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Cox Hoping to Celebrate $150,000 Classic with Ain't Da Beer Cold

6-Year-Old Gelding Looks to Give Trainer First Maryland Million Win
Richest of Eight Stakes, Four Starter Stakes, on ‘Maryland’s Day at the Races’

BALTIMORE – Kenny Cox took out his trainer’s license in 1987, the year after the Maryland Million was launched. Though based in the state throughout his career, which includes a pair of state meet titles and several stakes winners led by Flaming Emperor, he has yet to win a race at the event.

Hello Beautiful Chasing History in $100,000 Maryland Million Distaff

Fellow Multiple Stakes Winner Street Lute Stands in Way of Third Win
Among Eight Stakes, Four Starter Stakes, on ‘Maryland’s Day at the Races’

BALTIMORE – Already a two-time winner in Maryland Million competition among her seven career stakes victories, 4-year-old filly Hello Beautiful can join some elite company with a third event triumph in Saturday’s $100,000 Distaff at Laurel Park.

Friday's Stronach 5 features $76,823 Carryover

Low 12-Percent Takeout
Races from Laurel, Santa Anita, Gulfstream, and Golden Gate

BALTIMORE – The weekend will begin with a bang Friday with a rare carryover in the Stronach 5 of $76,823.80.

The popular wager will feature a low 12-percent takeout and races from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields.

The Stronach 5 begins with Laurel Park’s very competitive eighth race, a maiden special weight event for 2-year-olds at seven furlongs.

Merryman Family Tradition Still Going Strong in Maryland

Combined 25 Maryland Million Wins as Breeders, Owners, Trainers

BALTIMORE – There was a time, not long ago, when Michael Merryman considered making his living at something other than the family business. At first, he followed his dream to become a major league pitcher before that gave way to more practical pursuits like architecture or engineering.

Eventually, the lure of a life he had always known won out.

Toasting Maryland Million Turf Winners in Second Careers

Talk Show Man, Phlash Phelps Compete in Mega-Makeover Event
Talk Show Man Gets His Own Hazy Pale Ale

BALTIMORE – Two years after retiring his multiple stakes-winning homebred, veterinarian Dr. Michael J. Harrison continues to find ways to celebrate Talk Show Man.

There are the memories, of course. As a racehorse, the Great Notion gelding won eight races and more than $450,000 in purses from 40 career starts from 2013-19, including stakes victories in the 2014 and 2018 Maryland Million Turf and 2015 Henry S. Clark.

Stakes Test Up Next for Moquist Following Saturday Triumph

3-Year-Old Nyquist Filly Remains Undefeated Through Three Starts

BALTIMORE – Next stop, stakes.

Mopo Racing’s Moquist, a 3-year-old daughter of 2016 Florida Derby (G1) and Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Nyquist, earned a shot at stakes company after keeping her perfect record intact with a front-running 3 ½-length victory in Saturday’s sixth race at Laurel Park.

Get Ready for a Stronach 5 Carryover of $76,823 Oct. 22

Two Longshots Win Friday’s Races at Laurel

BALTIMORE – The Stronach 5 will have a rare carryover Oct. 22 of $76,823.80 after there were no winning tickets Friday.

Featuring a low 12-percent takeout, the Stronach 5 proved tough to hit Friday when two races from Laurel Park produced longshot winners of $33.80 and $26. The remaining three races from Santa Anita Park and Gulfstream Park had payoffs of $10 or less.

He's a Shooter Gives Trainer Gonzalez 1,000th Career Victory

Maryland’s Top Trainer Four Straight Years Watches from Chile

BALTIMORE – On his way to leading all Maryland trainers in wins for a fifth consecutive year, Claudio Gonzalez earned his 1,000th career victory when MCA Racing Stable’s He’s a Shooter rolled to his third straight triumph in Thursday’s seventh race at Laurel Park.

36th Jim McKay Maryland Million Attracts 249 Pre-Entries

G3-Placed Cordmaker, Galerio Among 23 for $150,000 Classic
Defending Champion Hello Beautiful Tops 20 in $100,000 Distaff
Laurel to Host ‘Maryland’s Day at the Races’ Saturday, Oct. 23

BALTIMORE – Five defending champions led by multiple stakes-winning filly Hello Beautiful, and graded-stakes placed horses Cordmaker, Galerio, Double Crown and No Mo Lady are among 249 pre-entries in 12 stakes on the 36th annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day program Saturday, Oct. 23 at Laurel Park.

Five Intriguing Puzzles to Friday's Stronach 5

Low 12-Percent Takeout
Races from Laurel, Gulfstream, and Santa Anita

BALTIMORE – Five competitive and interesting races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park will comprise Friday’s Stronach 5.

The coast-to-coast action begins at approximately 4:27 ET and features a low 12-percent takeout.