart Halo3 YO F 6 furlongs75,000
Sat.,April 8PrimonettaF&M, 3YO & Up6 furlongs85,000
Sat.,April 15DahliaF&M, 3YO & Up1 mile (T)85,000