Maryland Million postponed

Heavy rains cause cancellation

Twelve-race program moved to Oct. 15


Heavy rain and the threat of severe flooding led officials to cancel today's 20th running of the Maryland Million at Laurel Park.

The twelve race program for the offspring of Maryland sires has been rescheduled for next Saturday, October 15. Horses that were pre-entered will be eligible to compete. The post position draw will be held on Wednesday, October 12. Post time for the card will be 12:15 p.m.

"We are extremely disappointed with the action we had to take as a result of the torrential rain we received," said Lou Raffetto, Chief Operating Officer for the Maryland Jockey Club. "After consulting with the Maryland Million officials we made a collective decision to cancel. We would not have done them justice by conducting racing on a day such as this."

The Grade III $150,000 Safely Kept Breeders' Cup, scheduled for October 15, will now be contested on Sunday, October 16.

October 8, 2005, 11:12 AM EDT

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