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Maryland Governor's Cup

The Maryland Governor's Cup Series Awards are presented by MidAtlantic Farm Credit to recognize and honor the top horses and riders who participate in the events throughout the season.

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(Maryland Young Riders Group Award)

The Maryland Governor's Cup Series is sponsored by

2008 Reception
2014 MGC Sponsors

The series includes races from the majority of Maryland race meets throughout the spring and include the following awards:

  • Maryland Steeplechase Horse of the Year
  • Maryland Novice Timber Horse of the Year
  • $1,000 Maryland Timber Horse Awards
  • Amateur Apprentice Timber Horse and Rider Champion
  • The Voss Amateur Flat Race Series
  • Leading Trainer
  • Overall Leading Rider
  • Leading Timber Rider
  • Thomas H. Voss Memorial Perpetual Trophy for the Leading Amateur Rider
  • The Betsy Firey Memorial Trophy for the Leading Female Jockey
  • Gentleman Foxhunter Timber Champion
  • Lady Timber Champion
  • The Hurdy Gurdy Perpetual Trophy
  • The Stubben Ultimate Foxhunter - click here for form
  • Small Pony Rider
  • Medium  Pony Rider
  • Large Pony Rider
  • Overall Pony Rider
  • Junior Horse Rider
  • Junior Foxchasing Scholarship
  • Jonathan Kiser Memorial Scholarship
  • The D.M. Smithwick Award

Conditions Book

Download the 2014 conditions book by clicking here. It is a 6.0M document and will take a long time to download if you do not have broadband. It is in a PDF format. Individual race conditions are listed on each race's web page. Please click here see the general conditionsin HTML.

Note, the official conditions are those in the published conditions book (which you may download or receive in the mail). With the exception of corrections published below, if there is a discrepancy between the published book and the conditions shown on any page on this website, the published conditions book conditions are the official conditions. If you have a question on any particular race, please see the horseman's contact information at the bottom of each race condition page.


    The Howard County Cup Race Committee is regretfully canceling the amateur flat race, The Old Glory Dash.
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