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The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association is the officially authorized organization that represents, assists and promotes the interests of Maryland's Thoroughbred owners and trainers.

May 1, 2024

Beyond The Wire, Maryland’s Thoroughbred aftercare program, is fast approaching 800 horses placed since its launch in the spring of 2017.The program in recent years has expanded the number of Thoroughbred Aftercare Association-accredited farms that have accepted Maryland- based retirees. But as is the case throughout the industry, some facilities currently do not have the capacity to accept horses.

April 2, 2024

Join us at the Renaissance Champions Awards dinner to celebrate the best of Maryland racing and breeding in 2023. The celebration is hosted by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and Maryland Horse Breeders Association.

May 13, 2024

Virtual signups will again be the primary means to participate in the Maryland Backstretch Pension Plan, which this year will receive a $1-million contribution as approved by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Board of Directors.

May 13, 2024

Legislation that would authorize the rebuild of Pimlico Race Course, construction of a new training center and creation of a non-profit under the Maryland Thoroughbred Racetrack Operating Authority passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 104-34 on April 1.

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