Places to Go, Horses to See

Maryland hosts a multitude of horse-related events throughout the year. Feature events – think Jim McKay Maryland Million Day, Maryland 5-Star at Fair Hill and Preakness – can be found at the top of the page, but the opportunities to experience all the Maryland horse industry has to offer don’t stop there.

Pick a category to highlight an area of interest or scroll through events chronologically if you are only in town for a short time; the Maryland horse world is your oyster!

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Mar 27

Women & Horses Speaker Panel

In celebration of Women's History Month, the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center will host a panel to talk about "Women & Horses" on Monday, March 27, at 4 pm. Hear from a group of accomplished Maryland women with diverse equine backgrounds as they share stories and discuss their experiences in the Maryland horse community. Speakers featured in this panel include Georganne Hale, VP of racing development for the Maryland Jockey Club, Cappy Jackson, an award-winning equine photographer, Cindy Halle, a multiple-championship winning polo coach at Garrison Forest School and the Maryland Polo Club, Karen Fulton, head trainer and owner of Full Moon Farm in Finksburg and vice chair of the Maryland Horse Industry Board, and champion amateur show jumper Terry West, recently inducted into the MHSA Hall of Fame. This event is part of the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center's monthly talks, an ongoing series held on the fourth Monday of each month. Visit to stay updated on future installments. Attendance is free. For more information about the panel and other activities at the Maryland Horse Library, visit, call (410) 252-2100, or email RSVP→
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May 20

148th Preakness Stakes

The 148th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) returns to historic Pimlico Race Course Saturday, May 20, 2023! Don't miss your chance to watch the second jewel of the world-famous Triple Crown live. With live racing, infield entertainment, and a variety of premium hospitality options, guests will enjoy an experience like no other at this year's Preakness. LEARN MORE→
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Apr 29

Maryland Hunt Cup

Witness the 126th running of 'Maryland's Timber Tradition' on April 29, 2023! Gates open at 11am, post time 4pm. Visit the official site for specific parking directions. LEARN MORE→
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Jun 5

2023 Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program

Applications due April 21, 2023! APPLY NOW Launched in 2017, the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program is an educational program presented by the Maryland Horse Foundation (MHF) that aims to: Increase awareness of the diverse career options in the Thoroughbred industry Give participants access to leaders of the Maryland Thoroughbred community Highlight various paths for pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred industry Address a critical need to attract and retain experienced and devoted employees Over the course of a week, participants are encouraged to fully engage in the Maryland Thoroughbred industry and explore a multitude of career options. Graduates of the MTCP are eligible to apply for Career Development Funds, one-time funding that can be used to further career pursuits within two years after the program ends. Interested? Contact Becky Remsberg at with questions. LEARN MORE→
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Apr 22

Grand National Steeplechase

Don't miss the 120th running of the Grand National Steeplechase on April 22, 2023! Gates open at 12pm, first post at 3pm. LEARN MORE→
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Apr 8

Finding Eggs at Foxie G

Hosted by The Maryland Horse Foundation, Finding Eggs at Foxie G offers lots of fun for the whole family! Live music from Eddy Viscosity and the Turbulent Core Kid's games Wine tasting and wine for purchase from Elk Run Vineyards Cookin' with Greece food truck ...and more! Egg Hunt begins at 12:30pm. Tickets $20 per car. Dogs welcome on a leash with a current rabies tag. All proceeds benefit the Foxie G Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit horse and cat rescue. LEARN MORE→
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  • 38th Jim McKay Maryland Million Day

    October 14, 2023

    RT 198 & Racetrack Road | Laurel, MD 20725 VISIT SITE

    Save the date! The 38th edition of Jim McKay Maryland Million Day will take place Saturday, October 14, 2023. Visit Laurel Park for "Maryland's Day at the Races" to experience live racing with Maryland bred and sired horses competing for over $1 million in purses and awards. With a variety of on-track entertainment between races and 'Ponies in the Paddock' children's area, there's something for the whole family to enjoy! LEARN MORE→
  • Cattail Chase Races

    October 15, 2023 10:00 am

    4389 Jennings Chapel Rd | Brookeville, MD VISIT SITE

    Catch the action at this year's Cattail Chase Races! The 2023 event will include pony races, leadline races and timber races on top of plenty of tailgating opportunities. Gates open at 10am, first post 1pm. LEARN MORE → Tickets available Summer 2023!
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