Maryland Million

‘Star-Crossed’ Super Ninety Nine Has Stud Farm Crew Excited For Maryland Million Day

Dating back to before he ever ran, continuing on through his racing career and extending to a second career at stud, Super Ninety Nine has been a case study in perseverance. A resident of Josh and Mike Pons’ Country Life Farm in Bel Air, Md., the 8-year-old stallion is represented by three horses pre-entered in […]

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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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Georganne Hale To Receive Maryland Million Unsung Hero Award

Georganne Hale has been selected to receive the 2018 Joe Kelly Maryland Million Unsung Hero Award. Presented annually by the Board of Directors of the Maryland Million Ltd., this award honors the memory of Joe Kelly and celebrates important characteristics that are valuable but often unrewarded. It recognizes honesty, hard work and humility – qualities […]

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Six Champions Headline 224 Pre-Entries For Maryland Million

Three Diamonds Farm’s Bonus Points, whose last stakes victory came in the 2017 Classic, is one of six defending champions and 13 past winners among 224 horses pre-entered in 11 stakes that help comprise the 33rd annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day program Saturday, Oct. 20 at Laurel Park. Four of the 12 races on the […]

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University Of Maryland To Halt Equine Breeding Program Due To Funding Constraints

The Equine Studies Program at the University of Maryland announced Wednesday that it is placing its equine breeding program on hiatus until a more sustainable funding model can be developed. Dr. Amy Burk, coordinator for the program, said, “I am very proud of what the program helped achieve in the last 5 years, including the […]

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Phlash Phelps Preps For Maryland Million In Find Stakes, BWI Turf Cup

Both the $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G3) and $75,000 Find Stakes Saturday, Sept. 29 at Laurel Park are on the radar for multiple grass stakes winner Phlash Phelps as the 7-year-old gelding gears up for another run at the Maryland Million. Hillwood Stable’s Phlash Phelps has run just twice this year, both at Laurel. […]

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Deadmau5 To Headline Inaugural ‘Clubhouse Festival’ On Maryland Million Day

The Stronach Group, owners of Laurel Park, announced today the addition of the Clubhouse Festival to the upcoming Maryland Million race day on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The Stronach Group and Club Glow, who are also partners for the fan favorite Moonrise Music Festival, will bring Grammy nominated headliner Deadmau5 to the first ever Clubhouse […]

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Laurel Park’s Fall Stakes Schedule Worth $3.4 Million

Laurel Park announced today a vigorous fall stakes schedule of 34 stakes worth $3.425 million and featuring several “Super Saturdays” and highlighted by the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3), $200,000 Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup (G3), three finals of the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship (MATCH) Series, and the inaugural running of the $150,000 Bald […]

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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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Quartet Of Stakes Winners Leads Juarez To Jockey Of The Week Title

Reviewing multiple stakes wins and strong weekly statistics, voters named Nik Juarez as Jockey of the Week for the week ending October 22, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. Jockey […]

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