Maryland Million

$17M Renovations To Be Unveiled At Laurel Park’s Fall Meet

Laurel Park will open its fall meet Saturday while it continues working on renovating its grandstand with a new simulcast room, 90 additional flat-screen televisions, a Bose speaker system, new food and drink options, and an innovative app allowing fans to listen to their favorite track on their mobile device. “It’s a total redo,” said […]

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Maryland Million Day Set for Oct. 17

The 30th annual running of Jim McKay Maryland Million Day is set for Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Laurel Park. Jim McKay Maryland Million Day features races for Maryland-sired horses with purses and awards totaling over $1 million. The 2014 edition featured stellar performances by two of Maryland’s favorite Thoroughbreds – Eighttofasttocatch, who became the […]

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Ohio Breeding and Racing presents Bloodlines: Too Fast To Catch

Can you name the best son of Mr. Prospector still active as a stallion? If you said, “Smart Strike,” you win a gold star. But can you name the second-best son of Mr. Prospector? Hint: He is also the broodmare sire of this year’s Kentucky Derby winner. His name is Not for Love, and he […]

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Absorbine presents Photos of the Week: Fall Colors

Autumn racing was in full swing with major races held in Canada and Maryland over the weekend. On Saturday, Laurel Park hosted Maryland Million Day, one of the biggest days of racing annually in the state of Maryland. Woodbine was the sight of a modern-day British invasion on Sunday, as Hillstar, Just The Judge, and […]

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Talk Show Man Denies Ben’s Cat in Maryland Million Turf

Michael J. Harrison’s Talk Show Man caught the ever gallant Ben’s Cat as the duo closed in on the finish line and won the $125,000 Maryland Million Turf at Laurel Park. For the second year in a row Ben’s Cat placed in the Turf. Last year he fell victim to Roadhog, who loomed large but […]

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Ben’s Cat, Eighttofasttocatch Highlight Maryland Million Day

On a day showcasing Maryland racing and breeding, two of the state’s biggest stars will be in attendance. Both are 8-year-old geldings sired by Maryland-based stallions. The popular Ben’s Cat will compete in the Maryland Million Turf, a mile-long event on the lawn. He finished second in last year’s edition of the race. Eighttofasttocatch, meanwhile, […]

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Not For Love Dominant Sire Among Maryland Million Entrants

Introduced in 1986, the Jim McKay Maryland Million, a program of races restricted to the offspring of Maryland-based stallions, continues to receive strong support from Maryland’s extensive breeding industry. Maryland-sired Thoroughbreds are nominated before they become 2-year-olds and remain eligible for life to run in the Maryland Million races. After twenty-eight runnings, 222 stallions have […]

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‘Gelo’ Hall Honored With 2014 Joe Kelly Unsung Hero Award

The Joe Kelly Maryland Million Unsung Hero Award 2014 goes to Howard G. Hall Jr. This award honors the memory of Joe Kelly and is presented by the Board of Directors of the Maryland Million Ltd. The Maryland Million Unsung Hero award celebrates important characteristics that are valuable but often unrewarded. With this award we […]

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Ben’s Cat Tops Nominees for Maryland Million

The Laurel Park racing office announced this afternoon that a total of 118 pre-entries, barring late mail or emails after regular business hours today, were named to the nine stakes races which comprise the 2013 Jim McKay Maryland Million. The 28th running of the event will take place at Laurel Park next Saturday, Oct. 19. […]

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