Maryland’s Hunt Cup, the country’s most challenging horse race, bets on its future

//Maryland’s Hunt Cup, the country’s most challenging horse race, bets on its future

by Frances Stead Sellers

The Maryland Hunt Cup, one of the most coveted prizes in the dangerous sport of steeplechasing, involves riding a four-mile course over 22 tall timber fences. Established in 1894 as a friendly contest between two local fox hunts, the once-legendary sport is now looking to bring in new blood as the number of racehorse owners declines.

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2016-12-10T14:15:15+00:00 February 26th, 2016|Valleys in the Press|