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Maryland Million Sprint Handicap

Restricted State-bred Stakes race
Maryland Million Sprint Handicap
Location Laurel Park Racecourse,
Laurel, MarylandFlag 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 3/4 miles (6 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds and up
Purse $150,000

Maryland Million Sprint Handicap 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 Sprint Handicap, 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]

In 1986 the race was called the First National Bank of Maryland Sprint Handicap. In 1987 and 1988 the race was called the Jiffy Lube Sprint Handicap. In 1989 therace was sponsored by the state Department of Tourism and was called the State of Maryland Sprint Handicap. From 1990 to 1993 the race was called the U.S. Air Maryland Sprint Handicap. In 1994-1995 the race was called the B.W.I. Airport Maryland Sprint Handicap. In 2003 the race was called the Susquehanna Bank Maryland Sprint Handicap and in 2007 the race was called the Fasi-Tipton Sprint Handicap. The race currently offers a purse of $150,000.

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

Contents

Records

Most wins:

  • no multiple winners of the Maryland Million Spint Handicap

Speed record:

  • 1:08.56 - McKendree (2000)

Most wins by an owner:

  • no multiple winners of the Maryland Million Spint Handicap

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Maryland Million Sprint Handicap

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Distance

Time

Purse

2009

Roaring Lion

5

Ramon Dominguez Bruce Levine Repole Stable

6 fur.

1:08.68

$100,000

2008

Celtic Innis

6

C. Gibbs Timothy L. Keefe E. Allen Murray, Jr.

6 fur.

1:10.81

$150,000

2007

Grand Champion

4

Ramon Dominguez James A. Jerkens Susan and John Moore

6 fur.

1:10.27

$150,000

2006

Irontron

6

Jeremy Rose Scott Lake Trade Winds Stable

6 fur.

1:09.54

$150,000

2005

Saay Mi Name

5

Christopher VanHassel Wayne Bailey Wayne Bailey

6 fur.

1:10.68

$150,000

2004

My Poker Player

4

Ryan Fogelsonger Bruce N. Levine Roddy Valente

6 fur.

1:10.13

$100,000

2003

Michael's Pride

6

Ramon Dominguez Howard E. Wolfendale Edward E. Turner

6 fur.

1:24.11

$100,000

2002

Deer Run

3

Mario Pino Christpoher W. Grove William R. Harris

6 fur.

1:10.47

$100,000

2001

Jorgie Stover

3

Michael McCarthy John V. Alecci P & J Stable

6 fur.

1:10.47

$100,000

2000

McKendree

4

Mark Johnston Scott A. Lake E & G Stables

6 fur.

1:08.56

$100,000

1999

Aristotle

3

Michael McCarthy Louis Albertrani Paraneck Stable

6 fur.

1:09.40

$100,000

1998

Greenspring Willy

3

Larry Reynolds Richard Dutrow Post Time 96

6 fur.

1:10.20

$100,000

1997

Aberfoyle

5

Mark Johnston John J. Lenzini C. Frank Hopkins

6 fur.

1:10.60

$100,000

1996

Punch Line

6

Mario Pino William H. Turner, Jr. Althea Richards

6 fur.

1:09.80

$100,000

1995

Foxie G

4

Edgar Prado Dale Capuano Phillip Capuano

6 fur.

1:09.40

$100,000

1994

Prenup

3

Jose Santos Mark Hennig Edward P. Evans

6 fur.

1:09.00

$100,000

1993

Military Look

3

Kent Desormeaux Charles Hadry Stuart S. Janney, III

6 fur.

1:09.40

$100,000

1992

Charlie You Know

4

Steve Hamilton Wallace Neilson Joseph C. Perry

6 fur.

1:10.60

$100,000

1991

Smart Alec

3

Mario Pino Richard W. Delp Mrs. W. F. L. Tutle

6 fur.

1:10.80

$100,000

1990

Jeweler's Choice

5

Craig Perret John W. Hicks, III G. A. Huguely

6 fur.

1:09.80

$100,000

1989

Deputy Shaw

4

Jose C. Ferrer David Monaci Ron Davis

6 fur.

1:09.20

$100,000

1988

King's Nest

3

Chris McCarron Richard E. Dutrow, Sr. Sondra Bender

6 fur.

1:10.20

$100,000

1987

Cool Joe

5

Vincent Bracciale, Jr. H. Allen Jerkens Country Roads

6 fur.

1:11.40

$100,000

1986

King's Swan

6

Vincent Bracciale, Jr. Richard E. Dutrow, Sr. Moshe Asher Stable

6 fur.

1:11.00

$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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