Summertime is Thoroughbred Racing at Timonium!

July 26, 2023

Photo of Timonium Racetrack courtesy of Bobby Lillis

The Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society, Inc. announces the 2023 Thoroughbred racing schedule for the Timonium meet

Nominate a Marylandbred to the Fasig-Tipton August Digital Sale

Edited Press Release

It’s summertime and that means State Fair time showcasing the best events and activities including Thoroughbred horse racing!

Running from August 25 through September 4, this year’s seven days of racing held during the Maryland State Fair will offer purses of $287,000 daily.  

The meet will conduct two added-money events this year: The $100,000 Timonium Distaff for fillies and mares, 3 years old and up, at 6 1/2 furlongs on Saturday, August 26 and the $100,000 Timonium Juvenile for 2-year-olds at 6 1/2 furlongs on Saturday, September 2. Both races are $75,000 guaranteed, plus $25,000 for Maryland-bred or Maryland-sired).

Click for the Timonium Condition Book.

Once again, the Maryland State Fair is sponsoring $20,000 in trainers’ awards. Grooms’ awards to the best turned out horse in each race will also be awarded. The Maryland State Fair thanks the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, the Maryland Jockey Club and the Maryland State Fair board for bringing this all to fruition.

Trainer/Owner Mario Serey, Jr.’s Breviary was the victor of the 2022 Timonium Distaff Stakes. (Jim McCue/MJC)

Annual College Day at the Fair will take place on August 26.  Ten $1,000 college scholarships are 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. In addition, August 26 has been designated Ladies Day at the Races.

“Without the leadership of Gerry Brewster, Chairman of our Board, Donna Myers, President, Bill Marlow, Race Committee Chairman, and the support of the entire Board of Directors and staff of the Maryland State Fair, these developments would not be possible.  As always, we are particularly excited about College Day at the Fair on August 26, along with the two added money events offered this year, and thank the sponsors and horsemen for supporting us,” stated Bill Reightler, Director of Racing Operations.

Highlights for Timonium’s seven days of Thoroughbred live racing, running August 25-27 and September 1-4, with post time 12:25 daily:

  • August 25 Opening Day of meet
  • August 26 College Day at the Fair, featuring the Timonium Distaff. Ladies Day at the Races
  • September 2 Featuring the Timonium Juvenile

Nominate a Maryland-bred to the Fasig-Tipton August Digital Sale Thursday, August 24th through Tuesday, August 29th.


August 16:   Signed contract and entry fee due

August 16:   Final withdrawal date to not appear in the catalogue.

August 18:   Deadline to submit property line and proof page changes. Changes must be submitted in writing to

August 21:   Fasig-Tipton Digital requires that a Horse Entry Questionnaire be filled out and returned prior to the start of the sale. Click for Questionnaire

To nominate your horse to the Fasig-Tipton August Digital Sale or for more information click here.

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