Steeplechase Events

Maryland’s steeplechase tradition is the perfect excuse to tailgate and horse around.



The Maryland Hunt Cup
The Maryland Hunt Cup
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Maryland Hunt Cup vintage photo
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Maryland Hunt Cup jockeys
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Steeplechase races over timber is a Maryland tradition that goes back some 100-plus years. Few sports can boast the tradition of family participation which characterize these races.

Originating in the United Kingdom as a cross-country race from church steeple to church steeple, Maryland has enjoyed this exciting sport for more than 100 years. Expect plenty of tailgating!

Where to See Steeplechase Races

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