Maryland Million slated for October 21

by | Mar 6, 2017 | Breaking, Maryland, MD Racing, Racing

Admirals War Chest won the Maryland Million Classic in 2016 for the second straight year. Photo by Laurie Asseo.

From a Maryland Million release

The 32nd running of Jim McKay Maryland Million Day will take place on Saturday, October 21st at Laurel Park.

The 2016 event saw increases in handle and attendance, and the crowd was treated to an exciting repeat win by the front-running Admiral’s War Chest in the Maryland Million Classic.

Fans and newcomers alike enjoyed entertainment for all ages including Handicapping 101, the Marylandia Festival, Kid’s Korral, and popular on-track demonstrations between races. Each year, Jim McKay Maryland Million Day showcases the Maryland Thoroughbred industry’s impact on the state and introduces the sport to a wider audience.

“Jim McKay Maryland Million Day celebrates the horse industry in Maryland. We are proud to highlight the production side of this industry that contributes so much to Maryland’s economy and way of life.” Says Cricket Goodall, executive director of Maryland Million Ltd. “We are looking forward to another beautiful day of racing in October at Laurel Park.”

Jim McKay Maryland Million Day features races for Maryland-sired horses with purses and awards totaling over $1 million. A diverse crowd of fans, industry professionals, and elected officials flock to Laurel Park each autumn to enjoy this competitive day of racing and a variety of other on-and-off-track activities.

You can check out the Maryland Million organization’s website here, and find all of our coverage of Maryland Million 2016 here.