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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Originally Posted by aa3jy View Post
Did you watch CBS's '60 Minute' piece about the Maryland Hunt Cup? My father won it back in 1940 as he broke his back in one of the earlier races..very tough course for both rider and horse...
We did see it. Pretty impressive that your father won the race. It is brutal. Our good friends actually live on Worthington Farm so we've been up close and personal with the races for years. We walk up the hill to the tree line just behind jumps 6 and 16 which are arguably the toughest on the course. One rider was hurt pretty badly this year going over jump 6 (two riders/horses went down there this year.) Only two of ten horses finished this year. The crowd seemed extremely large this year. Good weather I guess.

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