Off Track Betting Locations in Maryland
Looking for the place where organized thoroughbred racing was formally introduced into America? Maryland is credited with that honor, having formed the Maryland Jockey Club in 1743 (it remains the longest-standing sports association in the U.S.). Belair Stable in Prince George's County is recognized as the "cradle of American racing" and was the birthplace of Gallant Fox and Omaha, the only father-and-son horses to win the Triple Crown.
Maryland is also the home of the second jewel in that crown, the Preakness Stakes, named after the horse that won the inagural race at Pimlico in 1870. Located in northwest Baltimore, Pimlico Race Course is 1-3/16 miles of track on which champions such as Affirmed, Alydar and Seattle Slew forged their legacies. Laurel Park, home to the Maryland Million, is another magical place where the likes of Barbaro, Secretariat, Spectacular Bid and War Admiral ran to glory. Ocean Downs in Berlin is a locus of standardbred harness racing along with Rosecroft in Fort Washington, which is known as the "Raceway By the Beltway."
Online Racebooks to Bet Maryland Horse Racing
If you can't find a Maryland OTB, you can still bet the races with one of these online racebooks.
* REMINDER! - you must be of legal age in your state or province to legally wager on thoroughbred or harness horse racing. Please bet responsibly!
The current off-track betting locations in the state are the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, the Timonium OTB at the Maryland State Fairgrounds and the new kid on the block, G Boone's Restaurant and Bar in Boonsboro. Open since April 2016, G Boone's has exceeded the expectations of the Jockey Club, handling more than $1 million in wagers in its first three months. Simlucast wagering is also available at those outlets and at Pimlico (when there is no live racing at the track) and at the Riverboat On the Potomac in Colonial Beach.
If your upcoming travel plans don't include a visit to this historic and popular area, our preferred racebooks can connect you to cards at Pimlico and Laurel as well as venues around the world.
List of Off Track Betting Locations in Maryland
Horseshoe Casino OTB1525 Russell Street Baltimore, MD 21230 (844) 777-SHOE Web: www.caesars.com/horseshoe-baltimore
G Boone's Restaurant and Bar7704 Old National Pike Boonsboro, MD 21713 (301) 470-5403 Web: www.gboones.com/#now-open
Timonium OTBMaryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 (410) 252-0200 Web: www.marylandstatefair.com/general-info/totb