Maryland Million Classic

Forest Fire Parlays Dream Trip Into Maryland Million Classic Victory

Shirley Lojeski’s Forest Fire was the beneficiary of a dream trip under Paco Lopez in Saturday’s $150,000 Maryland Million Classic to collect his first stakes victory in the 1 1/8-mile stakes for Maryland-sired 3-year-olds and up. The Classic was the feature on the 34th Jim McKay Maryland Million program at Laurel Park that offered 11 […]

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$25,000 Claim Dothat Dance Will Try To Upset Maryland Million Classic

Burning Daylight Farms Inc.’s Dothat Dance, who nearly sprung an upset at odds of 35-1 last fall, will be a long shot again as the 6-year-old gelding takes another crack at the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic Saturday at Laurel Park. The 1 1/8-mile Classic for 3-year-olds and up serves to highlight the 34th Jim McKay […]

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Prado Makes Maryland Million History With Classic Win On Saratoga Bob

Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado guided Saratoga Bob to victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park, setting a record for most wins by a jockey in the annual event featuring Maryland-sired and Maryland-bred horses. Prado notched his 18th Maryland Million success, going one-up on retired fellow Hall of Famer Ramon Dominguez. […]

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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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Weekend Lineup Presented By DRF Bets: Maryland Million

The Maryland Million series is the highlight of this weekend’s stakes action as excitement continues to build two weeks away from the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. A series of stakes races held at Laurel Park on Saturday, the Maryland Million consists of an 11-race card which drew a total of 142 entries. The $125,000 Maryland […]

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Admirals War Chest Hopes To Make History In Maryland Million Classic

Already one of just five horses in more than three decades to repeat as winner of the day’s richest race, Dr. Stephen Sinatra’s homebred Admirals War Chest will be looking to make history when he returns to defend his title in Saturday’s $150,000 Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park. Run at 1 1/8 miles over […]

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Cardiologist Sinatra Putting His Heart Behind Homebred Defending Maryland Million Champion

Before there was medicine, there were horses. Growing up on Long Island meant visits to Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga to watch the races. Wrestling at the Division I level in college honed a commitment to fitness and an appreciation for the athleticism of competitors in all sports. Stephen Sinatra was still a senior at […]

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Admiral’s War Chest Repeats In Maryland Million Classic

Sinatra Thoroughbreds Racing LLC’s Admiral’s War Chest became the fifth back-to-back winner of the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic Saturday at Laurel Park with a dominating gate-to-wire triumph in the 1 1/8-mile stakes for Maryland-sired horses. The 5-year-old gelding won by 3 ½ lengths under Taylor Hole to join Timely Warning (1990-91), Algar (1997-98), Docent (2002-03), […]

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‘Admiral’ On Board For Title Defense In Maryland Million Classic

Last fall, Admirals War Chest had lost five consecutive races before turning an out-of-town Maryland Million prep victory into his mild, front-running upset of the day’s richest race. The Sinatra Thoroughbred Racing & Breeding homebred is following a similar pattern heading into this year’s $150,000 Maryland Million Classic, which highlights the 31st annual Jim McKay […]

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Front-Running Admirals War Chest Just Lasts In Maryland Million Classic

The wire came just in time for pace-setting Admirals War Chest, who had a clear lead coming into the stretch but found himself threatened by a late rally by Bullheaded Boy in the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park Saturday. Admirals War Chest is owned by Sinatra Thoroughbreds Racing LLC and is trained by […]

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