"The Grand National Point To Point: The Fox Hunters Challenge Cup" 1940

Saturday, April 20th, 1940

Hereford, MD

[2] pp.

5" x 6 3/4"

The Grand National Steeplechase was founded in 1898 by several young men who wanted to compete in the Maryland Hunt Cup, but were too young to enter. Since its founding, the Grand National has become a standard in Maryland timber racing. The race is often compared to the Maryland Hunt Cup, and for good reason; the two races do share many similarities. But if the Hunt Cup is the most demanding timber race, the Grand National is the most demanding three-mile timber race – a critical difference, as the shorter distance means faster racing over eighteen unyielding obstacles. Since the race moved to the current course in 1946, there have been sixteen horses to win both races, but there have been fifteen Hunt Cup winners to start the Grand National and never win. The Grand National Steeplechase is a truly unique race with its own distinct set of challenges.

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