Black Pond

Black Pond and James Slater took home the feature timber race honors at the Howard County Cup Races. Photo: Bob Keller

After a week of solid rain, the clouds parted and the sun came out in time for the Howard County Cup Races.  The day attracted full fields and happy tailgaters, who got the treat of viewing the Kentucky Derby on the big screen after the last Howard County Cup Race.  Owner/Trainer Mike Leaf took home the silver in the Howard County Hunt Cup Open Timber Race with his entry Black Pond, piloted by James Slater.  Other winners on the day included Golden Slammer in the Novice Timber, Aaron’s Pick in the Foxhunter, and Kodiak in the Founders Cup races.

Three pony field master chase races were also run on the day with Bailey (Eisenberg) outdueling Jordan (Herzog) in the stretch of the large division, Splash (Leatherman) out-footing Kiss My Sass (Murphy), Bailey (Smith) besting Hickory (Davies) in the small divisions.

HCIB Ponies

Medium Pony Field Master’s Chase heading to the start. Bob Keller, photo.

Check out the images captured by the @Baltimore Sun paper HERE.

For a list of the full results, visit Central Entry Office click HERE.

Don’t forget to get your tickets to the Potomac Hunt Races, next Sunday, May 15th. Entries close TODAY at noon.  To enter visit  Potomac is the FINAL stop in the Maryland Governor’s Cup Series. The race to be Governor’s Cup Series champions is on with just one more race meet to go!  To view the current standings click HERE.

Foxhunter Race

Entries in the Foxhunter and Founder’s Cup races. Bob Keller, photo.

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