Set to take place Oct. 17 at Laurel Park, the 38th Jim McKay Maryland Million has attracted 281 pre-entries with defending champions MSW Ournationparade (Cat Nation) and MSW & MGSP Fille d'Esprit (Great Notion) leading the fields. Ournationonparade is one of 21 Classic pre-entries, eight of whom are Maryland-bred but not Maryland-sired, while last year's Maryland Million Distaff winner, and reigning Maryland-bred Horse of the Year, Fille d'Esprit highlights 23 pre-entries in the Distaff, 18 of whom are Maryland-sired.
Maryland-bred horses may participate in a Maryland Million race if less than eight Maryland Million-eligible horses are entered. Final entries will be taken and drawn Sunday, Oct. 8. A complete list of pre-entries for their respective races is available on the Maryland Million website.