Maryland State Fair Pony Flat Races

Saturday, August 26th, paddock time 10:00AM

Post time for the Maryland State Fair Pony Flat Races will be 10:45AM.  Pony races will run before post time of live Thoroughbred racing.  Please check back for changes.

  • ALL new ponies and new pony and rider combinations must be pre-screened by US Pony Racing.
  • Anyone wishing to enter a lead line race, please contact beforehand to see if your entry qualifies.  In order to create a safe and fun event, ALL lead line entries will be provided with a “leader”, as per the request of MD Jockey Club. In the “assisted” division, the entry should provide the spotter, but can not interfere with the speed of the pony.
  • No stallions or mares over 5 months in foal.
  • No foals, dogs/pets or horses/ponies that are not entered on race day are allowed on race track premises.
  • USPR and the MJC reserve the right to refuse any entry for any reason.
  • All riders must wear a current ASTM/SEI or NSA approved helmet, a protective vest, yoke, overgirth, safety stirrups, and signed release.
  • First time entries pony and or rider, are required to attend a practice session.  Contact for details. There will be one practice session organized locally, any other approvals beyond that may be charged for review.
  • All entries must  present a Health Certificate and proof of a negative Coggins test at the stable gate, or they will not be permitted to enter the grounds.

Race Conditions
Rider Notices
Rider Release