Laurel Park hosted its 2012 edition of the Maryland Million Day on Saturday, October 6th and Pennsylvania-Breds had an exceptional day winning four of the eleven stakes on the program.
The day began with the $97,000 Maryland Million Lassie Stakes, which was won by Classy Coco. Bred in Pennsylvania by Jonathan Thorne & Mr. & Mrs. Rick Abbott, the Bernie Houghton trainee edged away in the final furlong to defeat Stormy Adventure by 1 1/2 lengths.
The second race on the card was the $50,000 Starter Stakes won by Motherload Hipster. The 4-year-old PA-Bred filly was bred and owned by Dr. Ronald Harris Parker and trained by Todd Beattie.
Ellen Dale Racing’s Pennsylvania-Bred Roadhog captured the $100,000 Maryland Million Turf Stakes. Trained by Liz Merryman, the 5-year-old gelded son of Bowman’s Band swept to command inside the eighth pole to win by 2 3/4 lengths as odds on favorite.
The final PA-Bred to score on the day was Joey P Stables’ Varborough. Bred by Hamilton Smith the three-year-old son of Outflanker took the $50,000 Starter Stakes by a length over Devilish Gait.