Learn about Maryland’s State Horse at The Maryland State Fair Thoroughbred 101 Seminar on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Grandstand Grille on the second floor of the Timonium Fairgrounds grandstand.


Everyone is invited to this free event, where topics will include Maryland’s Thoroughbred history and heritage; handicapping and wagering; and producing and owning a race horse. It’s also a chance to meet with people connected to the horses racing at the Maryland State Fair. Details

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May 15 2018 segment on WJZ TV

In case you missed it, here is WJZ's coverage of the recently released AHC Economic Impact study for Maryland.

Horse industry boosts Md. year round, not just at Preakness Time

For more than 250 years, horses have played a vital role in Maryland’s culture, spirit and history, going back to 1743, when the Maryland Jockey Club — the oldest sporting organization in North America — was chartered.

Read executive director Cricket Goodall's Op-Ed in The Baltimore Sun here

Maryland Horse Industry Adds $1.3 billion to Maryland’s Economy

Home to more than 100,000 horses, Maryland ranks No. 1 in terms of horses per square mile

Baltimore, Md. (May 14, 2018) – The 2018 Economic Impact Study produced by the American Horse Council confirms that Maryland’s horse industry adds more than $1.3 billion to Maryland’s economy. The report found that the horse industry total employment impact is more than 21,000 jobs, including a more than $500 million impact from the horse racing sector alone.

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