Live Racing action returns March 8

Condition Sheets Available


Overnight Purses to Average $57,000 per night


 (Fort Washington, MD – August 26, 2013)    The condition sheet for the Saturday, September 14 fall meet opener for Rosecroft Raceway is now available at under the “Horsemen” section and at


A purse increase averaging 10 to 15% in most categories has been applied, bringing the nightly average overnight purse distribution to a projected $57,000 per night.    “Maryland Preferred” races, those with at least seven betting interests consisting of horses owned by Maryland residents, sired or foaled in Maryland or trained by Maryland trainers will race for a 20% premium to the base purse for that class.   In addition, a $100 payment will be made to any horse finishing in 6th through 9th place in any race.


New racing secretary Peter Hanley has added claiming conditioned races to the menu as well as creating a tier system for the Maryland Preferred Open events based on field size.   Purses will range from $7,500 (for five betting interests) up to $10,000 (for seven or more betting interests) in the Open Pace and Trot and Open Filly and Mare pace.


“We are going to try a few new things to encourage people to test the claiming ranks this meet,” Hanley said.  “The different categories within the claiming conditions will hopefully create some competitive races.    In addition we will work to provide the best range of racing opportunities for Maryland horsemen and horses,” Hanley added.


Horsemen are reminded that the entry box will close at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11 for the Saturday card.    The entry box for Tuesday, September 17 will close Thursday, September 12

At 10 a.m.    Entries can be made by calling (301) 567-4401 or (301) 567-4435.


Rosecroft will race every Tuesday and Saturday evening starting at 7:25 p.m. nightly through December 21.