Maryland State Fairgrounds Grandstand, second floor, Wednesday, February 10th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
You are invited to see the site of the proposed new satellite simulcast facility planned for the second floor of the Grandstand of historic Timonium racetrack. This renovated space incorporates the original lounge and dining room areas, which have been updated and refurbished. The dining facility will be operated by local community establishment Hightopps Backstage Grill, who are planning to offer many Maryland products from microbrews and wine to local meat and produce.
Use the Timonium Road entrance to the Fairgrounds and go to the North end of the Grandstand.
The Maryland Attorney General's office gave written notice to community leaders in Timonium on Tuesday that a year-round off-track-betting room within the racetrack grandstand of the state fairgrounds would not be considered an expanded form of gambling, and thus would not require statewide approval by voters in a referendum.
The letter, written by Assistant Attorney General Kathryn Rowe, is an attempt to clarify the legality of the OTB proposed by the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC), which had been scheduled to open Feb. 1.
“In the absence of such language, there is no reason to read it in,” Rowe wrote.
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The February 2016 edition of the Horsemen's Newsletter is now online and available for download. To view this edition click here
The Horsemen's Newsletter is published monthly by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and is mailed to each licensed owner and trainer in the state of Maryland.