Racing at the MD State Fair

The BIG T has racing everyday thru Labor Day

September 02, 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 racing […]

Long and Short Prices at The Big T

August 28, 2010 | Gary Quill

The first two days of the Timonium State Fair Meet has been pretty unpredictable, which is terrific. There are horses winning at very long odds (50-1) and very short odds (1-5). In years past, you could see an entire race day card go without seeing a winner pay more than $8.00 to win on a […]

Big Prices at The Big T on Opening Day

August 27, 2010 | Gary Quill

Opening Day of the Timonium State Fair Meet saw plenty of price horses hit the wire first in many of the 9 races, but the best payoffs of the day were saved for the last two races, sparking a Late Double (8th and 9th races) that paid a whopping $3,982.60 for $2 bet.   Journeyman […]

The Big T opens for 7 days of racing during Fair

August 26, 2010 | 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. Nine races are on the program.   Racing will be conducted over the next two weekends – Friday August 27 through Sunday August 29 and Friday September […]

‘Rachel’ meets her match in The Woodward

September 05, 2009 | Gary Quill

At approximately 5:54pm today, the thoroughbred horse racing world will find out whether 3 year old filly Rachel Alexandra is truly a superhorse worthy of being crowned ‘2009 Horse of the Year’. To date, there is little doubt that she is ‘3 Year Old of the Year’, but today at Saratoga she steps up into […]

“Big T” picks for Friday… ‘Rachel’ takes on boys again Saturday

September 04, 2009 | Gary Quill

It’s the last four (4) horse racing days of the Summer at the Timonium State Fairgrounds. The weather for the Labor Day weekend is supposed to be great, so start it off early today and take in the exciting scenes just off York and Timonium Roads.       Of national interest on Saturday at Saratoga, Preakness […]

Summertime Jewel – The Travers at Saratoga

August 29, 2009 | Gary Quill

    One of the signs that Summer is coming to an end when The Travers Stakes is run at Saratoga. Unfortunately, it appears that Mother Nature will have a hand in deciding the outcome of the 140th running of this SummerTime jewel for 3 year old thoroughbreds. The forecast at Saratoga Springs around race […]

The 11 Best Days of Summer…NOT!

August 27, 2009 | Gary Quill

Friday August 28th is Opening Day of the annual Maryland State Fair at the Fair Grounds in Timonium which concludes on Labor Day, Monday September 7th. Accenting the Fair offerings will be Live thoroughbred horse racing ONLY on seven (7) of those eleven (11) days. Is the state of Maryland thoroughbred horse racing so pathetic […]