Due to the ongoing pandemic, organizers will be carding only two horse races, the Howard County Cup open timber, the Alda Clark novice timber.
Also in deference to the current climate, tailgating is not, at this time, available to the general public.
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. We look forward to re-opening our races to the general public in 2022.
Currently not open to the general public.
Pleasant Prospect Farm
4389 Jennings Chapel Road • Brookeville, MD 20833
The Howard County Hunt Cup
3 miles, over 3’6” fences;
minimum weight 165 lbs.
The Alda Clark Plate
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.
$1,000 Trainer Bonus
Entries will close Monday prior to race day at noon. Click here to enter.
NOT OFFERED FOR 2021
We look forward to seeing you in 2022!
Please check back in 2022 for these opportunities!
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!
provides a wonderful opportunity for local businesses to showcase to the local community.