Kentucky may be the state famed for bourbon, but race fans will be able to sample a sweeping variety of bourbon at Maryland's Laurel Park Nov. 18.
As a special added attraction to the regular race card that day, Laurel will be the setting for the 6th Annual Brew and Bourbon Classic, a tasting of more than 60 beers and bourbons from noon to 5 p.m. In addition to the beer and bourbon, there will be live music and festival food.
Tickets for the Brew and Bourbon Classic are $39, and the event is limited to those 21 and older.
Tickets are available at drinkeatrelax.com, or by calling 800-830-3976.
Laurel Park will also feature live racing Nov. 17-20. Post time is 12:30 p.m.
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Next week, Laurel Park live racing days will shift to Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 23-26, to include Thanksgiving Day. On Thanksgiving, Nov. 23, there will an earlier first post time of 11:25 a.m.
Early arrivals on Thanksgiving get free coffee or cider and a donut (10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.). Patrons will also receive a holiday pie -- pumpkin or apple -- with the purchase of a program. The Thanksgiving buffet will be $40. Pre-paid reservations are required. Call 301-725-0770 for the buffet.
Friday, Nov. 24, is being called Guys Day Out at Laurel. The first post returns to 12:30 p.m., and domestic draft beers are $2. A barbeque buffet is $25. Patrons will also have an opportunity to win tickets to sports events, including the 2018 Preakness Stakes.
On Saturday, Nov. 25, race fans will have an opportunity to see next year's stars make an early outing. The $50,000 South Carolina Stakes will feature 2-year olds racing 6 furlongs on dirt.
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