Information For Horsemen

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Gates open 12 Noon • Opening Ceremonies 2 p.m. • Post Time 2:30 p.m.
Pleasant Prospect Farm. 4389 Jennings Chapel Road, Brookeville, MD 20833
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1st Race: The Jack Mobberly Pony Field Master Chase - Smalls

Riders not to have reached their 16th birthday. Catch weights. Mounts to be a minimum of five years old as of the 1st of the year. Riders are to follow the Field Master over a flagged course. 1 mile with no more than 12 obstacles not to exceed 2'3". After the last fence, the Field Master will release the field to race for the finish line. Entries may be asked to queue or circle at any point. Proper hunting or racing attire accepted. The use of whips is strictly prohibited. All riders must meet the qualifications of 11a of the Maryland Steeplechase Associations' General Conditions. Divisions may be combined at the discretion of the committee.

2nd Race: Open Timber

The Howard County Hunt Cup - $10,000

3 miles, over 3'6" fences; minimum weight 165 lbs. A perpetual trophy in memory of Katherine Lee Warfield.  $10,000 purse, 60% to 1st; 20% to 2nd; 12% to 3rd; 8% to 4th.

3rd Race: The Jack Mobberly Pony Field Master Chase - Mediums

Riders not to have reached their 16th birthday. Catch weights. Mounts to be a minimum of five years old as of the 1st of the year. Riders are to follow the Field Master over a flagged course. 1 mile with no more than 12 obstacles not to exceed 2'3". After the last fence, the Field Master will release the field to race for the finish line. Entries may be asked to queue or circle at any point. Proper hunting or racing attire accepted. The use of whips is strictly prohibited. All riders must meet the qualifications of 11a of the Maryland Steeplechase Associations' General Conditions. Divisions may be combined at the discretion of the committee.

4th Race: Novice Timber

The Alda Clark Plate - $2,500
3 miles over 3'6" fences. Minimum weight 165 lbs. For 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.
A perpetual trophy. Sponsored by M.T. Laney.

5th Race: The Jack Mobberly Pony Field Master Chase - Larges

Riders not to have reached their 16th birthday. Catch weights. Mounts to be a minimum of five years old as of the 1st of the year. Riders are to follow the Field Master over a flagged course. 1 mile with no more than 12 obstacles not to exceed 2'3". After the last fence, the Field Master will release the field to race for the finish line. Entries may be asked to queue or circle at any point. Proper hunting or racing attire accepted. The use of whips is strictly prohibited. All riders must meet the qualifications of 11a of the Maryland Steeplechase Associations' General Conditions. Divisions may be combined at the discretion of the committee.

6th Race: Foxhunter Timber

About 3 miles over timber, fences not to exceed 3'6". Horses must be fairly hunted by the rider (in accordance to the MSA General Conditions for foxhunters), at least five years old, and are not to have won a sanctioned timber race in the last three (3) years. Riders who have ridden under rules during the last five (5) years or who are entered in any other race of the day are ineligible for this race. Proper hunting attire. Catch weight. May be run as a Field Master Chase, at the discretion of the committee. In a Field Masters Chase, riders will follow at hunting pace behind a Field Master and will be released to race for the finish.  Divisions may be combined at the discretion of the committee. Non-Thoroughbreds must be declared at time of entry.

Specify Division:
A. The Harwood: open to members of organized packs; perpetual trophy for the winner; the Iron Bridge Phantom Fox Hunt perpetual trophy to the first non-Thoroughbred winner.
           
B. The Founders' Cup: restricted to members of the Howard County-Iron Bridge Hounds and non-TBs fairly hunted by rider; awards to the first man, first woman and first junior to cross the finish line.

7th Race: Leadline Race

The Howard County Leadline Sippy Cup For ponies ridden by Juniors who have not reached their 7th birthday as of the 1st of the year. Ponies must have lead line attached to their bridle and must be accompanied by an adult. About 30 yards, walk or trot; entries breaking out of the trot must go behind last entry in the field before continuing or may be disqualified. Riders must wear ASTM approved helmets. Overgirths & protective vests are highly encouraged. Racing silks encouraged, proper riding attire accepted. Indicate pony size when entering.

Div I (conditions above) - Small, Medium, Large Awards

Div II- No age limit, not eligible for Division I. For rider's needing 2-3 assistants.

Sippy Cup entries will be accepted by the Race Secretary until 3:30 p.m.

Post-Race Kentucky Derby Party

Immediately following the last race, all owners, riders and trainers are invited to the corporate tent (no cover, cash bar); the Kentucky Derby will be aired on monitors in the corporate tent and around the course.

$1,000 Trainer Award

$1,000 award to the leading trainer with horses running in the Howard County Cup (open timber) and the Alda Clark Plate (novice timber).  Leading trainer determined by starts and points earned in placings in accordance with the General Conditions.

Entry fee $25 except where noted.

Race Entries:
Central Entry 540-439-3820 or www.centralentryoffice.com; No entries at post: Entries Close at Noon Monday immediately prior to race day; All O/T/R's & horses must be acceptable to the race committee.  All riders must sign liability waiver; juniors must have a parent or guardian available to sign waiver.

Race Secretary: Bill Reightler  410-428-2109 or billr3@verizon.net

Post Race Kentucky Derby Party:
Immediately following the last race, all owners, riders and trainers are invited to the corporate tent (no cover, cash bar); the Kentucky Derby will be aired on monitors in the corporate tent and around the course.

Directions: From I-70, south on Rt 97, left on Jennings Chapel; course will be on the right.

 

 

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The 2014 Howard County Cup Races are presented by

M.T. LaneySEH

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