- 08 Sep
Things continue to look up for Maryland racing as the Maryland State Fair concluded with a festive meet of thoroughbred racing that featured a significant increase handle across the board. Total wagering on the seven-day meet totaled $3,572,474 with an average live handle increase of 12.5%, bolstered by an 30% increase on the Labor Day card alone.
For many patrons, the meet was an opportunity to get their first glimpse of the new OTB facility that runs year round in the grandstand at Timonium. Attendees could take advantage of the indoor, air conditioned, facilities of the OTB Center to escape from the summer heat or grab a bite to eat at the Grandstand Grille which features many of Maryland’s finest food. The OTB Center is open year round, 7 days a week, and should be even more popular in the future following the exposure it received during the live racing meet at Timonium.