COVID-19 Update: We have postponed the April 18 and May 9 sessions of the Career Exploration Series.

The Fasig-Tipton Two-Year-Old sale has been rescheduled for late May and late June, so it is likely that we will do the sales session before one of those...probably June to be extra safe. For now, the July 11 session will remain as planned.

Given the nature of the situation, we will hold off on confirming dates until we get through the end of April. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or concerns.

Launched in 2018, the Career Exploration Series, formerly known as the Mini Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program, is a partnership with the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation (MHIF) and University of Maryland Extension 4-H Horse program to allow youth to learn about and experience the Thoroughbred industry. A three-part series run throughout the beginning of the year for youth ages 14-19, the CES sessions cover topics such as reproduction, training, and sales, while exposing youth to various organizations and individuals within Maryland's Thoroughbred Industry. Sessions are held at various locations around the state.

Maryland and non-Maryland residents are all welcome! No previous experience with horses is required.

Note: This program is designed for people between the ages of 14 and 19. Parents/chaperones are welcome to join, but please only RSVP for participants.

2020 Schedule:

Session 1 - POSTPONED
Topic: Thoroughbred Breeding
Meet Thoroughbred foals and learn about the entire breeding process. Farm manager, Jim Steele, and the team will share their insights.

Session 2 - POSTPONED
Topic: Thoroughbred Sales
Go behind the scenes at one of the nation's most popular 2-year-old in training sales. Watch horses train with sales director, Paget Bennett, interact with consignors and see if you can pick a future star!

Session 3 - July 11
Topic: Thoroughbred Racing
Experience the typical morning of a Thoroughbred trainer. Learn about what makes a Thoroughbred racehorse's daily training schedule different from the average horse, and all that managing a racing stable entails.
Location: Laurel Park
Address: 198 Laurel Race Track Rd, Laurel, MD
Start Time: Morning - Specifics TBD

- Go to the eventbrite page
- Click the orange "Select A Date" button
- Choose which events (you are welcome to all!) you would like to attend
(Limit four tickets per individual)

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