Sport: Maryland Hunt Cup

Amtree is longer, its jumps a little higher, but the Maryland Hunt Cup, No. 1 steeplechase in the U.S., has special hazards of its own. Instead of hedges which a horse can brush without falling and which, when the big field has crashed through them on the first circuit of the course, are considerably easier the second time around, the Maryland jumps are timber fences with the top rail securely nailed down. In a blue-green pocket of the hills a few miles outside of Baltimore, eight horses went to the post last week.

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