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The Maryland Jockey Club welcomes you to Maryland racing. It is our desire to ensure that your racing experiences in Maryland are pleasant and memorable ones.
To obtain a license please visit the Maryland DLLR website at http://www.dllr.state.md.us/racing/ and click on the Multi-Jurisdictional License Application on the right side of the page.
Director Of Racing/Racing Secretary
Maryland Jockey Club
Horsemen's Bookkeeper is located at Laurel Park
Laurel Park (June - mid-September)
Monday - Friday 10:00-1:00pm
Laurel Park (mid-September - March)
Phone: 301-725-0400 x 5659 Fax: 301-725-0410
All accounts to be established must have a valid Maryland Racing Commission license and a completed W-9 on file with the horsemen’s bookkeeping office. No check will be issued without a current license and a valid W-9 on file. In order to change your address you will also need to complete a new W-9. (Download a W-9 form here)
All checks to be deposited into your racing account should be made payable to the Maryland Thoroughbred Purse Account, Inc.
NEW Dirt and Turf Shoe Rule
A horse may not be permitted to start if it has shoes on the front hooves that have toe grabs that are greater than four (4) millimeters in height or contain bends, jar calks, or any other traction device.
(Maryland Racing Commission)
Equine Injury Database
In consideration of the acceptance of a nomination of any horse to any race described in this condition Book, the owner(s) and trainer of such horse consent to the collection of information related to any equine injury occurring at the Laurel Racing Assoc. Inc. (“Laurel”) or The Maryland Jockey Club of Baltimore City, Inc. (“Pimlico”) or Bowie Training Center (“Bowie”) to such horse and entry of said information into a database maintained by The Jockey Club (the “Equine Injury Database”). Said owner(s) and trainer further agree to indemnify, release, hold harmless and covenant not to sue Magna Entertainment Corp. and the Laurel Racing Assoc. Inc. (“Laurel”), The Maryland Jockey Club of Baltimore City, Inc. (“Pimlico”), and Bowie Training Center (“Bowie”),any state or track-appointed veterinarian collecting such information and The Jockey Club (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any liability, cost, loss, or expense of any kind or nature (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees ) arising from any claim, demand, or action (a) alleging that the data entered into the Equine Injury Database (either directly or indirectly ) violates the rights of the owner(s), trainer or any third party, or (b) relating to any equine injury report run, published or otherwise created by any of the Indemnified Parties, including the owners, stewards, directors, officers, employees and agents of any of them (either directly or indirectly).
Horses shipping in all MJC facilities must have a Health Certificate with the information below with the horse, before the horse will be allowed to come through the stable gate.
You must have a health certificate dated within 72 hours of arrival with a rectal temperature and a certificate of veterinary inspection containing the following statement and signed by the attending veterinarian.
HORSES REPRESENTED ON THIS CERTIFICATE OF VETERINARY INSPECTION MUST:
A. Have not originated from a barn with a confirmed or suspect case of
B. Have not originated from nor been stabled on a premise under quarantine
C. Have been vaccinated against EHV-1 no less than 7 days and no greater