On the track at Timonium. Photo by The Racing Biz.

The Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2021 Thoroughbred racing schedule for the Timonium meet.  Running from August 27 through September 6, this year’s seven days of racing held during the Maryland State Fair will offer purses of over $287,000 daily.  

The meet will conduct the $125,000* Timonium Juvenile Stakes for 2-year-olds, going 6 ½ furlongs on August 29.  (*$75,000 guaranteed, plus $25,000 for Maryland-bred or Maryland-sired, plus $25,000 for Maryland-bred and Maryland-sired.) 

A $40,000 trainers’ bonus will be offered this year.  Grooms awards to the best turned out in each race will also be awarded.  The Maryland State Fair thanks the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, the Maryland Jockey Club and the Maryland State Fair board for bringing this all to fruition.

Annual College Day at the Fair will take place on August 27.  Ten $1,000 college scholarships are awarded to preregistered full time college students in attendance.  College Day is designed to attract young millennials to experience Thoroughbred racing and the Maryland State Fair

“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.  We are particularly excited about Twilight Racing and College Day at the Fair on August 27, along with the August 29 running of the inaugural Timonium Juvenile Stakes and thank the sponsors and horsemen for supporting us,” stated Bill Reightler, Director of Racing Operations.

Schedule for Timonium’s seven days of Thoroughbred live racing:

  • August 27 Opening Day of meet. Post Time 3 pm
  • August 28 Post Time 12:40 pm
  • August 29 Inaugural running Timonium Juvenile Stakes. Post Time 12:40 pm
  • September 3-6 Live racing. Post Time 12:40 pm