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Maryland Million Turf Sprint Handicap

Restricted State-bred Stakes race
Maryland Million Turf Sprint Handicap
Location Laurel Park Racecourse,
Laurel, MarylandFlag of the United States


OR
Pimlico Race Course,
Baltimore, Maryland Flag of the United States

Inaugurated 2004
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Marylandthoroughbred.com
Race information
Distance 5.5 furlongs
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds and up
Purse $100,000

Maryland Million Turf Sprint Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in October since 2004 primarily at Laurel Park Racecourse in Laurel, Maryland or at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. To be eligible for the Maryland Million Turf 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 its 6th 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 Turf Spint Handicap

Speed record:

  • 0:55.80 - Deliver the Roses (2006)

Most wins by an owner:

  • no multiple winners of the Maryland Million Turf Spint Handicap

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - |Ben M. Feliciano Jr. (2004 & 2009)

Winners of the Maryland Million Turf Sprint Handicap

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Distance

Time

Purse

2009

Natural Seven

5

Ramon Dominguez Ben M. Feliciano Jr.

5.5 fur.

1:01.59

$100,000

2008

Kosmo’s Buddy

6

Eric Camacho Timothy E. Salzman Arnold K. Smolen

5.5 fur.

1:02.84

$100,000

2007

Happy Sunrise

4

Horatio A. Karamanos Howard E. Wolfendale Robert L. Cole, Jr.

5.5 fur.

1:01.62

$150,000

2006

Deliver the Roses

6

E. D. Rodriguez Robert Leaf, Jr. Paul G. Hartman

5.5 fur.

0:55.91

$100,000

2005

Sarah's Prospect

3

Ramon A. Dominguez Martin Zaretsky Michael J. Gill

5.5 fur.

0:56.63

$100,000

2004

Namequest

8

T. G. Turner Ben M. Feliciano, Jr. Taking Risks Stable

5.5 fur.

0:57.22

$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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