logo1

The inaugural Coalition Stakes, to be run on Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Timonium race meet at the Maryland State Fair, closed with 43 nominations.

The $75,000 guaranteed stakes - with a potential purse of $110,000 - is for 3-year-olds and up going 6 1/2 furlongs. 
 


“This year, horsemen are running for ‘real Maryland money’ at our race meet,” says Bill Reightler, Race Meet Coordinator and board member of the Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society. “Our purses are running very close to parity with Laurel Park's purses, with a 16 percent increase over 2016. The purses and the value of the stakes race are the highest we have had in our 137-year history.”



The $75,000 purse is augmented with an additional $25,000 for Maryland-bred/Maryland-sired runners, and $10,000 bonus to the winner if a Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sales graduate.



The Timonium race meet begins Friday, Aug. 25 and runs Friday, Saturday and Sundays up to and including Labor Day. Daily post time is 1:05.

 

For the list of nominations click here

For the Equibase Past Performances click here

More News

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.

Read more ...