• The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    Increase awareness of the diverse career options in the Thoroughbred industry
  • The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    Give participants access to leaders in all facets of the Maryland Thoroughbred industry
  • The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    Highlight various paths for pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred industry
  • The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    Address a critical need to attract and retain experienced employees
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Hear from the 2018 Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program participants.

By Sara Gordon

As foaling season produces a new and promising generation of racing stock, the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation hopes to launch a new generation of its own: college students interested in finding careers within the Thoroughbred industry. Since the successful launch of the program last June, organizers spent the beginning of 2018 accepting applications and preparing for the second running of the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program, which will run from June 4-9, this year. While MHIF prepares for the new class, those who participated in the inaugural running continue to make headway, while taking what they learned from the Maryland industry with them each step of the way.

Applications for the 2018 Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program are being accepted through April 20th. The program will run June 4-9.

Applicants must complete the application online - find the application here. Those that apply will be contacted after April 20th to schedule an interview. The six people selected for the 2018 MTCP will be notified of their acceptance by May 18th. 

Find answers to FAQs about the program here or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more specifics.

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FAQ's

  • What is the MTCP?

    The MTCP is a career development initiative started by the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation with the purpose of increasing awareness of the diverse career options in the Thoroughbred industry, giving participants access to leaders in all facets of the Maryland Thoroughbred industry, highlighting various paths for pursuing a career in Read More
  • Who can apply?

    The program is open to United States residents between the ages of 17 and 22. Read More
  • When are applications due?

    Applications for the 2020 MTCP are due April 24, 2020. Read More
  • What are the dates of the 2020 MTCP?

    The 2020 program will run from June 8-13. Read More
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Sample Schedule

Day Topic
Monday Maryland horse industry overview, sales/consignment, regulation
Tuesday Equine nutrition, farm visits - broodmares management, stallions
Wednesday Equine rescue, farm visits - foaling, yearling consignment
Thursday Equine veterinary care, steeplechase racing, racing/breeding partnerships
Friday Fair Hill training center - training, veterinary care, equine therapy
Saturday Racing office operations, racetrack management, horsemen's relations