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Construction Approved for Fair Hill Equine Facility Improvements

Public Invited to Open House May 15

Photo of horses clearing hurdle at Fair Hill steeplechaseThe Maryland Board of Public Works approved the awarding of a $17 million construction contract for improving the historic horse racing facilities at Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area.

Construction is expected to begin in late May. The Maryland Stadium Authority will manage the construction project, which was awarded to Turner Construction Co. of Baltimore.  

The improvements to the racetrack, including irrigation capabilities, are designed to improve the safety and viability of the course. These capital improvements will also allow the venue to meet requirements for the first Fair Hill CCI5* Three-Day Event, slated for October 2020, making it one of just a handful of sites worldwide to host a premier 5-star three-day eventing competition, and only the second in the United States.

In addition to the stadium authority, the department is working closely with partners Fair Hill International Inc., the Fair Hill Foundation and the Maryland Horse Industry Board. 

The Maryland Park Service has scheduled a public open house to showcase plans May 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Walls Hall on the grounds of Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area. Informational updates will also be posted online.