I have not actually been to the racetrack, even though the people with a fair ticket can get in free. It was a long walk on an already long day (3 hours travel each way). Plus usually the races were being run when my kids were showing.
My SIL raced a horse here on the day that she gave birth to my oldest niece. She was having some labor pains.
[She was the trainer and not the jockey, but this involved wrapping the horse's legs for transport, loading him into the trailer, driving to the track (about a hour), unloading and unwrapping, saddling and warming the horse up, giving the jockey instructions, cooling down the horse after the race, and then repeating the transport section (wrapping, loading, driving, unloading and unwrapping) I don't know if the horse won].
Nine live races are scheduled daily with the exception of Saturdays and Labor Day when 10 races will be run. While there will be no live racing on Monday, August 30 and Tuesday, August 31, Timonium will simulcast races all ten days from other tracks which may include Monmouth, Saratoga, Delaware, Calder and Philadelphia Park. Post time each day is 1:00 PM.
Maryland State Fairgrounds
When my children got horses they started to participate in the 4-H shows which were very inexpensive (a dollar or two per event). After a couple of years, they qualified for the Maryland State Fair. This is held at the fairgrounds in Timonium every year at the end of August and beginning of September.
So for many years in the late 70s and early 80s, we'd trailer up from Leonardtown and the kids would show their horses and also go to the fair.
There is also a racetrack next to the fairgrounds where my SIL raced her thoroughbreds.
In the winter or offseason, the fairgrounds are used for large ham swap meets and the race track grandstand is used for various shows and musical events.
This is the cemetery where my husband's aunt and uncle are buried. They have metal plates set recessed in the lawn for easier mowing. The lawn benches that you see are memorials. No artificial flowers are allowed except at certain holidays and there are a lot of other rules.
Among other people buried here are: Politicians buried here:
* Spiro Theodore Agnew (1918-1996) -- also known as Spiro T. Agnew; Spiro Theodore Anagnostopoulos -- Born in Baltimore, Md., November 9, 1918. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; Governor of Maryland, 1967-69; Vice President of the United States, 1969-73. Episcopalian. Greek ancestry. Member, Kiwanis. Was charged with accepting bribes and falsifying federal income tax returns; pleaded no contest to tax evasion, and resigned as Vice-President, October 10, 1973; disbarred by a Maryland court in 1974. Died, of leukemia, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Worcester County, Md., September 17, 1996. Interment at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. Books by Spiro T. Agnew: Go Quietly Or Else (1980, out of print), The Canfield Decision (1976, out of print), Frankly Speaking: A Collection of Extraordinary Speeches (1970, out of print), Where He Stands: The Life and Convictions of Spiro Agnew (1968, out of print)
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I have been here because every year, there is the Maryland State Fair. In the August of 1999, I went to the State Fair for a drawing/painting division of the contests.
This is about all I can tell you. Sorry if I disappoint you.