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Eighttofasttocatch, Ben's Cat highlight 29th Jim McKay Maryland Million at Laurel Park
Eighttofasttocatch, Ben's Cat highlight 29th Jim McKay Maryland Million at Laurel Park

With purse sizes and bonuses for owners and breeders growing as casino slot machine and table game revenue increasingly is earmarked for the horse racing industry, the quality of horses running in Maryland has begun to rebound after a long decline. On Saturday, two of the stars that carried the state's banner during the sport's darkest period in Maryland will line up again to run in the 29th Jim McKay Maryland Million at Laurel Park. The Maryland Million, run since 1986, is the second-most popular day of racing in the state, after the Preakness. Created by McKay, the late ABC sportscaster, as a showcase for the state's breeding and racing industries, it features runners...

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