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Gaudet, Salter Handicap $1 Million Maryland Million Program

LAUREL, MD – Maryland Jockey Club handicappers Gabby Gaudet and Stan Salter have handicapped the 11 races comprising Saturday’s 30th running of the Jim McKay Maryland Million Day.
Million Day will include seven restricted stakes with a 12:15 p.m. first race post. The day will include Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury saddling the popular 9-year-old gelding Ben’s Cat in the $100,000 Sprint, and Talk Show Man and Phlash Phelps in the $150,000 Classic.
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LAUREL MARYLAND MILLION NOTES; Bode Miller Seeks Maryland Million Gold with Ravenheart; Nicks Ventures to Laurel for First Time with Can’t Explain; Monster Sleeping Looks for Firm Footing in Ladies

Bode Miller Seeks Maryland Million Gold with Ravenheart
Nicks Ventures to Laurel for First Time with Can’t Explain  
Monster Sleeping Looks for Firm Footing in Ladies
LAUREL, MD – Olympic Gold Medalist Bode Miller’s recent entry into the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred racing scene would be punctuated Saturday at Laurel Park should Ravenheart emerge victorious from the $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery.

Laurel Ready To Showcase Improvements On Maryland Million Day

$7 Million in Front Side Improvements, $7 Million to Backside
$1 Million Day to Feature Special Events & Marylandia
 LAUREL, MD – New hardwood floors, rugs, paint, furniture, concession stands, mobile app, simulcast and replay center, televisions, bars, barns…

Country Life Farm Looking to Catch ‘Fire’ In Maryland Million

 LAUREL, MD - The stallion business is tough. In order for freshman sires to gain momentum, it is imperative their first crop of 2-year-olds comes out running. 

Phlash Phelps Seeking to Make a Splash in Maryland Million Turf

LAUREL, MD – Hillwood Stables’ Phlash Phelps is scheduled to make a bid for his fourth consecutive victory at Laurel Park Saturday, seeking to make a splash in the $125,000 Maryland Million Turf.

Venerable Ben's Cat Set for Sixth Jim McKay Maryland Million Start

King Leatherbury’s Gelding Slated to Run on Dirt in Six-Furlong Sprint

LAUREL, MD – King Leatherbury’s Ben’s Cat was entered Wednesday to compete on Jim McKay Maryland Million Day for the sixth consecutive year, but Maryland’s living legend is slated to experience a first in Saturday’s nine-race $1 million annual event at Laurel Park.

Talk Show Man Ready for Prime Time in Saturday’s Maryland Millions Classic

Turf Champ Heading to Main Track for Headliner of Nine-Race $1 Million Event

LAUREL, MD – Talk Show Man will represent owner/breeder Michael Harrison and trainer Hamilton Smith at Laurel Park Saturday in his quest to notch back-to-back victories on Jim McKay Maryland Million Day.

Rebounding Maryland Racing Industry’s Success Breeding Success

Heritage Stallions Thriving as Second Anniversary Approaches

LAUREL, MD – The 30th anniversary of the $1 million Jim McKay Maryland Million will be celebrated Saturday at Laurel Park amidst abounding optimism for the state’s rebounding thoroughbred racing and breeding industries. 


The Maryland Jockey Club and Maryland Million will play host to Maryland Million Happy Hour Draw, an opportunity for media to meet breeders, owners, trainers and jockeys participating in this year’s $1 million Jim McKay Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park Saturday, October 17. 
Appetizers and drinks will be served. 

Not Abroad Set for Comeback in Saturday’s Maryland Million Classic

2012 Classic Champion Returns from 3-Year Hiatus
 LAUREL, MD – Seven years ago, Not Abroad was sent to trainer Lynn Ashby’s Delaware farm to be prepared for a racing career.