Maryland Million Turf Sprint Handicap

Maryland Million Turf Sprint Handicap
Restricted State-bred Stakes race
Maryland Million Turf Sprint Handicap
Location

Laurel Park Racecourse, Maryland
Laurel, Maryland, United StatesUnited States


OR
Pimlico Race Course,
Baltimore, Maryland 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:

  • 2 - The Jim Stable (2010 & 2011)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 2 - Ramon Dominguez (2005 & 2009)

Most wins by a trainer:

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

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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