Maryland’s Totally Thoroughbred Show Placed on Hiatus


Sal Sinatra | Jim McCue/MJC

The Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show, which has showcased retired Thoroughbreds in as many as 20 classes, will not be held in 2019, the Maryland Jockey Club announced Sunday.

Maryland Jockey Club President and General Manager Sal Sinatra and Vice President of Racing Development, Georganne Hale, said they are looking at different times during the calendar year to hold the event in 2020–as well as different locations.

“The Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show has been a success beyond our wildest expectations,” Sinatra said. “While we look forward to its future revival and are continuing to build on the awareness of the second careers of our OTTBs, the horse show will not take place in 2019.”

Since the inaugural show in 2012, over 1,500 horses have competed at Totally Thoroughbred. The show has raised over $75,000 in donations for Thoroughbred aftercare facilities in Maryland, and more than $109,000 in purse money has been awarded.


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