Great racing, a large, enthusiastic crowd and great entertainment was the recipe for success during Saturday’s 34th Jim McKay Maryland Million.
Approximately 20,000 attended Saturday’s $1.02 million program which included competitive races along with entertainment and memorable dining options. The afternoon included events in the Maryland Million Village, an appearance by the Suttler Post Clydesdales, fox hound and pony races, and activities for children,
Total handle was $5.783 million, a 1.4-percent increase over last year.
“This 34th edition of Maryland Million Day was indeed a memorable one,” said Maryland Jockey Club President and General Manager Sal Sinatra. “We had a full house, a number of fun events on and off the track, and some memorable performances by our equine and human athletes.
“We want to thank everyone who came out to Laurel Saturday and all those who wagered on these great races throughout North and South America. Maryland racing continues to grow, but we truly believe the best is yet to come.”