- 20 Oct
This year’s Maryland Million is more than a showcase of the state’s Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry—it also offers the Maryland Jockey Club an opportunity to unveil the investment it is making in the industry.
A major renovation of most of the Laurel Park clubhouse was completed in time for the Oct. 22 Maryland Million, which was launched in 1986. But it’s part of a much larger project: a rebuild of the entire facility with a look to the future, which could include Maryland’s first Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer for The Stronach Group, which owns Laurel and Pimlico Race Course, on Oct. 18 indicated Maryland is the right location for investment and growth.