Date(s) - 05/04/2019
After enjoying almost two decades at Meriwether Farm in Glenelg, in 2007 the races relocated to Pleasant Prospect, the family farm of current MFH, Don Reuwer. In 2011 the Howard County Cup race committee made another radical yet strategic decision to move the race date on the calendar from late March to the first Saturday in May, benefitting the horses and riders with improved footing, and increasing the enjoyment of the spectators with the more agreeable weather.
The Howard County Cup Races continues to offer substantial purses for owners whose horses were not pointed to Maryland’s big-three timber races, and/or who prefer to stay closer to home rather than cross the river on the first Saturday in May. With a complete card offering foxhunter timber races, pony races and the still-new Shetland Derby Dash and Sippy Cup, Howard County is “all-in” race day for multi-generational race and foxhunting families. In response to requests from foxhunters, this year’s meet offers expanded foxhunter divisions – check out the revamped Conditions!