Jim McKay Maryland Million Day - Oct. 18

Save the date! The 29th renewal of Jim McKay Maryland Million Day is set for Saturday, Oct. 18, at Laurel Park. Widely celebrated as "Maryland's Day at the Races," Jim McKay Maryland Million Day features races for Maryland-sired horses with purses and awards totaling over $1 million. 

Go to http://marylandmillion.com for more details and Maryland Million news, history and more.

2013 TASS Awards

The Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series (TASS) awards banquet, held Feb. 1 at The Carriage Room at Laurel Park, recognized the top show horses to participate in the Thoroughbred-only horse show series in the Mid-Atlantic region in 2013.

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Maryland racing commission implements new contract to enhance safety of horses and athletes

BALTIMORE, MD (February 6, 2014) – In Maryland's continuing effort to comply with the Mid Atlantic Uniform Medication and Drug Testing program which requires laboratories to be fully accredited, the Maryland Board of Public Works approved a 5-year contract with Truesdail Laboratories of Tustin California on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

Truesdail Laboratories to perform analysis of all horses competing in Maryland

Notes from the President: Morning in Annapolis

Legislators sleep in boarding houses during "The Session." They walk across the grounds to and from the State House like professors at a courtly red-brick college, living amid columned Colonial-era buildings of great authority.

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Remembering Tom Voss

The death of Maryland horseman Tom Voss left a void not only for those who knew and admired him in Maryland, but also those who benefited by his support.

The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, of which Voss was a longtime friend and supporter. Contact TRF at (518) 226-0028, visit the website, or mail to P.O. Box 834, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 12866

Kiss to Remember has stakes-winning debut

Maggi Moss’ Kiss to Remember, a 3-year-old daughter of Big Brown trained by Tom Amoss and ridden by Rosie Napravnik, ran to her odds when capturing the $60,000 Battle of New Orleans Stakes at Fair Grounds on Saturday, Feb. 1.

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Country Life Farm Stallion Show Feb. 8

The stallions at Country Life Farm—Friesan Fire, Cal Nation and Freedom Child—will be shown on Saturday, Feb. 8, from noon to 3 p.m. at the renovated stallion barn at the Bel Air farm.

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Heritage Stallions contest

Heritage Stallions in Chesapeake City is offering the "It’s Your Lucky Day Drawing" for a a free season to one of its stallions.

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Maryland-bred champions and industry leaders celebrated virtually during 2023 Renaissance Champion Awards

Winners of the seventh annual Renaissance Champion Awards, a collaborative effort between the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association which recognizes excellence in Thoroughbred racing and breeding in Maryland in the past year, were announced the week of Feb. 26 on the MHBA’s social media accounts. 

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Speedyness lives up to his name in Miracle Wood win

Speedyness earned his first stakes victory in the Miracle Wood for 3-year-olds on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Laurel Park, winning by one and a half lengths after getting pressed on the early lead.

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Miss Harriett prevails in Wide Country

Reigning Maryland Million Lassie champion Miss Harriett added another stakes victory to her record on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Laurel Park when scoring in the Wide Country Stakes by three-quarters of a length.

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