The 2018 Maryland State Fair at Timonium will feature seven days of live racing from Aug. 24 through Sept. 3 with purses of over $185,000 daily. For the first time in many years, the meet will conduct two $75,000 stakes events: the Timonium Distaff S. Aug. 25 and the Maryland Coalition S. Sept. 1. A $20,000 trainers’ bonus will be included again this year, while groom awards to the best turned out in each race will also be awarded.
On Aug. 25, Timonium will host College Day at the Fair, with nine $1,000 college scholarships awarded to preregistered full time college students in attendance.
“Without the leadership of Gerry Brewster, chairman of our Board, Bill Marlow, head of our racing committee, and the entire Board of Director of the Maryland State Fair, these developments would not be possible,” said Bill Reightler, Timonium’s director of racing operations. “We are particularly excited about our improved stakes program and College Day at the Fair. Thank you to our sponsors and horsemen for supporting us!”