A Message from Charlie Fenwick

With the highly successful Mars Maryland 5 Star presented by Brown Advisory in the rear view mirror, we are all enjoying the accolades the event has drawn from all over the world. We can be proud that with the help of the Fair Hill Foundation, the Maryland 5 Star management team looks forward to October 2023 knowing the event has been well-established internationally.

The Fair Hill Foundation is now turning its focus to restoring steeplechasing and turf racing to the spectacular new track. Featuring advanced irrigation and rail systems, lush Kentucky Bluegrass, and banked wider turns to ensure the highest standards of safety for the horses, the new track, we believe, will offer some of the best turf racing in America.

To bring back racing at Fair Hill, we have assembled a task force of some of the country’s most experienced horsemen to recommend the best way to provide vehicular access to the infield so the infrastructure needed for the 5 Star and other equestrian sports can be constructed without harming the turf track. We are in the process of determining the costs of this project and we also know that the detention barn and saddling paddock will need refreshing before racing can resume.

If you have made a gift to the Fair Hill Foundation, we thank you for all you are making possible. If you haven’t yet made a gift, please consider supporting our efforts to return this historic equestrian racing venue to its former glory. Your year-end gift may provide attractive tax benefits while helping us to make necessary improvements for racing.

Please visit the DONATE button at the upper right corner of our website to make a gift online or receive instructions for making a gift of appreciated securities, by wire or through your will. In the meantime, we wish you the happiest of holiday seasons and thank you for your continued interest in the work we are doing to steward this spectacular property.

With best wishes,

Charlie C. Fenwick, Jr.