Maryland State Fairgrounds

Thomas To Judge MHBA Yearling Show

Edited Press Release Jonathan Thomas, trainer of the versatile multiple Grade I winner Catholic Boy, will judge the 88th annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association Yearling Show. Open to all yearlings eligible for Maryland-bred registration, the show will be held Sunday, July 24 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds' Horse Show Ring in Timonium. Entries are due by June 24. Thomas was born in Virginia and raised at Paul Mellon's famed Rokeby Farm, where his grandfather, father and mother all worked. Growing up around quality horses, Thomas was 13 when Mellon's homebred...

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Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Under-Tack Show Begins Tuesday

The under-tack show ahead of next week's Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale gets underway Tuesday morning at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. The show continues through Thursday with sessions beginning each day at 8 a.m. A total of 636 juveniles have been catalogued for the Midlantic sale, which will be held next Monday and Tuesday. Bidding commences each day at 11 a.m.  

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Timonium Meet Schedule, Purses Announced

Running from Aug. 27 through Sept. 6, this year's seven days of racing held during the Maryland State Fair at Timonium will offer purses of over $287,000 daily, the Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society announced Tuesday. The meet will feature the $125,000 Timonium Juvenile S. for 2-year-olds, going 6 1/2 furlongs Aug. 29. A $40,000 trainers' bonus will be offered this year and grooms' awards to the best turned out in each race will also be awarded. Annual College Day at the Fair will take place Aug. 27, with...

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Celebration of Life for Steve Dance to be Held June 16

A celebration of the life of Steve Dance will be held at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium June 16 at 1 p.m. Dance, who passed away May 25 at the age of 78, spent over half-a-century as an auctioneer, both at Fasig-Tipton and at his own Milton J. Dance Company. The sales pavilion may be accessed through the Marquee (South) Gate on York Road, near its intersection with Timonium Road. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested as follows: Baltimore County 4-H Fair, c/o...

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Four Share Furlong Bullet Thursday in Timonium

TIMONIUM, MD - Four juveniles shared the co-fastest furlong time of the week during the third and final session of the under-tack show for next week's Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale at the Maryland State Fairgrounds Thursday. A colt by Midnight Storm (hip 477) was the first to record the :10 flat bullet time Thursday when working early in the day's first set for consignor James Layden. "I was really pleased with that," Layden said of the work. "He's been doing good all year and I just wanted him...

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Union Rags Filly Swiftest in Timonium Wednesday

TIMONIUM, MD - The second of three under-tack sessions ahead of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds-in-Training Sale got underway minutes after 8 a.m. with chilly temperatures in the mid-40s and a tailwind which remained fairly steady throughout the day's seven sessions at the Maryland State Fairgrounds Wednesday. Five of the day's six fastest times came during the session's first 20 minutes, with a filly by Union Rags equaling Tuesday's quarter-mile bullet time of :21 2/5 and four horses sharing the co-bullet furlong time of :10 flat. It wasn't until the day's...

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Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Under-Tack Show Starts Tuesday

The under-tack show ahead of next week's Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale begins Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Catalogued hips one through 195 are slated to work Tuesday, with hips 196 through 390 working Wednesday and hips 391 to 587 working at the show's final session Thursday. The Midlantic sale will be held next Monday and Tuesday with bidding beginning each day at 11 a.m. Last year's Midlantic sale, which was delayed until late June due to the pandemic, was topped by...

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Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Under-Tack Show Starts Wednesday

The three-day under-tack show ahead of next week's Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale begins Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. The breeze show continues with sessions Thursday and Friday. The auction will be held next Monday and Tuesday. A total of 563 juveniles have been catalogued for the sale and bidding begins each day at 11 a.m. Fasig-Tipton will debut its new online bidding platform for the auction and has also increased phone bidding capacity. To register for online bidding, visit http://bidonline.fasigtipton.com. The...

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