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License Fees - Maryland Racing Commission

As of January 1, 2017, the Maryland Racing Commission no longer charges license fees. The completion of an application is still a requirement to obtain a license as well.

Thoroughbred License Fees:

Thoroughbred Owners and Trainers have to continue to pay the Jockey Fund of $100.00.

  • Original Trainer (Must include Certificate of Workers' Compensation Insurance Information with Application)
    Note - If you have never been licensed in the State of Maryland as a trainer, you must receive your license at a track.
  • Stable Name (Anyone who owns 5% or more interest must have an owner's license)

Harness License Fees - We offer the option of a 1 or 3 year license(s):

  • Trainer (Must include Certificate of Workers' Compensation Insurance Information with Application)
    Note
    - If you have never been licensed in the State of Maryland as a trainer, you must receive your license at a track.
  • Stable/Corp. Name (Anyone who owns 5% or more interest must have an owner's license)

PLEASE MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO THE MARYLAND RACING COMMISSION
(If you are paying for multiple licenses you only need one check for all licenses.)

Before mailing, be sure to:

  1. Complete the application (Word) and make sure you list your trainer (1st page) as well as the name you will be racing under (first line, 2nd page).
  2. Sign and date your application.
  3. Application and payment is included in the envelope.
  4. All fees have been calculated correctly. (If you are obtaining a thoroughbred license Compensation Fund + license fee)
  5. If you are racing under an entity instead of your name, please make sure you include the stable fee as well.

Mail Payments To: 
Maryland Racing Commission
300 E. Towsontown Blvd.
Towson, Maryland 21286