Maryland Million Boasts 98 Entries
Updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 5:36 PM
Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 5:36 PM
Ninety-eight horses are entered for the 16th running of the Maryland Million on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. The 11-race card with purses of $1.05 million showcases the best products of Maryland breeding farms and horses sired by Maryland stallions.
Nine horses are entered in the $200,000 Maryland Million Classic, including Testing, who took last year's event as a 7-year-old. Pimlico oddsmaker Clem Florio has tabbed P Day, who was third in last year's Classic, as the 3-1 choice in a wide-open field. The Classic is the 10th race of the day with a 5:18 p.m. scheduled post time.
Field for the $200,000 Maryland Million Classic, 1 1/16-miles
PP Horse Morning Line
1 Harbor of Grace 4-1
2 Lightning Paces 20-1
3 Sumerset 20-1
4 Waited 9-2
5 Get the Picture 5-1
6 Testing 12-1
7 P Day 3-1
8 Big Becker 12-1
9 Concerned Minister 7-2
Here's a capsule for the remainder of the card:
$50,000 Maryland Million Sweepstakes-1 1/16 miles
Eight three-year olds who have never won a stakes race are entered, including Swift Action who has been in the money six times in seven starts at Pimlico.
$50,000 Maryland Million Distaff Starter Handicap-1 1/16 miles
Nine fillies and mares are expected, including Noah's Ark, who has five wins in 20 starts this year.
$100,000 Maryland Million Lassie-6 furlongs
Eight two-year old fillies are entered, including Night Breeze, the wire-to-wire winner of the Toddler Stakes at Old Hilltop on Sept. 22.
$100,000 Maryland Million Distaff Handicap-6-furlongs
Ten fillies and mares are running including a pair with stakes wins in Maryland this year. Tony Dutrow is sending Case of the Blues, the Heartlight No. One Stakes winner, while Gigi' Magic took the Jameela Stakes in March.
$100,000 Maryland Million Oaks- 1 1/16 miles
Seven three-year old fillies will run, including Guillotine, who won the Hilltop Stakes during Preakness week.
$100,000 Maryland Million Ladies-1 1/16 miles, turf
Caveat's Shot, who took last year's Maryland Million Ladies, is one of 10 anticipated.
$100,000 Maryland Million Nursery-6 furlongs
Nine two-year olds are probable, including Capn Wunnerful, ridden by Jeremy Rose, the leading apprentice jockey in the nation.
$100,000 Maryland Million Turf –1 1/8 miles, turf
A full field of 12 will tackle the turf, including Cynics Beware, the returning champion and two horses with stakes wins at Pimlico last month. La Reine's Terms won the Bald Eagle Breeders' Cup on Sept. 8, and a week later Elberton set a track record for five-furlongs on the grass in the Mister Diz Stakes.
$100,000 Maryland Million Sprint Handicap-6 furlongs
Jorgie Stover and Dr. Max, stakes winners in Maryland this year, headline the nine-horse field, though the likely favorite is In CC's Honor, who has battled some of the top sprinters in the nation all year.
$50,000 Maryland Million Starter Handicap- 1 1/8 miles
With 15 career wins, Allen Gorgeous has the most wins on the Maryland Million card.
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