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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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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.



2nd Annual Maryland Million Hat Contest Declared a Winner

The 2nd annual Maryland Million Hat Contest, held on Jim McKay Maryland Million Day, proved once again to be popular with racegoers. Hosted in the super chic, newly rennovated spotsbook at Laurel Park, nearly 50 participants showed off their race day fashion to the panel of judges. 

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Internationally-acclaimed Tenor Anthony Kearns to Perform at the 2018 Jim McKay Maryland Million Day Celebrations

2017 October 21 Anthony Kearns Maryland Million 1BALTIMORE - World-renowned tenor Anthony Kearns will sing the National Anthem and “God Bless America” at the 2018 Jim McKay Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park on Saturday, October 20, 2018, it was announced.

This is the fourth year Kearns will sing at this extraordinary day of racing for Maryland-sired Thoroughbred horses, started in 1986. The Jim McKay Maryland Million Day is a one-day stakes program offering purses and awards of more than $1 million, and is second only to the Preakness Stakes in Maryland racing events.

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