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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.”

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