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Maryland Million Oaks

Restricted State-bred Stakes race
Maryland Million Oaks
Location Laurel Park Racecourse,
Laurel, Maryland Flag of the United States
OR
Pimlico Race Course,
Baltimore, Maryland Flag of the United States
Inaugurated 1986
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Marylandthoroughbred.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Purse $150,000

Maryland Million Oaks 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 Oaks, 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]

The race was run at 1-1/16 miles in 1991, 1992, 2001, 2002 and 2004 The race was run as the Omni International Maryland Oaks in 1986 and 1987. From 1990 through 1993 the race was called the Challedon Society Maryland Oaks. It was called the Baltimore Magazine Maryland Oaks between 1995 and 1998. The metropolitan newspaper sponsored the race from 1999 through 2002 and it was called the Baltimore Sun Maryland Oaks. In 2004 the race was called the Cosequin Maryland Oaks and in 2007 the race was called the Maryland Lottery Oaks.

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:

  • 1 mile (8 furlongs) : 1:36.40 - Love That Dance (2009)
  • 1-1/16 miles (9 furlongs) : 1:43.80 - Silmaril (2004)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 1 - 25 different owners tied with one

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Maryland Million Oaks

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Distance
(Miles)

Time

Purse

2009

Love That Dance

3

Carlos Marquez, Jr. Benjamin W. Perkins, Jr. John Petrini

1 mile

1:36.40

$100,000

2008

Sweet Goodbye

3

J. D. Acosta Christopher W. Grove William R. Harris

1 mile

1:38.47

$150,000

2007

Moon Catcher

3

Tony Black Timothy F. Ritchie CJZ Racing Stable

1 mile

1:37.47

$150,000

2006

Smart and Fancy

3

Jeremy Rose Anthony W. Dutrow Win and Place Stable

1 mile

1:37.34

$150,000

2005

Sticky Fitzhugh LLC

3

Jozbin Z. Santana Richard W. Small Fitzhugh LLC

1-1/8

1:54.20

$150,000

2004

Silmaril

3

Abel Castellano Jr. Christopher W. Grove Stephen E. Quick

1-1/16

1:43.80

$100,000

2003

River Cruise

3

Jeremy Rose Lawence E. Murray Sondra D. Bender

1-1/8

1:50.65

$100,000

2002

Undercover

3

Mario Pino Anthony W. Dutrow Anthony W. Dutrow

1-1/16

1:43.90

$100,000

2001

Along Came Mary

3

Travis Dunkelberger H. James Bond Gerald A. Nielsen

1-1/16

1:45.71

$100,000

2000

Gin Talking

3

Ramon Dominguez Robin L. Graham Skeedattle Associates

1-1/8

1:48.71

$100,000

1999

Saratoga Friends

3

Rick Wilson Anthony W. Dutrow Saratoga Friends Stable

1-1/8

1:51.00

$100,000

1998

Maragold Princess

3

Edgar S. Prado Todd A. Pletcher Michael Cascio

1-1/8

1:51.00

$100,000

1997

Proud Run

3

Nick Santagata Richard J. Hendriks Katharine W. Merryman

1-1/8

1:51.00

$100,000

1996

The Rulers Sister

3

Edgar S. Prado Donald H. Barr Childs & Childs Stable

1-1/8

1:49.00

$100,000

1995

Urbane

3

Corey Nakatani Randy Bradshaw Siegel Family

1-1/8

1:50.00

$100,000

1994

Churchbell Chimes

3

Albert Delgado J. William Boniface Susan Granville

1-1/8

1:50.00

$100,000

1993

Champion Jay

3

Edgar S. Prado Carlos A. Garcia Herman J. Kossow

1-1/8

1:50.00

$100,000

1992

Deputation

3

Julie Krone Claude R. McGaughey III Stuart S. Janney III

1-1/16

1:44.00

$100,000

1991

Richards Lass

3

Jorge F. Chavez Alfredo Callejas Robert M. Perez

1-1/16

1:42.00

$100,000

1990

McKilts

3

Joe Rocco W. Meredith Bailes DanDar Farm

1-1/8

1:50.00

$100,000

1989

Beware of the Cat

3

Eddie Maple Lazaro S. Barrera Ryehill Farm

1-1/8

1:50.00

$100,000

1988

Oh My Pride

3

Jose A. Santos Michael J. Moran Ivy Dell Stud

1-1/8

1:51.00

$100,000

1987

Angelina County

3

Mario G. Pino J. William Boniface Carey K. Miller

1-1/8

1:50.00

$100,000

1986

Smart n Quick

3

Albert Delgado Katharine M. Voss J. B. Merryman

1-1/8

1:51.00

$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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