Racing News

Outbacker Wins Maryland Million Starter Handicap In A Photo

LAUREL, MD. 10-18-14---Larry R. Reed claimed Outbacker for $12,500 in February and saw him blossom into a stakes winner today as his charge took the $50,000 Maryland Million Starter Handicap at Laurel Park in a driving finish.

Bear Access Surprises In Maryland Million Ladies

LAUREL, MD. 10-18-14---Howard M. Bender’s Bear Access rushed to the front at the start and led the rest of the way to post an upset victory at odds of 66-1 in the $125,000 Maryland Million Ladies at Laurel Park.

D C Dancer Scores In Maryland Million Sprint

LAUREL, MD. 10-18-14---TomRus LLC’s D C Dancer emerged from the pack to capture the $100,000 Maryland Million Sprint at Laurel Park and gave his sire his third winner in just the first three stakes races contested on the Maryland Million card.

Classy Coco Outclasses Field In Maryland Million Distaff

LAUREL, MD. 10-18-14---Michael R. Cox’s Classy Coco swept by her filly and mare rivals as she romped to victory in the $100,000 Maryland Million Distaff at Laurel Park.

Golden Years Stays Perfect In Maryland Million Nursery

LAUREL, MD. 10-18-14---Hillwood Stable LLC’s Golden Years took the lead down the backstretch, then fended off his nearest rival to win the $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery for 2-year-olds, the opening event on Jim McKay Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park.

Not For Love Tops Stallion List For Tomorrow's Maryland Million

LAUREL, MD. 10-17-14---Introduced in 1986, the Jim McKay Maryland Million, a program of races restricted to the offspring of Maryland-based stallions, continues to receive strong support from Maryland's extensive breeding industry. Maryland-sired Thoroughbreds are nominated before they become 2-year-olds and remain eligible for life to run in the Maryland Million races.

Three Looking For Repeat Performances In Saturday's Maryland Million

LAUREL, MD. 10-16-14---Twenty-nine horses have won more than one Maryland Million event. Seven former winners are entered Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park, including three runners looking for repeat victories: Eighttofasttocatch (Classic), Monster Sleeping (Ladies) and Roadhog (Turf).

Roadhog will do battle with Ben’s Cat and 10 others

Saturday's Maryland Million Features 124 Starters, Including Defending Champions Eighttofasttocatch, Roadhog & Monster Sleeping

Three-Time Champion Ben’s Cat Entered In Turf

LAUREL, MD. 10-15-14---The 29th Jim McKay Maryland Million attracted 124 entrants to the 11-race program which will be presented this Saturday at Laurel Park. First post for the $1 million day is 12:15 p.m. Eastern.

Leatherbury Leaning Toward Maryland Million Sprint For Ben's Cat

LAUREL, MD. 10-11-14---Next Saturday at Laurel Park, Ben’s Cat is looking to become the first horse to win four Maryland Million races. Owner/trainer King Leatherbury pre-entered his star into both the $125,000 Turf and the $100,000 Sprint earlier this week.

Maryland Million Pre-Entries Include Ben's Cat, Eighttofasttocatch and Roadhog

LAUREL, MD. 10-10-14---The Laurel Park racing office announced this afternoon that a total of 188 pre-entries were named to the nine stakes races which comprise the 2014 Jim McKay Maryland Million.