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Maryland Million reports largest betting handle in more than a decade

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


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


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.