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Weekend Lineup: Maryland Million

This weekend’s North American racing action is highlighted by the Maryland Million series on Saturday at Laurel Park. The featured race, the Classic, offers a contentious field of ten starters with three also-eligibles. Morning-line favorite Bonus Points is last on the AEs, so the main body favoritism falls to Saratoga Bob, a 4-year-old son of […]

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Dizzy, Zappa and Zeppelin: Laurel Park’s Clubhouse Festival On Maryland Million Day Reprises Past Music Festivals

There are hundreds of indelible images at Laurel Park. Secretariat and Barbaro winning the Laurel Futurity. Lester Piggott’s three victories in the D.C. International. Ben’s Cat winning his third consecutive Maryland Million Turf Sprints. Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention singing “My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama.” Wait. Led Zeppelin playing “You Shook […]

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‘It’s Our Breeders’ Cup’: Rich History Behind Maryland Million Day

Two weeks before the best horses and horsemen in the world gather for a lucrative weekend of championship racing, Laurel Park will once again play host to Maryland’s version of the Breeders’ Cup. The Jim McKay Maryland Million will celebrate its 33rd year Saturday, Oct. 20 featuring a full program of races for horses by 110 […]

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Maryland Millions Veteran Flash McCaul Is Back In Maryland Million Classic

Country Life Farm’s 5-year-old Flash McCaul, stakes placed at 2 and 3, will look to recapture his solid early form as he takes aim at the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic for a third consecutive year Saturday at Laurel Park. Run at 1 1/8 miles over the main track, the Classic for 3-year-olds and up serves […]

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Trombetta: ‘Fighter’ My Sistersledge Ready For Title Defense In Maryland Millions Ladies

Trainer Michael Trombetta entered My Sistersledge in the $125,000 Maryland Million Ladies Wednesday with supreme confidence that the 4-year-old daughter of Etched will be ready to defend her title in Saturday’s 1 1/8-mile turf stakes for fillies and mares at Laurel Park. “Her form kind of speaks for itself,” Trombetta said. “She’s a fighter. She […]

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The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation To Host A “Maryland Friends of TRF – Day At The Races”

On Sunday, October 21, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) will host a “Maryland Friends of the TRF – Day at the Races” at Laurel Park to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the world’s oldest and largest Thoroughbred rescue organization and the success of the TRF Second Chances Program located at the Central Maryland Correctional Facility […]

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‘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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Stronach 5 Returns $3,629 To 25 Bettors Friday

The Stronach 5 continues to offer a good return on investment. Friday’s national wager, featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout, returned $3,629.80 to 25 bettors. The Stronach 5 rewarded 14 bettors Sept. 28 with $9,888 while the Oct. 5 payoff was $1,161 despite the highest payoff being $12. Friday’s largest payoff was $14. There was $103,151 […]

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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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