logo1

The 2017 Maryland State Fair race meeting in Timonium, held seven days from Aug. 25 through Labor Day, Sept. 4, produced gains in all sources handle of 47.28 percent, $5,261,522 compared to $3,572,474 last year.Attendance at the track was up 6.41 percent.

Leading trainers for the meet were Claudio A. Gonzales (by money won) and Kieron Magee (by points earned).

The leading owner of the meet was Robert L. Cole Jr.; leading jockey was J.D. Acosta.

The meet included the inaugural running of the $100,000 Coalition Stakes, won by Cole’s Blu Moon Ace.

“On behalf of the Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society’s officers and board members, we would like express our sincere appreciation to the participating owners, trainers and fans,” said race meet coordinator and board member Bill Reightler. “Thanks also to the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and Fasig-Tipton Inc. for their support.”

More News

Group 1 winner Long River to stand at Anchor & Hope

Long River, an 8-year-old son of leading sire and sire of sires A.P. Indy out of Breeders’ Cup Distaff-G1 winner Round Pond, has been retired and will stand his first season in 2019 at Anchor & Hope Farm in Port Deposit for a fee of $5,000 live foal.

Read more ...

2018 Maryland Thoroughbred Hall of Fame inductees selected

The Maryland Thoroughbred Hall of Fame’s newest inductees are European champion El Gran Senor and the brilliant filly Caesar’s Wish. The selections were made by a committee of Maryland racing industry members coordinated by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) and Maryland Racing Media Association (MRMA). Read more 

A celebration to recognize this year’s class of inductees will take place at Laurel Park on Maryland Pride Day on Saturday, Aug. 18.

Maryland Horse Industry Foundation is 30!

October 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation. Marking the celebration is a fundraising campaign, the 30 for 30 Campaign, to support the MHIF’s growing menu of educational programs. Read more