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 10 $1,000 college scholarships being awarded to preregistered full time college students in attendance.
“Without the leadership of Gerry Brewster, Chairman of our Board, Donna Myers, President, Bill Marlow, Race Committee Chairman, and the entire Board of Directors of the Maryland State Fair, these developments would not be possible,” said Bill Reightler, Director of Racing Operations. “We are particularly excited about Twilight Racing and College Day at the Fair Aug. 27, along with the Aug. 29 running of the inaugural Timonium Juvenile S. and thank the sponsors and horsemen for supporting us.”
Post time for opening day will be 3 p.m., with the first race going off all other days at 12:40 p.m.