NewsThe Latest About Jim McKay Maryland Million Day



 Monster Sleeping Seeks Repeat in Maryland Million Ladies, Lovable Lady Takes Streak into Distaff

Already one of four horses to win multiple editions of the $125,000 Maryland Million Ladies, Charles J. Reed’s Monster Sleeping can join an even more elite group with another victory Saturday at Laurel Park.

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Greatbullsoffire Looks to Rebound in Maryland Million Nursery, Full Field Entered for $100,000 Maryland Million Lassie

Six weeks after suffering his first career loss in the storied Laurel Futurity, Kathleen Willier’s Greatbullsoffire returns as the horse to beat in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery at Laurel Park.

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  ‘Admiral’ On Board for Title Defense in Maryland Million Classic

Last fall, Admirals War Chest had lost five consecutive races before turning an out-of-town Maryland Million prep victory into his mild, front-running upset of the day’s richest race.

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 Ben’s Cat Looks to Recapture Winning Form in Maryland Million Sprint

There will be plenty at stake when popular multiple stakes-winning gelding Ben’s Cat makes his return to Saturday’s 31st annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day program at Laurel Park in the $100,000 Sprint.

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 Phlash Phelps Seeks Reversal of Fortune in Maryland Million Turf

Hillwood Stables’ Phlash Phelps enjoyed a perfect season in 2015, winning all four of his starts, two of them stakes including the Maryland Million Turf, and was rewarded by being named Maryland’s champion turf horse.

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Three Decades Later, Maryland Million Continues to Thrive

In one way or another, Cricket Goodall has been involved with Maryland Million from the very beginning. She was working on a farm when the innovative concept of a day to celebrate the state’s storied Thoroughbred breeding and racing history was conceived and began to take shape, and has continued in her current role as its executive director.

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Consistent Capuano Carries Success into Maryland Million

Since taking out his trainer’s license at the age of 18, Dale Capuano has quietly gone about his business. Soft but well-spoken, intelligent and talented, he has never sought the spotlight though there have been many times when the spotlight sought him.

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Matchmaking on Maryland Million Day


(Timonium, MD – October 17, 2016) Love will be in the air on Jim McKay Maryland Million Day this year when for the first time in the event’s history Maryland stallion farms will be offering stallion seasons to the owners of the top three finishers in seven races this year. 

“We are really excited to add value to the day by providing this opportunity to winning owners to breed to Maryland stallions. Jim McKay Maryland Million Day has always celebrated Maryland’s breeding industry,” says Maryland Million Executive Director Cricket Goodall. “Our hope is that this matchmaking will produce future Maryland Million winners!”

The owners of the top three finishers in the seven races with purses of $100,000 or more will choose from the seasons assigned to their race as follows:

1. Winner – first choice

2. Second -- second choice

3. Third – third choice

Owners must select their season by Dec. 1, 2016.

Maryland farms participating are Bonita Farm, Country Life Farm, Heritage Farm, Larry Johnson at Heritage Farm, Murmur Farm, Northview Stallion Station and Shamrock Farm. They will provide selected seasons - for a total of 21 stallions - which will be announced on Saturday, Oct. 22.

For more information call 410-252-2100.


Anthony Kearns returns to perform at the Maryland Million

Renowned tenor Anthony Kearns will make a return performance at the annual Maryland Million Gala and Auction on Friday, Oct. 21. In addition to the gala and auction, Kearns will also perform at Laurel Park Racecourse during the Maryland Million Day races on Saturday, Oct. 22.

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Mike Pons discusses Maryland Million on Inside PressBox

Mike Pons, a Maryland Million Ltd. board member, offers his take on the state of horse racing in Maryland and previews the 31st annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day.

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2016 Jim McKay Maryland Million Day Pre-Entries Now Available

The 2016 pre-entries are in!

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