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Fair Hill: From America’s Aintree to America’s Newmarket

By Dorothy Ours and Barbara Heck Reprinted from the 2020 Bloodstock Notebook, published in the U.K. to coincide with the December Tattersall Sales Tucked in the beautiful rolling hills of the northeast corner of Maryland, the foxhunting, steeplechasing and turf racing paradise William du Pont, Jr. created and called Fair Hill nearly a century ago […]

Luck at the Cup Episode 4: Fair Hill’s Graham Motion and Dr. Kathy Anderson

Broadcaster and writer, Nick Luck along with the Breeders’ Cup recently launched a new and engaging talk show, “Luck at the Cup.”  The show spotlights several of the industry’s most iconic personalities as they prepare for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Luck modeled the show after his popular television program in the UK, “Luck […]

Cecil Whig: New nonprofit to oversee Fair Hill 5-star buildout

By Jacob Owens | Link to Story BALTIMORE — State officials have created a new nonprofit tasked with promoting sports in the state, and its first action was forming an organizing committee and naming a leader who will oversee the development of the five-star equestrian competition at Fair Hill that begins next year. The nonprofit, […]

This is Horse Racing: Fair Hill’s Coggins race honors loyal supporter

By Joe Clancy | Link to Article When eight female hurdle horses line up for Saturday’s Iris Ann Coggins Memorial Stakes at Fair Hill, they’ll help honor someone who saw their value. Coggins, who died in 2015, was a loyal volunteer at Fair Hill and a staunch supporter of opportunities for fillies and mares on […]

America’s Best Racing: Five Reasons to Attend the 85th Fair Hill Races

By Amercia’s Best Racing | Link to Post The Fair Hill Races are this Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25, and the event is sure to have something for everyone. Read on for five reasons you need to attend! 1. Celebrate the history! This year marks 85 years for the Fair Hill Races, and the Cecil County […]

Cecil Whig: Cecil County’s Win Win Win to compete in Kentucky Derby

Mike Trombetta-trained colt latest contender from Fair Hill By Jordan Schatz | Link to Article Win Win Win was all alone Thursday as he performed his early-morning workout at Churchill Downs under a blanket of gray clouds. It marked a stark difference from Sunday’s timed workout, when the Fair Hill-based colt, under direction of local […]

Press Box: With Course Designer Hired, Fair Hill Advances Five-Star Vision

By Bill Ordine Link to Article In a flip of the now familiar phrase, “build it and they will come,” a major international sports event is coming to Maryland and the important building will start soon. The event is a major equestrian happening — a five-star Three-Day Eventing competition scheduled for October 2020. It’s set […]

Horse & Hound: Ian Stark ‘thrilled’ to design his first five-star cross-country course

By Becky Murray | Link to Story Triple Badminton winner Ian Stark says he is “absolutely thrilled” to be designing his first five-star cross-country course. The four-time silver Olympic medallist has been hired to design the course at Fair Hill International in Maryland, United States ahead of its first CCI5*-L (formerly CCI4*) in October 2020. Ian, who visited […]

The Baltimore Sun: Fair Hill gets funding for international equestrian event

By Jeff Barker | Link to Story The Board of Public Works on Wednesday unanimously approved $1 million for improvements to the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area, which is to be the new host of an annual international event of horse jumping, cross country and dressage. The upgrades to the state park’s facilities — […]