HRTV to Air Maryland Million Day Races

Event named for Jim McKay.

(Edited HRTV release)

HRTV will provide on-site coverage of the 24th annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day from Laurel Park this Saturday, Sept. 26.

HRTV's Scott Hazelton and Caton Bredar will be at Laurel to anchor the network's full-day coverage of Jim McKay Maryland Million Day, which features 12 stakes races and $1.23 million in total purse money@for Maryland-sired horses.

"We're always pleased to be involved in a wonderful day of racing," said Amy J. Zimmerman, executive producer for HRTV. "Maryland Million Ltd. and the Maryland Jockey Club always combine for a top-class event, and it's fitting that a great day now carries the legendary Jim McKay's name. It's our pleasure to bring it to fans across the country."

A total of 186 horses have been pre-entered, with the headline event, the $200,000 Maryland Classic, having drawn a possible field of 12, including last year's winner, Cuba.@

First post for Million Day is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. ET/9:15 a.m. PT.

Hazelton and Bredar will offer the latest developments, news, pre- and post-race analysis, as well as interviews with many prominent personalities surrounding the card.