Popular Ben's Cat won the battle but lost the war when Talk Show Man caught the gallant favorite in the final strides of the $126,250 Maryland Million Turf Oct. 19 at Laurel Park.
Ben's Cat will remain on turf as he targets a record fourth win in the 29th Jim McKay Maryland Million at Laurel Park Oct. 18.
The purses of the Maryland Million Lassie and the Maryland Million Nursery Ã¢â‚¬" both races for two-year-olds formerly valued at $125,000 and run at Laurel Park on Maryland Million Day Ã¢â‚¬" will be boosted to $150,000 each this year.
Maryland Million announced that the purse for the Maryland Million Classic will increase to $300,000. In addition purses for both the Maryland Million Ladies and the Maryland Million Turf will grow to $200,000.
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