Maryland Horse Industry Day 2018


Join Maryland horse industry partners as we bring

the Maryland Horse Industry to Annapolis on January 30, 2018.


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Presented by the Maryland Horse Council, Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association, Fasig-Tipton Co., Maryland Association for Wildlife Conservation, Maryland Horse Breeders Association, Maryland Horse Industry Board, Maryland Jockey Club, Maryland Million Ltd, Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association, Maryland State Fair, Maryland Steeplechase Association, Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Ocean Downs Racetrack, Rosecroft Raceway.

All equine-interested individuals are invited to attend. No advocacy experience required! We'll convene in the morning to prep for legislative meetings, then meet in small groups with legislators. When legislators are in session, we'll hear presentations and engage in discussions and Q&A with legislative staffers. We'll then enjoy boxed lunches with legislators.

Tentative Schedule

  • 7:30-8am: Registration, coffee & snacks
  • 8-10am: Meetings with legislators (pre-scheduled, and drop-ins)
  • 10-11:30am: Advocacy 101; panel discussions and award presentations
  • 11:30-1pm: Lunch with legislators & salutations

Once you RSVP you'll be invited to a preview call the week prior to Maryland Horse Industry Day to discuss talking points and prep for the event.

Please note: you can register even if you can't be there for the entire schedule, but please indicate your availability as we will be booking legislator meetings around RSVPs.


Register Here!


Tue, January 30, 2018

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST

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Miller Senate Office

11 Bladen Street

Annapolis, MD 21401

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Maryland Thoroughbred Inaugural Renaissance Awards Dinner

MD Renaissance


Please join The Maryland Horse Breeders Association, The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and The Maryland Jockey Club in Celebrating Maryland’s Champions at the Inaugural Renaissance Awards Dinner.

Awards will be presented to:
  • 2017 Maryland-bred Champions
  • 2017 Maryland-bred Horse of the Year
  • 2017 Maryland Owner of the Year
  • 2017 Maryland Trainer of the Year
  • 2017 Maryland Jockey of the Year
February 12, 2018
Sagamore Pendry Baltimore - 1715 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
6:30 – 10:30 pm

*Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you prefer a vegetarian dinner option

*Valet parking included

*No physical tickets will be mailed for the event, your name will be at the door

*A portion of proceeds will benefit Beyond the Wire, horse industry scholarships and the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation.


 Purchase your tickets here!


College Day at The Races!

College Day at The Races

 News about College Day at the Races! 



College Day at The Races! August 25th



College Day at The Races at The Maryland State Fair
College Students, stop by for a day of horse racing fun and a chance to win one of multiple $1000 College Scholarships at “College Day at The Races” at the Maryland State Fair!

DATE: Saturday, August 25, 2018
TIME: 1 PM – 6 PM
EVENT CHECK-IN: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. The earlier you check-in, the more chances you have to win.
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN (Scholarship winner’s names will be drawn prior to races, throughout the day):

  • Pre-Register by Friday, August 24, at 4 PM.

  • Check-In (Food Vouchers provided at Check-In to registered individuals).

  • Have your College/University ID and valid photo ID.

  • Must Be Present.

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Come out to “College Day at The Races,” it’s all about horses!
How do you bet? You’ll find out and have the opportunity to place your first bet. 
Check out tip sheets, programs, and everything that goes along with horse racing.
Hang out with old friends, meet new friends, and be prepared to have your photo taken in the Winner’s Circle should you win one of the many $1,000 Scholarships.
Watch the races from the Grandstand or next to the rail.
Visit Horseland.
Meet a jockey.
Pet a retired race horse.
Enjoy plenty of fun photo ops, including trying on authentic jockey silks and more.
Watch 4-H English Horse Shows in the Horse Show Arena.

Didn’t find time to register, still come out to the fair with your friends and enjoy College Day at The Races activities and more! Be sure to bring your College/University ID and valid photo ID for FREE admission.

Don’t get stuck in traffic and parking, take the Light Rail to the Maryland State Fair. If you do decide to drive, park at the Light Rail lot on Deerco Road (FREE on a first-come, first-served basis) or just UBER/LYFT.
You won’t leave empty-handed with all of the fun swag from a variety of horse industry reps.

College Day at The Races is proudly sponsored by: 
Country Life and Merryland
Dark Hollow Farm
Maryland Horse Breeders Association
Maryland Horse Council
Maryland Horse Industry Board
Maryland Jockey Club
Maryland Million
Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society Inc.
Maryland Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association Inc.

Terms & Conditions: The Scholarship monies will be made payable to the winner’s school and sent directly to each institution after College Day at the Races. Individuals winning scholarships must provide proof of current enrollment in an accredited college or university. Scholarships will be provided for the Spring 2019 semester.
Must be 18-years-old or older to bet on the races.

Register Here!


Maryland’s Horse Industry Turns a Corner

By Sage Policy Group, Inc., November 2016

This analysis concludes that economic impacts stemming from Maryland’s horse industry support almost 10,000 jobs, an associated $481.8 million in labor income, and roughly $1.15 billion in business sales. If the current pace of industry expansion persists though 2020, by that time the industry will be associated with nearly $1.5 billion in economic impact and support more than $620 million in employee income and more than 11,000 jobs. These impacts support over $68 million dollars in state and local tax revenues.

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Horse Industry Day Brings Hundreds of Marylanders to Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 23, 2016) – Today, the Maryland horse industry partners announced that they have commissioned an economic impact study on the industry’s fiscal contributions to Maryland, the first of this scale since 2005. The study will be conducted by Sage Policy Group, and the results will be unveiled in conjunction with the Jim McKay Maryland Million Day in October of this year.

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My Maryland State Fair to Host Inaugural My Maryland Horse Festival

MY Maryland Horse Infield Fest: September 1 & 2, 4pm

MY Maryland State Fair is hosting  the inaugural MY Maryland Horse Festival, 11 days of free equine educational and entertainment events, planned by Maryland’s horse community,  during the August 28 – September 7, 2015 MY Maryland State Fair near the Grandstand.  The festival is in addition to the seven days of Thoroughbred racing, daily horse and breed shows, the bull riding and barrel racing show, horse pulling contests, and the pony and mule races already featured at the fair in Timonium, MD.

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