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Return of the Fair Hill Races Still on Hold

Originally published in the Spring 2023 Fair Hill Bugle –  With discussions ongoing about a memorandum of understanding and land use agreement with the State of Maryland, owner of the Fair Hill property, the Fair Hill Foundation will not pursue the Fair Hill Races card this May, Foundation President Charles C. Fenwick, Jr. announced in […]

Repairs to Infield Arenas Cancel Memorial Day Fair Hill Races

Facing necessary repairs to the three new infield arenas, members of the Board of Directors of the Fair Hill Foundation have made the decision to cancel the 86th running of the Fair Hill Races in Spring 2022. “Of course, we are disappointed the Races won’t be run this Memorial Day weekend,” Fair Hill Foundation President […]

Fair Hill Races Not Scheduled for 2021 to Allow New Turf Course to Develop

Elkton, Maryland – The Fair Hill Races will not be held in May 2021 to allow the new turf surface to fully mature, The Fair Hill Foundation announced today. While the new track is lush and green, turf experts say it needs more time before it is ready for flat and jump racing events. Through […]

Family and Friends Honor Louis “Paddy” Neilson III

New Timber Course Will Carry His Name This article originally appeared in the September 2020 issue of the Fair Hill Foundation newsletter Family and friends of Paddy Neilson donated nearly $700,000 to place his name permanently on the new Timber Course at Fair Hill, Fair Hill Foundation Vice chair and Campaign Chair Jack S. Griswold […]