Maryland Million

Changes Made to Maryland Million Day Card

The Maryland Million board has approved three significant changes for the 28th Jim McKay Maryland Million, to be run on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Laurel Park. The day of racing for the offspring of eligible Maryland-based stallions will no longer card the Oaks and the Turf Sprint. And the distance of the Turf has been […]

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Joe Kelly, racing journalist and historian, dies at 94

The Maryland racing community lost one of its most prominent members when award-winning journalist and racing historian Joseph B. Kelly passed away Monday at Stella Maris Rehabilitation and Hospice after a short battle with cancer. He was 94 years old. A lifelong resident of Baltimore, Joe Kelly covered horse racing for nearly 70 years. He […]

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Not Abroad triumphs in Maryland Million Classic

Jockey Nick Petro and his mount Not Abroad saw an inviting opening along the rail as they circled the far turn. They galloped through the gaping hole, came out the clear leader and drew off to win the $150,000 Jim McKay Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park. The Maryland Million is the most important racing […]

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HRTV to provide on-site coverage of Maryland Million, Indiana Derby; will have live Arc coverage Sunday

A week removed from having on-site coverage of key Breeders’ Cup preps on both coasts, HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, will be on the road again this weekend to offer an on-track presence at two more racing venues –Laurel Park and Hoosier Park.¬†Veteran racing journalist, Dick Jerardi, and racing TV personality, Jill Byrne, […]

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‘Riders up!’: Former jockey continues passion for racing as paddock judge

Mario Verge has been involved in the racing industry in Maryland for over 18 years. For 15 of those years, he was a jockey, one of the best on the circuit. Verge rode 2,118 winners during his time in the saddle; one of the days he looked forward to the most was Maryland Million day. […]

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Entries for Maryland Million include 3 defending champions

The Laurel Park racing office announced this morning that a total of 155 pre-entries (137 horses as 17 were cross-entered, including Steady Warrior who is nominated to three races) were named to the 11 races which comprise the 2012 Jim McKay Maryland Million. The 27th running of the event will take place at Laurel Park […]

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Northview stallions have big day at Maryland Million

Northview stallions had a banner day at the 26th annual Jim McKay Maryland Million on Saturday, Oct. 1, a day that celebrates the Maryland breeding industry. Eleven races were carded, and eight were won by horses sired by stallions standing at Northview. And a stunning 64 percent of the top-three placings were by filled by […]

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Seven set to go in Maryland Million Classic

The 26th Jim McKay Maryland Million, a festive homecoming for Marylanders, attracted 111 entrants to the eleven race program which will be presented this Saturday at Laurel Park. First post for the $1.05 million day is 12:35 p.m. In the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic at 1 1/8 miles, a wide-open field of seven could face […]

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Maryland Million festivities to feature jockey legends

Laffit Pincay, Pat Day, Angel Cordero, Steve Cauthen and Jean Cruguet each tasted victory in one of Laurel Park’s most famous races. Saturday afternoon, the five legendary jockeys will be at Laurel Park to sign autographs during the 26th annual Jim McKay Maryland Million festivities at Laurel Park. The retired riders will be signing outside […]

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Ben’s Cat headlines pre-entries for Maryland Million

The Laurel Park racing office announced this morning that a total of 164 pre-entries (151 horses as 13 were cross-entered) were named to the 11 races which comprise the 2011 Jim McKay Maryland Million. The 26th running of the event will take place at Laurel Park next Saturday, Oct. 1. First post is 12:35 p.m. […]

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