Keyword: Maryland Million

  • Cricket Goodall

    Goodall Ready for Another Maryland Million

    Cricket Goodall has seen Maryland Million grow and flourish to become the second-biggest day on the state's racing calendar behind only the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), and even serve as the inspiration for copycat events throughout North America.

  • Laurel Gearing Up for 'Million' Celebration

    Full fields and large crowds are expected when Maryland celebrates more than two and a half centuries of thoroughbred breeding and racing with the 31st annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Saturday, Oct. 22 at Laurel Park.

  • 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.

  • Not Abroad won 2012 Maryland Million Classic

    Not Abroad Returns for MD Million Classic

    Rebecca Davis' Not Abroad, an 8-year-old Not For Love horse who returned Oct. 2 after almost three years away from the races, is one of 11 entered in the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic, which he won in 2012.

  • Eighttofasttocatch is in control in the Maryland Million Classic Stakes.

    Eighttofasttocatch Takes 2nd Maryland Million

    Sylvia E. Heft's Eighttofasttocatch led from start to finish and won the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic Oct. 19 at Laurel Park for the second time in the past three years. Last year the son of Not For Love finished fifth.

  • Ben's Cat (left) overcomes Mr. Online to win the Laurel Dash.

    Ben's Cat Prevails in Laurel Dash

    The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat was put to the test while being floated extremely wide down the lane and still got up to register victory Sept. 21 in the $100,000 Laurel Dash Stakes at Laurel Park.

  • Live Blog - Friday, October 5 at NOON EDT

    Join Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk to talk about this weekend's racing, including opening weekend at Keeneland, and its implications for the Breeders' Cup. Sponsored by HRTV.

  • Ben's Cat won the 2011 Maryland Million Turf Sprint by a length.

    Ben's Cat Chases Maryland Million History

    Ben's Cat looks to become the fourth horse to win a Maryland Million race three consecutive years when he faces nine rivals in the $100,000 Maryland Million Turf Sprint at Laurel Park Oct. 6.

  • 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.

  • David Cordish

    Five Questions: David Cordish

    The Cordish Co. plans to build a 4,750-machine slots parlor the Arundel Mills Mall near Laurel Park in Maryland. The company has also submitted a bid for the Maryland Jockey Club tracks.

  • 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.

  • Cuba and Pedro Cotto Jr. cruise to victory in the Jim McKay Maryland Million Classic.

    Maryland Million Classic: Cuba All Alone

    Cubahad an easy time of it against four overmatched rivals as he powered to a four-length victory in the $279,000 Jim McKay Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park Oct. 4. More than $1.6 million was available in purses at the Maryland track.

  • Cuba is the 6-5 morning line favorite for the Maryland Million Classic.

    Cuba is Maryland Million Classic Choice

    The $300,000 Maryland Million Classic, headline event of the 23rd annual showcase for the offspring of Maryland sires Oct. 4, drew the top three finishers from the race last year, including defending champion Evil Storm.

  • 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.

  • MJC Announces Total Handle Decline

    The Maryland Jockey Club announced its total handle declined by 8% during 2007, with five fewer racing days. All sources of handle totaled $883.8 million as compared to $960.2 million from the same period in 2006. The daily average handle from all sources decreased 6.5 % from $4.1 million to $3.8 million.

  • Maryland Million Undercard Purses Increase

    The purses of the Maryland Million Lassie and the Maryland Million Nursery â€" both races for two-year-olds formerly valued at $125,000 and run at Laurel Park on Maryland Million Day â€" will be boosted to $150,000 each this year.

  • Cherokee Boy Favored in 'Million Send-Off

    The 21st Maryland Million, a festive homecoming for Marylanders and the offspring of Maryland sires, attracted 117 entrants to the twelve race program to be presented Saturday at Laurel Park.

  • 167 Pre-Entered for Maryland Million Oct. 14

    A total of 167 horses, the offspring of Maryland stallions, have been pre-entered in the 12 races which comprise the 2006 Maryland Million to be held Oct. 14 at Laurel Park.

  • Pimlico Spring Meet to Open April 20

    Live racing shifts to historic Pimlico Race Course April 20 for the spring meeting. The headline event of the eight-week stand is the 131st running of the $1-million Preakness Stakes (gr. I), the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, set for May 20.

  • Life of Joseph Pons Remembered at Memorial

    Joseph Pons Sr. touched a lot of people in his life, from breeders and racetrackers to prisoners he helped rehabilitate at a nearby detention center. Hundreds of those people turned out Monday at the Pons family's Country Life Farm north of Baltimore to celebrate the life of the beloved Marylander who died last Wednesday at the age of 83.

  • Play Bingo Captures Maryland Million Classic

    Erdenheim Farm's Play Bingo went from last to first to win the $250,000 Maryland Million Classic Saturday at Laurel Park, the centerpiece of a day of stakes races for the progeny of Maryland breds.

  • Presidentialaffair Seeks Repeat in Maryland Million

    The 20th Maryland Million for the offspring of Maryland sires attracted 112 entrants to the twelve-race program Saturday at Laurel Park. Presidentialaffair is a 9-5 morning line favorite to defend his title in the 1 3/16-mile Classic.