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My Sistersledge, Saratoga Bob Top 2019 Maryland Million Pre-Entries


LAUREL, MD – My Sistersledge, already a two-time Maryland Million winner, and 2018 Classic winner Saratoga Bob top five defending champions and nine past winners among 246 pre-entries in 11 stakes on the 34th annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day program Saturday, Oct. 19 at Laurel Park.

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Maryland Million Art Competition Winner Announced

And the winner is....Kristina Davis!

Kristina's piece titled, Nothing but You and the Finish Line, depicts three-time Maryland Million Classic winner (and fan favorite!), Eighttofasttocatch. Based on a photo taken by Eric Kalet, this portrait completed with graphite pencil brings back fond memories of his final Maryland Million Classic win in October 2014.

The artist, Kristina Davis, recently graduated from the University of Maryland with an M.S. in Equine Science. She hails from Bowie, MD, and enjoys trail driving with her miniature horse, Rain. In her spare time, she draws portraits of animals and is rarely found without pencil and sketchbook in hand.

This piece will be featured on the Maryland Million Gala invitation and program cover. Learn more about the Maryland Million Gala here.

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Original photo by Eric Kalet:

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2019 Live Auction Preview

Here's a sneak peek of the 2019 Maryland Million Live Auction items, which will be available for bidding upon at the Maryland Million Gala & Auction, Friday, Oct 18. Auction proceeds benefit the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation - learn more about the MHIF. Still need your Gala tickets?  Purchase Gala Tickets.

Questions? Contact Jordyn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (410) 252-2100 ext. 113.

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2019 Pre-Entry & Events Books Available Online

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The 2019 Pre-Entry and Events books for Jim McKay Maryland Million Day are now available online!

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World-renowned tenor Anthony Kearns joins Maryland Million celebrations

He will be performing the National Anthem and “God Bless America” on Jim McKay Maryland Million Day.2017 October 21 Anthony Kearns Maryland Million 1

Anthony Kearns took the American television audience by storm in 1999 as the youngest member of the wildly popular musical group, The Irish Tenors with whom he has 10 CDs and five PBS specials. Their CDs have gone Gold, Platinum and Double Platinum. American critics hailed Kearns as perhaps the most likely of the three (Irish Tenors) to “achieve the level of tenor super stardom enjoyed by Pavarotti and a handful of other singers.”

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Maryland Million Art Competition Deadline July 31st

Calling all artists! We’re searching for a MASTERPIECE (photograph, painting, drawing, etc) to display on the cover of the 2019 Maryland Million Gala invitation and event program. 

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2019 Maryland Million Matchmaking Stallions


Stallion Stallion Operation 2019 Race
Force the Pass Wasabi Ventures Lassie
Street Magician R. Larry Johnson Lassie
Outflanker Shamrock Farm Nursery
Super Ninety Nine Country Life Nursery
Baltimore Bob Shamrock Farm Sprint
Barbados Shamrock Farm Sprint
Mosler Country Life Distaff
Divining Rod Country Life Distaff
Blofeld Murmur Farm Ladies
Hangover Kid Murmur Farm Ladies
Long River Anchor & Hope Farm Turf
Holy Boss Anchor & Hope Farm Turf
Irish War Cry Northview Stallion Station Classic
Madefromlucky Northview Stallion Station Classic

The owner AND breeder of the winner of designated races are eligible to select a breeding to one of the two stallions named on that designated race.

No preference is given to the owner or breeder, so it is possible that both the owner and breeder will select the same stallion.

The seasons are offered no-guarantee and require that the selected mare be suitable for breeding.The seasons are not for resale and are non-transferable.

It will be up to the stallion owner/manager to contact the winning owner and breeder after Maryland Million Day and give them a deadline for their selection.

Questions? Contact the Maryland Million office at (410) 252-2100.

Jim McKay Maryland Million Day Set for October 19

The 34th edition of Jim McKay Maryland Million Day will take place on Saturday, October 19 at Laurel Park.2019 MMlogo

Over 22,000 people were in attendance to enjoy the 2018 renewal of Maryland’s Day at the Races, which featured races for eligible Maryland-sired horses. Wagering topped $6.4 million, which is the highest it has been since 2007.

Fan favorite Crabcakes (Great Notion) took the Maryland Million Distaff H. for the second year in a row, and My Sistersledge (Etched) was a repeat winner in the Maryland Million Ladies S. A win by Saratoga Bob (Friesan Fire) in the Maryland Million Classic S. for Wayne Harrison, Bob Manfuso and Katy Voss was icing on the cake for a quintessentially-Maryland day.

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New for 2019: Maryland Million Ticket Takeaway!




Enter to win one of these exciting experiences offered in the Maryland Million Ticket Takeaway, including Ravens, Southwest Airlines, and Preakness tickets.
All proceeds will benefit the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation!

Big Horse, Big Day: Saratoga Bob wins Classic to highlight 34th Maryland Million

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Enjoy the Jim McKay Maryland Million Day recap written by Joe Clancy and Sandra McKee for the December issue of the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine.