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Maryland Hunt Cup - the 127th Running
Saturday, April 27, 2024

The Maryland Hunt Cup is a Timber race, which is an American Steeplechase. It was first run on May 26 1894 and won by Johnny Miller. Eight horses have won the race three times but no horse has won it four times. It is considered one of the most difficult steeplechase races in the world.

In 1894, the members of the Elkridge Fox Hunting Club challenged the members of Green Spring Valley Hunt Club to a timber race: the first Maryland Hunt Cup. The race organizers wanted the race to be run over natural hunting country; ridden by amateurs; and have no commercial activity.

In 1922, Worthington Valley became the permanent home of the four mile, twenty-two fence racecourse. Since then, the size and spectacle of the race has grown as fans bring their friends and families for an afternoon of tailgating and picnicking on the hillside that overlooks the racecourse. Join the crowd of spectators as they stand on the same place that their grandparents did and watch as the top equine athletes compete for the Maryland Hunt Cup.

Maryland Hunt Cup
Maryland Hunt Cup
2700 Tufton Ave

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