Saturday, May 4, 2019

About Us

A Howard County family tradition for over 70 years!

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.   

Schedule (tentative)

12:30 pm Gates Open for spectators to set up tailgates. 

2:00 pm Tailate Contest Judging Begins 

2:30 pm Opening Ceremonies 

2:45 pm Horses & Riders to the paddock, please 

3:00 pm First Race - followed by steeplechase and pony races 6:45 pm Kentucky Derby Airs 7:00 pm Event Concludes

Location

Pleasant Prospect Farm

4389 Jennings Chapel Road • Brookeville, MD 20833

Being Part of the Howard County Cup Races

Tailgating Options

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Race meet tailgates can be simple country picnics or elaborate affairs with silver and crystal - or themed parties! 


Premium Railside: $1,500 

20x20 w/ tent + 15 guest parking passes

Railside Plus: $700

10x10 + 10 guest parking passes

Railside Basic: $500

Great Tailgating along the stretch

Preferred Patron: $300

Traditional Tailgating with a great view

Subscriber: $100

Traditional Tailgating

General Parking: $25

Perfect for picnickers or guests


Click here to reserve your spot soon - tailgates closest to the action sell out! 


Need design inspiration? 

Check out photos from prior years!

Spectating Q & A

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Q. How many vehicles will fit in one tailgate spot?

A. 1 vehicle, but it will be roomy enough for an XL SUV or pick up. 


Q. Is there a limit to the number of people per vehicle?

A. There is no limit on the number of people in the vehicle - bring as many people as you can fit!


Q. My friends will have a prime tailgate spot; is there a less expensive option for regular parking?

A. YES! General parking is only $25. 


Q. Can I order online?

A. YES! Click here!


Q. What if I prefer to mail in a check?

A. No problem! Just download order form and mail it in with your payment.


Networking - Marketing

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Premiere Business Exposure

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. 


Sponsorship Opportunities

include options for site signage, video and digital branding, program advertising, client entertainment and networking opportunities!


Race Program Advertising

provides a wonderful opportunity for local businesses to showcase to the local community. 


See below to find out more! 

Horse Races

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  Open Timber  

The Howard County Hunt Cup - $10,000

3 miles, over 3’6” fences; 

minimum weight 165 lbs.   

Novice Timber  

The Alda Clark Plate - $2,500

3 miles over 3’6” fences. Minimum weight 165 lbs. Non-winners over timber prior to the 1st of the current year; for each win since the 1st of the current year add 5 lbs.


Entries are closed. See below for Entries. 

Ponies, Juniors +

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  The Sippy Cup (Lead Line)


The Shetland Derby Dash  


Junior Field Master Chases

Divisions for ponies and juniors on horses. 


Entries are closed. See below for Entries. 

Course Maps!

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The Harwood

About 3 miles over timber, fences not to exceed 3'6".  For members of organized packs on Thoroughbreds


Entries are closed. See below for Entries. 

Forms to Download

2019 Howard County Cup Race Entries FINAL (pdf)

Download

2019 Course Map (pdf)

Download

2019 Jr Field Master Chase (pdf)

Download

Prior Sponsors

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