The Maryland Million drew its second big-name jockey yesterday when trainer Mark Hennig said that Jose Santos will be aboard his Grade I winner, Prenup, in the Maryland Million Sprint next Saturday at Laurel Race Course.
Santos, who is 10th in the national standings, will join No. 1-ranked Mike Smith among Maryland Million jockeys.
In addition to Prenup, Santos will ride the Hennig-trained Icy Warning in the Maryland Million Ladies turf stakes.
Prenup was ridden by Jerry Bailey in his last start, when the horse won the Jerome Handicap at Belmont Park, but Bailey chose to ride Pimlico-based Concern next Saturday in the $750,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs.