CELEBRATE HOWARD COUNTY'S PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. A Maryland tradition for over 70 years. Enjoy family, friends and a day in the country!
The race meet showcases one of Maryland's most historic sports, horse racing over the open countryside while jumping over natural fences. Spectators enjoy an outdoor party, vying for "Best Tailgate Awards" while cheering on the horses and riders.
8:00 am - Gates Open for Railside Tailgates
10:00am - Gates open for General Parking & Tailgate Parking
12:30 pm - Opening Ceremonies and Parade of Hounds.
1:00pm - Post time - Let the Races Begin!
4:00 pm - Event Concludes
Pleasant Prospect Farm
4389 Jennings Chapel Road • Brookeville, MD 20833
The Howard County Hunt Cup
The Alda Clark Plate
$1,500 Trainer Bonus
Pony Field Master Chases
Sippy Cup & Derby Dash
Entries will open one week prior; entries will close Monday prior to race day at noon.
Tailgate Options Range from $100-$1,500
General Parking $25
Categories: Best Theme/Presentation
Best Food & Drink
Overall Grand Champion
Winners will be announced sometime between the 1st and 2nd Race.
Awards will be presented at the location of the winning tailgates.
Howard County's leading business owners have long known the advantage of the elite marketing and networking opportunities provided by supporting the Howard County Cup Races. See below for prior year supporters.
include options for site signage, video and digital branding, program advertising, client entertainment and networking opportunities!