The Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society, Inc. announced its 2019 Thoroughbred racing schedule for the Timonium meet. Running from Aug. 23 through Sept. 2, this year's seven days of racing held during the Maryland State Fair will offer purses of over $185,000 daily.
The meet will conduct two added money events: the $75,000 guaranteed Maryland Coalition Stakes for 3-year-olds and older, colts and geldings, going 6 ½ furlongs on Aug. 24; and the Timonium Distaff Stakes for Maryland-bred or Maryland-sired 3-year-old and older fillies and mares, going 6 ½ furlongs on Aug. 31. The popular $20,000 trainers' bonus will be included again this year. Grooms awards to the best turned out in each race will also be awarded.
The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, Maryland Horse Breeders Association, Maryland Jockey Club and Maryland State Fair board helped bring this year's meet to fruition.
The second annual College Day at the Fair will take place on Aug. 24. Nine $1,000 college scholarships are awarded to preregistered full-time college students in attendance. College Day is designed to attract millennials to experience Thoroughbred racing and the Maryland State Fair.
“Without the leadership of Gerry Brewster, Chairman of our Board, Bill Marlow, chairman of our Race Committee, and the entire Board of Directors of the Maryland State Fair, these developments would not be possible. We are particularly excited about our improved stakes program and College Day at the Fair, and thank the sponsors and horsemen for supporting us,” stated Bill Reightler, Director of Racing Operations.
Schedule for Timonium's seven days of Thoroughbred live racing, Post time 1 pm:
August 23 Opening Day of meet
August 24 The Maryland Coalition Stakes
College Day at the Fair
August 25 Live racing
August 30 Live racing
August 31 The Timonium Distaff Stakes
September 1 Live racing
September 2 Live racing, closing day of the meet
Call Racing Secretary Georganne Hale for details, 443-506-6916.
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