maryland million turf

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 Star Talk Show Man Retired

Dr. Michael J. Harrison’s homebred Talk Show Man, who spoiled Phlash Phelps’ bid for a record third Maryland Million Turf victory last fall, won’t get the chance to become a three-time winner himself. Trainer Hamilton Smith said the 9-year-old Great Notion gelding has been retired after winning eight of 40 lifetime starts and $456,556 in […]

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Spartianos Nails Blanket Finish In Maryland Million Turf

Everything fell in place for Nik Juarez in Saturday’s $125,000 Maryland Million Turf at Laurel Park. The up-and-coming jockey knew he couldn’t have given the Spartianos a better chance of winning, but he didn’t know for sure that the gutsy 5-year-old gelding had prevailed in an exciting four-horse blanket finish until well after crossing the finish line. […]

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Phlash Phelps Successfully Defends Maryland Million Turf Title

Hillwood Stable LLC’s Phlash Phelps overcame a wide trip from his outside post position to defend his title in the $125,000 Maryland Million Turf, prevailing by 1 ¼ lengths while narrowly missing a course record in the mile turf stakes for Maryland-sired horses at Laurel Park. Trained by Rodney Jenkins, the 3-5 favorite ran a […]

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Phlash Phelps Seeks Reversal Of Fortune In Maryland Million Turf

Hillwood Stables’ Phlash Phelps enjoyed a perfect season in 2015, winning all four of his starts, two of them stakes including the Maryland Million Turf, and was rewarded by being named Maryland’s champion turf horse. From a year where he could do no wrong, Phlash Phelps has seen 2016 evolve into a season where very […]

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