Held annually on the last Saturday of April, the Maryland Hunt Cup was established in 1894 as a friendly contest between two fox hunts. The race involves a four-mile steeplechase in which riders must navigate through a course that requires them to leap over 22 tall timber fences. During the 118th Maryland Hunt Cup in 2014, Guts For Glory came out ahead of Imperial Way and claimed first place.
Born in Ireland in April 2003, Guts For Garters is the son of the Strawbridge family’s award-winning brown colt Presenting. He received his training from Stewart Strawbridge’s sister Sanna Neilson and previously won two overseas races in Ireland. While in Ireland, Guts For Garters’ wins included a hurdle and a chase. His win in the Maryland Hunt Cup marks the third win of his career. Additionally, he recently competed in the 2015 Maryland Hunt Cup and placed second.