Bringing a little extra fashion & fun to Maryland's Day at the Races!

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                  Read about the 2019 Maryland Million Hat Contest here.

                  View and download photos from the 2018 Maryland Million Hat Contest here. Password is Maryland Million


DATE: Saturday, October 19th

TIME: 2:30 pm

PLACE: Laurel Park - 2nd Floor of the Grandstand (top of the escalator)

Event Day registration begins at 2:00 pm, no pre-registration available


  • Best Maryland-Themed Hat
  • Best Ladies' Hat
  • Best Dressed Couple - From top to toe!


  • Two 2020 VIP Maryland Million Tickets
  • Two 2020 Black-Eyed Susan Day Turfside Terrace Tickets
  • Gift certificate for a hat from Christine A. Moore Millinery - Must be used at the pop-up shop on Jim McKay Maryland Million Day (Oct 19)


Jocelyn Brooks is the Chief of Staff for Sagamore Racing. Brooks is based at Sagamore Farm, located in Glyndon, Md., which is currently owned by Under Armour CEO and founder Kevin Plank and previously Alfred G. Vanderbilt Jr. Jocelyn is also responsible for Sagamore Racing’s Next Move program, which retrains retired Sagamore athletes into other careers such as dressage, hunters/jumpers, eventing and even therapy work. Her own horse, Sagamore retiree Perpetual Optimism, entered the Next Move program in 2016 and was a star from the beginning, Jocelyn officially purchased “PO” in 2017 and they compete in eventing locally.

Jessica Gregg is the editor of Baltimore Style magazine, and also oversees Baltimore’s Child and Washington Family magazines. She is a Maryland native, mother of two and the author of a book of poetry, “News from This Lonesome City.”

Christine Moore is the owner of Christine A. Moore Millinery in New York. She is the official Milliner of the Jim McKay Maryland Million Day. The last two years she was named featured milliner of Kentucky derby 144™ and 145™, the first time these titles have been awarded in the 145 year history of the Kentucky Derby. She is the Official Milliner of Breeders’ Cup, America’s Best Racing, the Iroquois Steeplechase, and a featured designer at Keeneland, the Florida Derby and the Preakness Stakes.