Maryland Million

‘Memorable’ Maryland Million Day Records Slight Increase In Handle

Great racing, a large, enthusiastic crowd and great entertainment was the recipe for success during Saturday’s 34th Jim McKay Maryland Million at Laurel Park. Approximately 20,000 attended Saturday’s $1.02 million program which included competitive races along with entertainment and memorable dining options. The afternoon included events in the Maryland Million Village, an appearance by the […]

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‘It’s Anna’s World And I’m Just Living In It’: Maryland Million Distaff Winner ‘Very Special’

Anna’s Bandit has turned into the kind of horse her connections always believed she could be, but it wasn’t as easy as the 5-year-old mare has made it look over the past nine weeks. “No one has any idea what she’s been through. It’s crazy,” trainer John ‘Jerry’ Robb said. “She’s just one of a […]

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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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Short Turnaround No Problem For Anna’s Bandit In Maryland Million Distaff

No Guts No Glory Farm’s Anna’s Bandit got nothing handed to her by her eight rivals Saturday at Laurel Park. Sent to post as the 1-2 favorite, the multiple stakes-winning mare had to earn her 3 ½-length victory in the $100,000 Maryland Million Distaff. Anna’s Bandit pulled off a rare feat in the seven-furlong stakes […]

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Ournationonparade Graduates In Style In Maryland Million Nursery

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s Ournationonparade, making his second start and first since being purchased privately off a narrow loss in his career debut, paid early dividends for his new owners with a commanding 3 ¾-length triumph in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery at Laurel Park. The six-furlong Nursery for 2-year-olds was among seven stakes and four […]

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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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Maryland Million Turf: Connections Hoping Outofthepark Can Follow In Phlash Phelps’ Hoofprints

Absent the winners of its past five editions, Saturday’s $125,000 Maryland Million Turf at Laurel Park figures to be a wide-open affair that attracted an overflow field of 16 including a trio of horses from last fall as well as the connections of one former champion. Scheduled for one mile over the Dahlia course layout, […]

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Maryland Horse Breeders Association Celebrating History, Heritage Over 90 Years

With a tradition of Thoroughbred racing that predates the American Revolution by more than a generation, it’s no surprise that the first, and oldest, organization in the country created to develop and promote the breeding of horses sprung from Maryland. The Maryland Horse Breeders Association turned 90 this year, and on Saturday it will celebrate […]

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‘The Crab Is In’: Maryland-Based Trainer Smith Approaching 2,000-Win Milestone

A weathered sign hangs from twisted wire on the green-painted office door of trainer Hamilton Smith’s barn at Laurel Park, aged by years of hot sun and harsh winters. Greeting visitors is the unblinking stare of a faded crustacean, holding a message in its claws. “The Crab Is In.” Don’t be fooled by the message, […]

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Two-Time Winner My Sistersledge Among 244 Pre-Entries To Maryland Million

My Sistersledge, already a two-time Maryland Million winner, and 2018 Classic winner Saratoga Bob top five defending champions and nine past winners among 244 pre-entries in 11 stakes on the 34th annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day program Saturday, Oct. 19 at Laurel Park. Four of the 12 races on the Maryland Million program, which also […]

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