Maryland Million Lassie

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Maryland Million Lassie
Restricted State-bred Stakes race
Location Laurel Park Racecourse,
Laurel, Maryland, Maryland
United StatesUnited States
Inaugurated 1986
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.marylandthoroughbred.com/newsindex.php?articleid=953
Race information
Distance (7 furlongs)
Surface Dirt
Track left-handed
Qualification Two-year-old fillies
Purse $101,000 (2009)

Maryland Million Lassie is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in October since 1986 primarily at Laurel Park Racecourse in Laurel, Maryland or at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. To be eligible for the Maryland Million Nursery, 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 its structure.[1]

At its inception in 1986 the race was run at one mile. In 1987 and 1989 through 1992, 2001, 2002, and 2004 the race was run at 6 furlongs. In addition to the prize money, the winning owner receives a Maryland Million Waterford Crystal bowl.

In its 30th running in 2015, the race was restricted to those horses who were sired by a stallion who stands in the state of Maryland. Both the entrant horse and their stallion had to be nominated to the Maryland Million program.

Records[edit]

Speed record:

  • 6 furlongs : 1:11.04 - Jonesin for Jerry (2013)
  • 7 furlongs : 1:23.80 - Prospector's Fuel (1994)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Hal C. B. Clagett (1990, 1992)
  • 2 - R. Larry Johnson (2010, 2014)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Maryland Million Lassie[edit]

Yr
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
Time
Purse
2016 Item 2 Tyler Conner Rodrigo Madrigal, Sr. Tom Coulter 6 fur. 1:12.45 $100,000
2015 Lexington Street 2 Jevian Toledo Gary Capuano Marathon Farms 6 fur. 1:11.13 $100,000
2014 My Magician 2 Julian Pimentel Mike Trombetta R. Larry Johnson 6 fur. 1:12.11 $100,000
2013 Jonesin for Jerry 2 Abel Castellano, Jr. John Robb Hidden Hill Farm 6 fur. 1:11.04 $100,000
2012 Classy Coco 2 M. Rispoli T. Houghton Michael Cox 6 fur. 1:13.34 $100,000
2011 Bluegrass Atatude 2 Jorge F. Chavez John E. Salzman, Jr. All the Above Racing 6 fur. 1:12.45 $100,000
2010 Doing Great 2 Julian Pimentel Michael J. Trombetta R. Larry Johnson 7 fur. 1:12.06 $100,000
2009 Lil Liara 2 Carlos Marquez, Jr. Cathal Lynch Smith & Kokomo Stable 7 fur. 1:11.82 $100,000
2008 Miss Charm City 2 H. A. Karamanos Carlos A. Garcia James Glenn 7 fur. 1:26.11 $150,000
2007 Love for Not 2 Stewart Elliott Kevin G. Sleeter Golden Dome Stables 7 fur. 1:26.11 $125,000
2006 Spectacular Malibu 2 Julian Pimentel Michael J. Trombetta Country Life Farm 7 fur. 1:25.30 $125,000
2005 Smart and Fancy 2 Ramon A. Dominguez Anthony W. Dutrow Win and Place Stable 7 fur. 1:25.98 $100,000
2004 Hear Us Roar 2 L. Garcia Francis P. Campitelli Rosalee C. Davidson 6 fur. 1:11.61 $100,000
2003 Richetta 2 Ramon A. Dominguez Robin L. Graham Elk Manor Farm 7 fur. 1:24.33 $100,000
2002 Object of Virtue 2 Craig Perret Gregory D. Foley Leslie D. Linkenhoker 6 fur. 1:13.72 $100,000
2001 Night Breeze 2 Ramon A. Dominguez H. Graham Motion Lazy Lane Farms, Inc. 6 fur. 1:11.85 $100,000
2000 Your Out 2 Ramon A. Dominguez H. Graham Motion Eugene F. Ford 7 fur. 1:24.11 $100,000
1999 Gin Talking 2 Mark T. Johnston Hamilton A. Smiyh Skeedattle Associates 7 fur. 1:24.80 $100,000
1998 Perfect Challenge 2 C. Omar Clinger Linda Albert 3-B Stables 7 fur. 1:26.20 $100,000
1997 Maragold Princess 2 Edgar S. Prado Todd A. Pletcher Michael Cascio 7 fur. 1:26.80 $100,000
1996 Lovely Tasha 2 Rick Wilson Benjamin W. Perkins New Farm & M.Boskin 7 fur. 1:24.80 $100,000
1995 Mystic Rhythms 2 Joe Bravo John F. Dowd Just for Fun Stable 7 fur. 1:24.40 $100,000
1994 Prospector's Fuel 2 Mario Pino William Donovan Colossal Stable 7 fur. 1:23.80 $100,000
1993 Lady Beaumont 2 F. Castillo Ronald Alfano Mrs. J. W. Y. Martin, Jr. 7 fur. 1:25.20 $100,000
1992 Carnirainbow 2 Greg W. Hutton John J. Robb Hal C. B. Clagett 6 fur. 1:12.60 $100,000
1991 Missy White Oak 2 Julie Krone Charles J. Hadry Meeting House Farm 6 fur. 1:12.60 $100,000
1990 Ameri Allen 2 A. Delgado John J. Robb Hal C. B. Clagett 6 fur. 1:13.40 $100,000
1989 She's a Champ 2 Mike Luzzi Harold A. Allen Search's Haven 6 fur. 1:11.80 $100,000
1988 Ms. Gold Pole 2 Julie Krone John H. Forbes R. J. Trancone 7 fur. 1:24.00 $100,000
1987 Thirty Eight Go Go 2 Chris McCarron King T. Leatherbury K. T. Leatherbury, Inc. 6 fur. 1:12.60 $100,000
1986 Smart Halo 2 Don Seymour James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1 mile 1:39.60 $100,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maryland Million 2008, October 4, Laurel Park, Official Souvenir Guide for 23rd Running, page 4 and 5.