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Maryland Millions Set for Oct. 2. at Laurel

Jim McKay Maryland Million day is the premier event of fall racing in Maryland.

Jim McKay Maryland Million day, the marquee event of the fall racing season in Maryland, is scheduled for Oct. 2 at Laurel Park.

The Maryland Millions, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year, was modeled after the Breeders’ Cup. The one-day, $1 million stakes program is restricted to the progeny of registered Maryland stallions. In 2009, Maryland Million day featured 12 stakes races with purses totaling $1.23 million. The number of races for this year’s program has not been decided.

To check for eligibility, contact the Maryland Million office at (410) 252-2100, or www.marylandthoroughbred.com.