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Maryland Million reports largest betting handle in more than a decade

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Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado aboard Maryland Million Classic winner Saratoga Bob. Photo courtesy of the Maryland Jockey Club.

Last Saturday’s Maryland Million, a day of stakes races at Laurel Park featuring the progeny of in-state stallions, saw a 30 percent increase in wagering, and for the first time since 2007, the overall betting handle surpassed $5 million, the Maryland Jockey Club announced.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Laurel Park with the Maryland Jockey Club

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Crowd shotThe luck of the Irish will be strong at Laurel Park on Saturday, March 12, when the park¬†hosts its annual St. Paddy’s Day Pig Roast.

The party, organized by the Maryland Jockey Club, runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with the first post time at 1:10 p.m. Throughout the day, there will be fantastic thoroughbred racing, including the $75,000 Caesar’s Wish Stakes and the $75,000 Private Terms Stakes.

Skier Bode Miller Has a Winning Horse at Laurel Park

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bodeBetween Under Armour founder Kevin Plank and Orioles owner Peter Angelos, the celebrity list of Maryland racehorse owners already had a lot of punch. But it appears there’s still room for other winners used to being on the podium.

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