Jim McKay

Maryland Million Day Set For Oct. 19 At Laurel Park

The 34th edition of Jim McKay Maryland Million Day will take place on Saturday, October 19 at Laurel Park. Over 22,000 people were in attendance to enjoy the 2018 renewal of Maryland’s Day at the Races, which featured races for eligible Maryland-sired horses. Wagering topped $6.4 million, which is the highest it has been since […]

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Maryland Million: Follow The Dog, My Star Potential Take Juvenile Stakes

Waldorf Racing Stables’ Follow the Dog rated in the clear on the outside of longshot leader Lippi Lorenzo before taking over once straightened for home and pulling clear through the stretch for a 3 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery at Laurel Park. The Nursery for 2-year-olds and $100,000 Lassie for 2-year-old fillies, […]

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Crabcakes Proves Deserving Favorite In Maryland Million Distaff

Crabcakes validated her 2-5 favoritism in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Distaff at Laurel Park, successfully defending her title with a half-length triumph over My Magician. The seven-furlong handicap for fillies and mares kicked off the 33rd edition of the Jim McKay Maryland Million program of stakes for Maryland-sired and Maryland-bred horses. The Bernie Houghton-trained Crabcakes, […]

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‘It’s Our Breeders’ Cup’: Rich History Behind Maryland Million Day

Two weeks before the best horses and horsemen in the world gather for a lucrative weekend of championship racing, Laurel Park will once again play host to Maryland’s version of the Breeders’ Cup. The Jim McKay Maryland Million will celebrate its 33rd year Saturday, Oct. 20 featuring a full program of races for horses by 110 […]

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‘Why Couldn’t We Do This In Maryland?’ Co-Founder Boniface Talks Maryland Million

J. William “Bill” Boniface, who bred and raised 1983 Preakness (G1) winner Deputed Testamony, is also co-founder of the Maryland Million Day program that will celebrate its 33rd anniversary Saturday, Oct. 20 at Laurel Park. Boniface spoke with host and analyst Acacia Courtney about the history, legacy and growth of Maryland Million, which this year includes […]

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Imprimis Stays Perfect, Earns MATCH Points In Jim McKay Turf Sprint

Breeze Easy’s Imprimis, making his first start outside of South Florida, kept his perfect record intact with a 5 ¼-length triumph in Friday’s 13th running of the $100,000 Caplan Brothers Jim McKay Turf Sprint at legendary Pimlico Race Course. In just his fourth career start and first in a stakes, Imprimis ($3.60) ran five furlongs in 1:03.81 over […]

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Maryland Million Day Set For Oct. 20 At Laurel Park

The 33rd edition of Jim McKay Maryland Million Day will take place on Saturday, October 20 at Laurel Park. Dates of other Maryland Million festivities, including the Maryland Million Gala (Maryland Club – Oct .19) and Maryland Million Golf Tournament (Manor Country Club – Oct. 9) have also been confirmed. Over 22,000 people were in attendance to enjoy the […]

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Attendance, In-State Handle Show Slight Increases On Maryland Million Day

Attendance and in-state handle was up Saturday at Laurel Park on Jim McKay Maryland Million Day. A festive crowd of 22,682 watched the 32nd running of the Million, up 4.4 percent over last year. Total handle on Million Day was $4.377 million compared to $4.476 in 2016. In-state handle was $566,086, up 2.8 percent over the […]

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Maryland Million Classic A ‘Bonus’ For Hometown Jockey Juarez

Jockey Nik Juarez, born and raised an hour north of Laurel Park, put an exclamation point on his three-win afternoon by guiding Three Diamonds Farm’s Bonus Points to a come-from-behind 2 ¾-length victory the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic. Run at 1 1/8 miles over the main track, the Classic for 3-year-olds and up was the […]

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Blue Moon Ace Scores Powerfully In Maryland Million Sprint

Unable to get to his customary position in front following a poor break, Robert L. Cole Jr.’s Blu Moon Ace came with a sweeping move on the outside before powering down the stretch for a 2 ¾-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Sprint at Laurel Park. The six-furlong Sprint for 3-year-olds and up was the was […]

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