Longtime owner and breeder Bob Manfuso liked what he saw on Jim MacKay Maryland Million Day this year, and he believes it’s a direct result of investment in racing and cooperation among stakeholders in the state.
Manfuso, who owns and operates Chanceland Farm in West Friendship, Md., with trainer Katherine Voss, noted the “spectacular” capital improvements at Laurel Park and the size and diversity of the crowd that attended the Oct. 22 program that showcases the progeny of Maryland sires. He said the “passion for racing” shown by Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group; Maryland Jockey Club president and general manager Sal Sinatra; and their team is producing benefits.
“I think the results on Maryland Million Day are a reflection of that,” said Manfuso, a member of the MTHA Board of irectors. “It was particularly fun to see the diversity of the people who had a great time. It was a positive experience for us who have been in the game a day or two and for newcomers as well.
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