Keyword: Jim McKay

  • Jim McKay on a racing broadcast for ABC.

    Legends: Jim McKay

    Jim McKay was a devoted friend to horse racing. For all of the major sports and events he covered, the one that was dearest to his heart was the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) contested at Pimlico Race Course in McKay's home state of Maryland.

  • Maryland Million Set for Oct. 6 at Laurel

    The Maryland Million, which pioneered the concept of setting aside one day a year for races devoted strictly to state-sired runners, will have its 27th running at Laurel Park Oct. 6.

  • Maryland Million Named in Honor of Jim McKay

    At a Sept. 18 news conference, officials of the Maryland Million announced the event has been officially designated as Jim McKay Maryland Million, which was approved by the Maryland General Assembly during the 2009 legislative session.

  • Laurel Park

    Laurel Fall Meet Set to Kick Off

    Live racing returns to Laurel Park Sept. 12 and the 57-day fall meeting is highlighted by the 24th running of the Maryland Million.

  • Jim McKay

    Maryland Legislators Honor McKay

    As 2009 begins, three Maryland State legislators are joining forces to recognize a Maryland's sports visionary who passed away earlier this year.

  • Jim McKay

    McKay Name May be Added to Md. Million

    A Maryland delegate is planning to propose a resolution to rename the state-bred and state-sired event Jim McKay Maryland Million Day.

  • Tom Hammond

    Hammond Named TCA Honor Guest

    Sportscaster Tom Hammond has been named honor guest of the Thoroughbred Club of America's 77th Annual Testimonial Dinner, club president Mike Barnett. The dinner will be held at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington Nov. 16.

  • Ehrlich at Pimlico to Shoot 'Million' Promos

    Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., a Baltimore County native, spent about 90 minutes at Pimlico Race Course late Thursday afternoon, shooting two television commercials to promote next month's Maryland Million.

  • Past Belmont Highlights on ESPN Classic

    Some of the most stirring near-misses in Triple Crown history will be chronicled on ESPN Classic this week on "Thoroughbred Classics Presented by the NTRA."

  • Broadcaster Jim McKay, recipient of an Eclipse Award of Merit.

    Eclipse Award of Merit: Jim McKay

    At the National Turf Writers Association's annual awards dinner just before the 2000 Breeders' Cup, Jim McKay couldn't help taking a jab at those honoring him with the Joe Palmer Award for meritorious service to racing.

  • Eclipse Awards: Tiznow and the Mayne Event

    On a night of comedic one-liners, most of them from the hilarious emcee, Kenny Mayne, National Thoroughbred Racing Association commissioner Tim Smith said the single phrase most of the 500 people attending Tuesday's 30th annual Eclipse Awards dinner at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, La., were waiting to hear. When he opened the envelope containing the name of the Horse of the Year for 2000, Smith said simply: "Congratulations California, it's Tiznow."

  • Jim McKay, ABC sportscaster and horse owner/breeder will receive Eclipse Award of Merit.

    ABC's McKay Honored with Eclipse Award of Merit

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has announced that longtime ABC sportscaster and owner/breeder Jim McKay has been named the recipient of the Eclipse Award of Merit, presented in honor of an individual's lifetime achievements in Thoroughbred racing. A committee composed of representatives from the Eclipse Award-presenting organizations -- the NTRA, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers Association -- selected McKay by unanimous vote.