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Jockey and Trainer Title Still Up For Grabs on Final Day at The Big T; Rapid Redux extends streak to 16

Jockey and Trainer Title Still Up For Grabs on Final Day at The Big T; Rapid Redux extends streak to 16

September 04, 2011 | Gary Quill

The 2011 Maryland State Fair comes to a close on Monday. With the exception of a visit from Hurricane Irene which forced the cancellation of the Sunday, August 28th card, every racing day saw the Timonium Grandstand overflowing with enthusiastic horse racing fans of all ages. Kudos to everyone who made this year’s meet a successful one. [...]

Rapid Redux is Close but No Cigar

Rapid Redux is Close but No Cigar

September 03, 2011 | Gary Quill

Something special could take place at the Maryland State Fair on Sunday. No, the world’s smallest lady isn’t going to ride the world’s smallest horse in the 8th race. Maybe all of my top picks for the Sunday card will win?! Doubtful. That would be closer to being a miracle. Actually, it involves a low-level [...]

Saturday Selections at The BIG T

Saturday Selections at The BIG T

September 02, 2011 | Gary Quill

Labor Day weekend is upon us. It seems as though the Summer of 2011 flew by, which featured a very hot  July and a very wet August. All kids in Baltimore and its surrounding counties have already started the new school year, albeit a few days later than scheduled thanks to Hurricane Irene, but this [...]

Big T Loses One Precious Racing Day to Irene

Big T Loses One Precious Racing Day to Irene

September 01, 2011 | Gary Quill

When Hurricane Irene blew into Maryland on Saturday, Day 2 of the Timonium State Fair Meet was able to run to completion over a sloppy track, but Day 3 (Sunday, August 28th) had to be canceled. Losing a single live racing day hurts tracks that have a 50-70 day meet. Losing 1 of 7 days [...]

$101 Winner at Big T on Opening Day; Travers Pick

$101 Winner at Big T on Opening Day; Travers Pick

August 27, 2011 | Gary Quill

On Opening Day of the Timonium State Fair Meet, it didn’t take long for the favorites to fail as $10.60 and $13.00 WIN pay-offs were tallied in the 1st and 2nd races, respectively. Dane Kobiskie started his defense of his trainers title, saddling the even money 3rd favorite, Please Sir ridden by Alberto Delgado.   [...]

Selections for Day 1 at “The Big T”

Selections for Day 1 at “The Big T”

August 25, 2011 | Gary Quill

Forty-seven Summers ago “Mike”, a horse racing fan and father of 3 must have decided to give his wife a break by taking their youngest son to Timonium Fairgrounds to watch a few thoroughbred horse races. Little did “Mike” realize that day would change the course of his 6 year old son’s life forever.   [...]

Horse Racing Returns to MD with Opening of State Fair

August 24, 2011 | Gary Quill

The Maryland State Fair, the only remaining state fair east of the Mississippi to continue to present thoroughbred horse racing, kicks off it’s seven day meeting on Friday at the Timonium Fairgrounds. Nine races are on the program. Friday marks the first day of live racing in Maryland since Preakness on May 21.   Racing [...]

Closing Day at The Big T

September 06, 2010 | Gary Quill

The 2010 Maryland State Fair comes to a close on Monday and every racing day was filled with bright sunny skies, a fast track and plenty of nice prices to keep fans like myself who love to beat the favorite happy. Kudos to everyone who made this year’s 7 Day racing card a very successful [...]

Big T 1st Post at noon due to Bieber Fever

September 05, 2010 | Gary Quill

To accommodate a sellout performance by pop star Justin Bieber at 7 p.m. on the racetrack infield, the races at Timonium will start at noon on Sunday.    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMQTTpX3SE4&feature=fvw[/youtube]   The Bieber concert sold out in minutes when tickets were first made available.  The entrance to the infield and the concert stage will not open to ticket [...]

Saturday Selections at The BIG T

September 03, 2010 | Gary Quill

Labor Day weekend is upon us. It seems as though the Summer of 2010 flew by, which was one of the hottest summers on record. All kids in Baltimore and its surrounding counties have already started the new school year, but this 4 day weekend promises to bring cooler temperatures while the live thoroughbred horse [...]