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Maryland Million Lassie

Restricted State-bred Stakes race
Maryland Million Lassie
Location Laurel Park Racecourse, Template:Country data Maryland
Laurel, MarylandFlag of the United States


OR
Pimlico Race Course, Template:Country data Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland Flag of the United States

Inaugurated 1986
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Marylandthoroughbred.com
Race information
Distance (7 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Two-year-old fillies
Purse $150,000

Maryland Million Lassie is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in October since 1986 primarily at Laurel Park Racecourse in Laurel, Maryland or at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. To be eligible for the Maryland Million Nursery, a horse must be sired by a stallion who stands in Maryland. Due to that restriction the race is classified as a non-graded or "listed" stakes race and is not eligible for grading by the American Graded Stakes Committee.

The race is part of Maryland Million Day, a 12-race program held in mid October that was the creation of renowned television sports journalist Jim McKay. The "Maryland Million" is the first State-Bred showcase event ever created. Since 1986, 27 other events in 20 states have imitaded the showcase and it's structure.[1]

At its inception in 1986 the race was run at one mile. In 1987 and 1989 through 1992, 2001, 2002, and 2004 the race was run at 6 furlongs. In addition to the prize money, the winning owner receives a Maryland Million Waterford Crystal bowl.

In its 24th running in 2009, the race was restricted to those horses who were sired by a stallion who stands in the state of Maryland. Both the entrant horse and their stallion had to be nominated to the Maryland Million program.

Contents

Records

Speed record:

  • 6 furlongs : 1:11.61 - Hear Us Roar (2004)
  • 7 furlongs : 1:23.80 - Prospector's Fuel (1994)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Hal C. B. Clagett (1990 & 1992)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - John J. Robb (1990 & 1992)

Winners of the Maryland Million Lassie

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Distance

Time

Purse

2009

2

7 fur.

0:00.00

$100,000

2008

Miss Charm City

2

H. A. Karamanos Carlos A. Garcia James Glenn

7 fur.

1:26.11

$150,000

2007

Love for Not

2

Stewart Elliott Kevin G. Sleeter Golden Dome Stables

7 fur.

1:26.11

$125,000

2006

Spectacular Malibu

2

J. Pimentel Michael J. Trombetta Country Life Farm

7 fur.

1:25.30

$125,000

2005

Smart and Fancy

2

Ramon Dominguez Anthony W. Dutrow Win and Place Stable

7 fur.

1:25.98

$100,000

2004

Hear Us Roar

2

L. Garcia Francis P. Campitelli Rosalee C. Davidson

6 fur.

1:11.61

$100,000

2003

Richetta

2

Ramon Dominguez Robin L. Graham Elk Manor Farm

7 fur.

1:24.33

$100,000

2002

Object of Virtue

2

Craig Perret Gregory D. Foley Leslie D. Linkenhoker

6 fur.

1:13.72

$100,000

2001

Night Breeze

2

Ramon Dominguez H. Graham Motion Lazy Lane Farms, Inc.

6 fur.

1:11.85

$100,000

2000

Your Out

2

Ramon Dominguez H. Graham Motion Eugene F. Ford

7 fur.

1:24.11

$100,000

1999

Gin Talking

2

Mark Johnston Hamilton A. Smiyh Skeedattle Associates

7 fur.

1:24.80

$100,000

1998

Perfect Challenge

2

C. O. Clinger Linda Albert 3-B Stables

7 fur.

1:26.20

$100,000

1997

Maragold Princess

2

Edgar S. Prado Todd A. Pletcher Michael Cascio

7 fur.

1:26.80

$100,000

1996

Lovely Tasha

2

Rick Wilson Benjamin W. Perkins New Farm & Mary Boskin

7 fur.

1:24.80

$100,000

1995

Mystic Rhythms

2

Joe Bravo John F. Dowd Just for Fun Stable

7 fur.

1:24.40

$100,000

1994

Prospector's Fuel

2

Mario Pino William Donovan Colossal Stable

7 fur.

1:23.80

$100,000

1993

Lady Beaumont

2

F. Castillo Ronald Alfano Mrs. J. W. Y. Martin, Jr.

7 fur.

1:25.20

$100,000

1992

Carnirainbow

2

G. W. Hutton John J. Robb Hal C. B. Clagett

6 fur.

1:12.60

$100,000

1991

Missy White Oak

2

Julie Krone Charles J. Hadry Meeting House Farm

6 fur.

1:12.60

$100,000

1990

Ameri Allen

2

A. Delgado John J. Robb Hal C. B. Clagett

6 fur.

1:13.40

$100,000

1989

She's a Champ

2

Mike Luzzi Harold A. Allen Search's Haven

6 fur.

1:11.80

$100,000

1988

Ms. Gold Pole

2

Julie Krone John H. Forbes R. J. Trancone

7 fur.

1:24.00

$100,000

1987

Thirty Eight Go Go

2

Chris McCarron King T. Leatherbury K. T. Letherbury Assoc., Inc.

6 fur.

1:12.60

$100,000

1986

Smart Halo

2

D. J. Seymour James E. Day Sam-Son Farm

1 mile

1:39.60

$100,000

See also

References

  1. Maryland Million 2008, October 4, Laurel Park, Official Souvenir Guide for 23rd Running, page 4 and 5.




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