The Maryland State Fair runs Aug. 28 through Sept. 7 at the fairgrounds in Timonium.
The Shetland Steeplechase race begins at 5 p.m. on Aug. 28 at the track on the fairgrounds.
The pony races start at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 29.
The first race on Aug. 29 is a lead line trot race for riders younger than age 7. That race will be followed by small pony, Shetland pony, medium pony and large pony races.
Registration is $25 per pony and entries must be received by noon on Aug. 24.
For more details about the pony races, go to www.usponyracing.com.
This year's fair will host the first Maryland Horse Festival/Horse Land that features 11 days of free equine entertainment, events and education.
Activities include bull riding, barrel races, mule races and stick horse races.
Admission to the fair is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 62 and older, $3 for children 6-11. Children 5 and under are free,
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For more details about the fair, go to www.marylandstatefair.com.