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The Maryland Million is a one-day stakes program offering purses totaling $1 million, restricted to the progeny of nominated stallions standing in the state.
Maryland Million Day is run at either Laurel Park in Laurel, Maryland, or Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.
Maryland Million Day is held in the fall of the year, depending on the racing dates allocated to the host rack.
Detailed conditions may vary from year to year, check the pre-entry book for current race conditions.
Purse distribution for Maryland Million Day races shall be as follows: first 55%; second 20%; third 10%; fourth 5%; fifth 3%; and sixth 2%. No owner bonuses are paid on Maryland Million Day.
The Maryland Million may run other races throughout the year for eligible horses. Call the Maryland Million office for details.
Yes, these races are restricted to the progeny of nominated stallions standing in the state. Check eligibility here.
No. Any horse that was conceived in Maryland and is by a nominated sire is eligible to be nominated to the Maryland Million program until December 31 of its yearling year.
If the horse was conceived in Maryland and is by a nominated stallion, the horse is eligible for certification. Check eligibility here.
Beginning in 2009, there is no nomination fee for eligible foals.
Through 2008 foals, an amount equal to 5% of the purse for each race will be paid to the original foal nominators. The nominator awards will be 2% of the purse to first, 1.5% to second, 1% to third and 0.5% to fourth in each race. Foals born in 2009 or later receive no nominator awards.
Nominations for each breeding season close December 31 of the year preceding that breeding season. Stallions that enter stud in Maryland after the closing date may, at the discretion of Maryland Million Ltd., be permitted to be nominated.
Yes. A stallion must be nominated for each breeding season in order to make his foals conceived in that season eligible for nomination to the Maryland Million program.
Five percent of the day's gross purses may be paid in the form of stallion nominator awards. Maryland Million stallion nominator awards will be paid to the owner indicated on the stallion nominator form when progeny from the nominated year are one of the top four Maryland Million-eligible finishers in any Maryland Million restricted or premium race. The stallion nominator awards are independent of any other Maryland stallion award program.
Unless stallions standing in Maryland are duly nominated for a breeding season, their progeny for that breeding season will not be eligible for nomination to the Maryland Million program.
Call the Maryland Million office at (410) 252-2100 for more information.