Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association

Timonium Announces 2017 Race Dates; Daily Purses Up 16 Percent

The Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2017 racing schedule for the Timonium meet. This year’s seven days of racing held during the Maryland State Fair boasts purses of $185,000 daily, up more than 16% from 2016’s $159,000 per day. For the first time in many years, the meet […]

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Fantasy Ownership Day Attracts ‘Incredible’ 300 Participants At Laurel

Access to the paddock and winner’s circle, as well as a total prize pool of $50,000, were among the features that awaited registered participants for the inaugural Fantasy Owners Day Saturday at Laurel Park. Designed as an introduction to prospective Thoroughbred owners, Fantasy Owners Day was presented jointly by the Maryland Jockey Club, Maryland Thoroughbred […]

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Maryland: Budget Shortfall Nixes Bill That Would Create Equine Medical Director Position

Supporters of a bill that would create a position of equine medical director in Maryland will have to wait another day after the proposal was withdrawn due to an impending budget shortfall. The Racing Biz reports that the bill, which had the support of the Maryland Jockey Club, in addition to the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and […]

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‘Fantasy Owners’ Day’ Planned For March 18 At Laurel Park

The Maryland Jockey Club will play host Saturday, March 18 to one of Thoroughbred racing’s most unique and innovative events – Fantasy Owners’ Day at Laurel Park. Not only will participants be able to participate in a Q&A session with the region’s top racing partnerships, racing officials and horsemen, but they will be randomly paired […]

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Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Awards To Be Distributed Dec. 13

Five individuals will be recognized for their accomplishments the evening of Dec. 13 as part of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Awards Ceremony and Christmas Party. The event, to be held in the new Second Floor Sports Bar at Laurel Park, this year will spotlight the MTHA Owner of the Year, Trainer of the Year, […]

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Maryland Horsemen Working Together Toward Launch Of New Aftercare Program

The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association has been working hard to develop a new aftercare program, and according to it’s latest newsletter, may be close to launching that program. During its Oct. 4 meeting, the MTHA approved an annual commitment of $25,000 for the next five years to the “Beyond the Wire” aftercare program. The Maryland […]

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$20,000 In Trainer Bonuses Offered At Timonium Fair Meeting

In an effort to increase the field sizes for this year’s meeting at Timonium, the Maryland State Fair and Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association are offering a total of $20,000 in trainer bonuses, according to racingbiz.com. The meet’s top-earning trainer will earn a $5,000 bonus, while additional bonuses will be awarded based on a points system. […]

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Full Of Promise: Maryland Breeding Industry Enjoying Resurgence

Cathryn Sophia’s emphatic 2 3/4-length victory in the Grade 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks brought into national focus what Maryland Thoroughbred breeders have always thought – that horses foaled and raised in the Free State can compete and win on the national stage. The Maryland racing and breeding industries are both enjoying a resurgence, thanks to […]

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Little Bold John, Awad Honored In Maryland

Awad and Little Bold John are the newest inductees into the Maryland-bred Thoroughbred Hall of Fame. Both horses, known for their longevity as well as their accomplishments, were selected by a committee of Maryland racing industry members coordinated by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and Maryland Racing Media Association. Awad, who remains the second-richest Maryland-bred […]

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Contentious New York THA Election Includes Questionable Endorsement

Presidents of five state divisions of the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, collectively calling themselves a Philadelphia-based “Coalition of Horsemen,” have endorsed trainer Rick Violette over West Point Thoroughbred founder Terry Finley in a hotly contested election for president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. In a widely distributed email using the logos of the Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, New […]

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