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.