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Maryland Million Turf

Restricted State-bred Stakes race
Maryland Million Turf
Location Laurel Park Racecourse,
Laurel, Maryland, United States


OR
Pimlico Race Course,
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Inaugurated 1986
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Marylandthoroughbred.com
Race information
Distance 1 1/8 miles (9 furlongs)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds and up
Purse $200,000

Maryland Million Turf 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 Turf, 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]

From its inception in 1986 through 1995, the race was run restricted to only three year-olds. The distance of the race from 1986 through 1992 was 1-1/16 miles. Since 1993 it has been a 1-1/8 mile competition and currently offers a purse of $200,000. Because of inclement weather the race was moved to the main track on dirt in 1992 and in 1995.

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: - Three horses have won the Maryland Million Classic twice:

  • La Reine's Terms (2002, 2005)
  • Winsox (1997, 1998)

Speed record:

  • 1 1/8 mile : 1:46.03 - Forty Crowns (2007)
  • 1 1/16 miles : 1:42.40 - Wave Wise (1989)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Sondra Bender - La Reine's Terms (2002, 2005)
  • 2 - Richard C. Granville - Winsox (1997, 1998)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 3 - Horacio Karamanos

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 3 - John Fisher

Winners of the Maryland Million Turf

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Distance
(Miles)

Time

Purse

2009

Target Sighted

3

Jeremy Rose Francis P. Campitelli The Maltese Cross II

1-1/8

1:49.03

$200,000

2008

Broadway Producer

5

Horacio Karamanos John P. Terranova, II Sovereign Stable

1-1/8

1:49.99

$200,000

2007

Forty Crowns

4

Luis Garcia Edmond Gaudet Morris Bailey

1-1/8

1:46.03

$200,000

2006

Private Scandal

6

Horacio Karamanos Peter Bazeos Ioannis T. Korologos

1-1/8

1:47.56

$150,000

2005

La Reine's Terms

10

Jeremy Rose Lawrence Murray Sondra Bender

1-1/8

1:51.60

$150,000

2004

Dr. Detroit

5

Mario Pino Ann Merryman Richard Blue, Jr.

1-1/8

1:50.96

$100,000

2003

Move Those Chains

4

Ramon Dominguez Kevin Boniface Patricia Runyon

1-1/8

1:47.28

$100,000

2002

La Reine's Terms

7

Horacio Karamanos Lawrence Murray Sondra Bender

1-1/8

1:49.28

$100,000

2001

Elberton

4

Albeto Delgado Luigi Gino C. Frank Hopkins

1-1/8

1:48.52

$100,000

2000

Cynics Beware

6

Ramon Dominguez Mary Welby McGill Two Rivers Farm

1-1/8

1:46.95

$100,000

1999

Private Slip

5

R. L. Frazier Dale Capuano Crown Valley Stable

1-1/8

1:54.20

$100,000

1998

Winsox

7

Edgar S. Prado J. William Boniface Richard C. Granville

1-1/8

1:51.40

$100,000

1997

Winsox

6

Edgar S. Prado J. William Boniface Richard C. Granville

1-1/8

1:58.20

$100,000

1996

Trump Mahal

6

S. B. Martinez Robin Graham Frank P. Wright

1-1/8

1:59.40

$100,000

1995

Short Stay

3

Jose A. Santos John Fisher Fitz Eugene Dixon, Jr.

1-1/8

1:52.00

$100,000

1994

Warning Glance

3

Mike Smith Charles Hadry Stuart S. Janney, III

1-1/8

1:52.60

$100,000

1993

Awad

3

John Velasquez David Donk Ryehill Farm

1-1/8

1:49.30

$100,000

1992

Wood Fox

3

Mario Pino Katherine M. Voss John Merryman

1-1/16

1:44.60

$100,000

1991

Scottsville

3

Rick Wilson John Fisher Joseph Walker, Jr.

1-1/16

1:43.00

$100,000

1990

Hear the Bells

3

Rick Wilson John Fisher Due Process Stable

1-1/16

1:43.20

$100,000

1989

Wave Wise

3

G. W. Hutton James E. Day Sam-Son Farm

1-1/16

1:42.40

$100,000

1988

Master Speaker

3

Lafit Pincay, Jr. Virgil W. Raines Anderson Fowler

1-1/16

1:43.20

$100,000

1987

Ringling

3

Lafit Pincay, Jr. Ronald Alfanso Glenn Stable

1-1/16

1:49.20

$100,000

1986

Glow

3

Jerry D. Bailey Woody Stephens Sonia Rogers

1-1/16

1:44.40

$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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