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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.

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 obtain your license at a track.
  • Stable 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.)

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)

Before mailing, be sure to:

  1. Complete the application (Word)
    1. Type of license “License Category”
    2. Name
    3. Address
    4. Phone numbers
    5. Trainer Name
    6. “How is Ownership to be Listed” (the name you are racing under) (first line, 2nd page)
  2. Sign and date your application.
  3. Application and payment (if required for Thoroughbred Owner or Trainer) is included

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