The Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society, Inc is pleased to announce the 2018 Thoroughbred racing schedule for the Timonium meet. Running from August 24 through September 3 this year's seven days of racing held during the Maryland State Fair will offer purses of over $185,000 daily.
For the first time in many years, the meet will conduct two added money events: the $75,000 guaranteed Maryland Distaff Stakes, for 3-year-old and older fillies and mares going 6 ½ furlongs on August 25. On September 1, the second running of the Maryland Coalition Stakes for 3-year-olds and older, colts and geldings, going 6 ½ furlongs with $75,000 guaranteed. 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.
We would like to thank the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, the Maryland Jockey Club and the Maryland State Fair board for bringing this to fruition.
Also on August 25, we will conduct College Day at the Fair. Nine $1,000 college scholarships will be awarded to preregistered full time college students in attendance. College Day is designed to attract young millennials to experience Thoroughbred racing and the Maryland State Fair
“Without the leadership of Gerry Brewster, Chairman of our Board, Bill Marlow, head of our racing 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 our sponsors and horsemen for supporting us,” stated Bill Reightler, Director of Racing Operations.
Schedule for Timonium's seven days of Thoroughbred live racing:
August 24 Opening Day of meet
August 25 The inaugural running of the Maryland Distaff Stakes
College Day at the Fair
August 26 Live racing
August 31 Live racing
September 1 The second running of the Maryland Coalition Stakes
Maryland Horse Council Day at the Races
September 2 Live racing
September 3 Live racing, closing day of the meet
Call Racing Secretary Georganne Hale for details, 443-506-6916.
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