- Maryland Million Turf Sprint Handicap
Restricted State-bred Stakes race
Maryland Million Turf Sprint Handicap
Pimlico Race Course,
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.
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.
- no multiple winners of the Maryland Million Turf Spint Handicap
- 0:55.80 - Deliver the Roses (2006)
Most wins by an owner:
- 2 - The Jim Stable (2010 & 2011)
Most wins by a jockey:
- 2 - Ramon Dominguez (2005 & 2009)
Most wins by a trainer:
- 2 - King T. Leatherbury (2010 & 2011)
- 2 - Ben M. Feliciano Jr. (2004 & 2009)
Winners of the Maryland Million Turf Sprint Handicap
Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse 2011 Ben's Cat 5 Jeremy Rose King T. Leatherbury The Jim Stable 5.5 fur. 1:06.07 $100,000 2010 Ben's Cat 4 Julian Pimentel King T. Leatherbury The Jim Stable 5.5 fur. 1:05.54 $100,000 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
- Maryland Million Turf Sprint Handicap top three finishers
- Maryland Million Day
- Laurel Park Racecourse
- ^ Maryland Million 2008, October 4, Laurel Park, Official Souvenir Guide for 23rd Running, page 4 and 5.
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