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Maryland Million

October 06, 2005|By LORI SEARS

If you're a fan of Maryland horseracing, you'll want to be at the Maryland Million at Laurel Park on Saturday. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the racing event, which is restricted to the offspring of Maryland stallions. Racing fans will see Maryland horses compete in 12 races, with purses totaling nearly $1.5 million.

In addition to watching the races, visitors can attend an autograph-signing by Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, watch musical performances by the Marine Corps Marching Band and see the Maryland Million Horse Fair.

Post time for the Maryland Million is at 12:35 p.m. Saturday. The races and events take place at Laurel Park, Route 198 and Racetrack Road, Laurel. Events run from noon to 4 p.m. General admission $3; free for ages under 12. 410-252-2100.

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