Situated in the heart of Maryland, horse fans flock to Pimlico Park for fantastic horse racing action. Imagine being able to attend the Preakness Stakes race, the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, at Pimilco Park. While that should be on every horse racing fans “bucket list” suffice to say, Maryland horse handicappers have it pretty good. Remember, when it comes to the Triple Crown, the dream is always still alive when the horses head to Old Hilltop for the People’s Party!
For times when residents of the Old Line State can’t make it out to the area horse racing venues, they can turn to the online Racebooks recommended in our directory below.
Not only do Maryland pony punters have access to Preakness Day, they also live just 215 miles south of Belmont Park in New York – home of the Belmont Stakes. That’s two of three legs in the Triple Crown. What the heck, throw in Churchill Downs, which is a modest 600 mile east of Baltimore in Louisiville, and you can wager on the Kentucky Derby. Now that’s a horse players dream and certainly on our bucket list.
There is also premium thoroughbred wagering action run at the Laurel Park Racecourse, in Laurel, MD. Harness racing fans along the beltway can visit the Casino at Ocean Downs Racetrack in Berlin, MD or the Rosecroft Raceway in Oxon Hill, MD. If a trip to a live Maryland racing venue isn’t possible, gather some friends together and head out to any of the popular Off Track Betting parlors that dot the State’s landscape.
Pimlico Race CourseHayward AvenueBaltimore, MD 21215Phone: (410) 542-9400
Laurel ParkP.O. Box 130Laurel, MD 20725Phone: (301) 725-0400From Baltimore: (410) 792-7718
Rosecroft Raceway6336 Rosecroft DriveFort Washington, MD 20744Phone: (301) 567-4000From Baltimore: (410) 792-9217
Casino at Ocean DownsP.O. Box 11Berlin, MD 21811Phone: (410) 641-0600
Cambridge Turf ClubRt. 50, Cambridge, MD 21613Tel: (410) 901-6104
Riverboat on the Potomac301 Beach TerraceColonial Beach, VA 22443Phone: (804) 224-7055
Northeast Racing and Sports Club2360 Pulaski HighwayNorth East, MD 21901Phone: (410) 287-4303
Timonium Race CourseP.O. Box 188Timonium, MD 21093Phone: (410) 252-0200