How To Make A Million At Laurel Park on Million Day
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How To Make A Million At Laurel Park on Million Day

Ricky Fuller

Hello and welcome to racing at one of my favorite race tracks, Laurel Park! Saturday October 23rd is Million Day at Laurel Park. A full card of 12 stakes races awaits for one of Maryland's best days of racing. When it comes to making money at the track, it's no secret that a pick 5 or a pick 6 can have life changing money. While a true million is likely a bit steep of a payoff, we can at least attempt to cut into that amount by looking to hit the late twenty cent rainbow pick 6. For those new to a "pick" bet, this is a type of bet that you must pick the winner in each consecutive race. If you miss even just one race, you will not get the payout. It is the equivalent of a parlay in the sports betting market.



Before I jump into my pick 6 analysis, I'd like to point out a promo with our friends at  Twinspires . You must click "CLAIM NOW" on the offer tab to get Exacta insurance for EVERY race at Laurel Park on Saturday, up to $10! If your straight exacta horses come top 3, but not in the order you selected them, you will receive your bet back. I will have a FULL card of suggested Exacta plays for this promo!


  • Where: Laurel Park

  • Date: October 23 2021

  • Races: 7 - 12

  • Time: 2:54 pm EST

  • Watch: TVG

Race 7 is gracious enough to start us off with a single in the pick 6. It's always crucial to find singles in these long pick sequences so that our bet does not get too out of control. Hello Beautiful is the likeliest winner on the entire card to me. There is little speed signed on and last time out, Hello Beautiful went gate to wire and won by 10 lengths over other horses found in this same race today.

Thank goodness the pick 6 started off with a single because we are getting in over our heads a bit in race 8, which is the Nursery Stakes. As the name implies, this race is for baby two-year-old boys. This race is going to test our handicapping skills with some lightly raced horses. I am pretty high Mr Mox, but not high enough to get away with a single in a baby race. Mr Mox should be on or near the lead which should help him find the finish line. A long shot that I also expect to be forwardly placed is the solo raced Bet On Blitz at 12-1. This horse broke his maiden at Laurel in a 5.5F race where he was sent to the front and never looked back, winning by over 8 lengths. I am also going to include Buff Hello, Local Motive, Coastal Mission, and All For Love.


The morning line favorite in race 9 is winless in 2021. What's even more interesting is that THREE horses in this race have already beat him this year, so the odds are a little puzzling. Despite that, we are still going to use Cannon's Roar on our pick 6. We are also going to include some of those winners that have proven themselves at this mile and an eighth distance in the Turf Stakes. Somekindofmagician is a closer and will require the right pace setup, but has a victory over the top choice. We will also include Trifor Gold and Street Copper.


We are going to have to watch the Also Eligible list in race 10 because there are two horses that are must uses if they draw in. These horses are Jaxon Traveler and Whereshetoldmetogo. I don't think they will draw into the field, so I am going to focus on the horses that are already in. This is a clear three horse race. My favorite between Fortheluvofbourbon, Double Crown and Band On Tour is the latter. This horse loves the Maryland circuit while the other two are shipping in from Parx and Gulfstream, respectively.


The Maryland Million Classic is race 11 and the card's feature. Does anyone love a local cinderalla story? If so, you're going to love Ain't Da Beer Cold in this race. Wouldn't it just be perfect to have a 20-1 Maryland bred shot win this race? It's not as far fetched as the odds suggest. This horse has only ran two routes in his career. In both of those races, he wanted more distance. He owns a win and a place, by a nose. For some reason, they keep running this horse at sprint distances and boy oh boy could we have a gem. Now, he will need to get past Tappin Cat, coming in on a three race win streak. Tappin Cat has never ran this distance, but I fully expect Tappin Cat to be in the money. I am also going to include Dream Big Dreams and The Poser.


The finale is not for the faint of heart. Race 12 features sprinters attempting a route. I am going to use ALL in this race because the unknown aspect of who can get the distance isn't something I want to chance if we are still alive at this point!


My Play:

Pick 6: 2 / 1,5,6,8,10,13 / 1,5,6,7 / 3,7,8 / 5,6,7,8 / ALL

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