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Maryland Million Nursery

Restricted State-bred Stakes race
Maryland Million Nursery
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-olds
Purse $150,000

Maryland Million Nursery 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 : 1:09.22 - Tobaggan Slide (2009)
  • 7 furlongs : 1:23.17 - Polish Rifle (2003)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Eugene Ford (1996 & 2005)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Maryland Million Nursery

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Distance

Time

Purse

2009

Toboggan Slide

2

Walter Enrique Llagas Daniel T. O'Ryan Daniel T. O'Ryan

7 fur.

1:09.22

$100,000

2008

Juke Joint

2

D.V. Beckner David DiPietro R. Legacy Racing Inc.

7 fur.

1:26.22

$150,000

2007

Regal Solo

2

Ryan Fogelsonger Linda Albert E. Allen Murray, Jr.

7 fur.

1:25.79

$125,000

2006

Clifton Park

2

Rosie Napravnik Bruce C. Jackson Trade Wind Farms

7 fur.

1:25.07

$125,000

2005

Creve Coeur

2

Ramon Dominguez H. Graham Motion Eugene F. Ford

7 fur.

1:26.21

$100,000

2004

What's Up Lonely

2

Ryan Fogelsonger Dale Capuano Fortunate Stable

6 fur.

1:11.72

$100,000

2003

Polish Rifle

2

Mario Pino Anthony Dutrow Ronald H. Parker

7 fur.

1:23.17

$100,000

2002

Cherokee's Boy

2

Ryan Fogelsonger Gary Capuano ZWP Stables

6 fur.

1:11.21

$100,000

2001

Pal's Partner

2

A. Cole Walter C. Reese Walter C. Reece

6 fur.

1:11.70

$100,000

2000

T P Louie

2

Felix L. Ortiz Martin E. Ciresa B J Partners

7 fur.

1:23.93

$100,000

1999

Darwin

2

Rick Wilson William Badget, Jr. C K Woods Stable

7 fur.

1:24.20

$100,000

1998

Pulling Punches

2

Mario Verge Michael J. Moran Brushwood Stables

7 fur.

1:25.40

$100,000

1997

Carnivorous Habit

2

Edgar S. Prado Hamilton A. Smith Hickory Plainss Farm

7 fur.

1:27.00

$100,000

1996

Carrolls Favorite

2

Mark Johnston H. Graham Motion Eugene F. Ford

7 fur.

1:23.60

$100,000

1995

Count On Numbers

2

Mark Johnston Carlos A. Garcia Herman J. Kassow

7 fur.

1:25.60

$100,000

1994

Sam's Quest

2

Richard Migliore Francis P. Campitelli Frank Giardina

7 fur.

1:24.80

$100,000

1993

Run Alden

2

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

7 fur.

1:24.00

$100,000

1992

Military Look

2

Kent Desormeaux Charles Hadry Stuart S. Janney, III

6 fur.

1:12.00

$100,000

1991

Coolin It

2

L. Rivera, Jr. Hubert Hines Mrs. Ben Cohen

6 fur.

1:11.40

$100,000

1990

Xray

2

Craig Perret Richard J. Lundy Allen Paulsen

6 fur.

1:12.40

$100,000

1989

Real Tough

2

M. T. Hunter Sandra Stancer Sandra Stancer

6 fur.

1:10.80

$100,000

1988

Snow King

2

Kent Desormeaux Loren Pate Sondra Bender

6 fur.

1:24.60

$100,000

1987

Sean's Ferrari

2

Lafit Pincay, Jr. j. William Boniface McManus Stable

6 fur.

1:12.20

$100,000

1986

First Patriot

2

Vincent Bracciale, Jr. H. Allen Jerkens W. Rickman

1 mile

1:37.40

$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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