Tom Winebrener, Chairperson
The Maryland Standardbred Race Fund Advisory Committee was established in 1971 (Chapter 771, Acts of 1971).
The Committee assists and advises the Maryland Racing Commission on the administration of the Standardbred
Race Program, the Standardbred Race Fund, and the Standardbred Sires Stakes Program. The Standardbred Race
Fund is supported by an assessment on each harness track licensee of a portion of the mutuel pool on all bets
made and proceeds from uncashed winning tickets purchased through a harness licensee. The Fund is used
primarily for purses for races involving Maryland-bred and Maryland sired standardbred horses.
The Committee consists of six members. Five members are appointed to four year terms and the chairperson to
a one year term by the Maryland Racing Commission with the approval of the Secretary of Labor, Licensing and
Regulation. Two members are nominated by the organization representing a majority of the standardbred breeders
in Maryland, one of which must be a commercial breeder. One is nominated by the Cloverleaf Standardbred
Owners' Association, two represent each harness track license, and one is a member of the Maryland Racing
Commission. Authorization for the Committee continues until July 1, 2001
Business Regulation Article, Sections. 11-623 through 11-636).