January 30, 2012, Glyndon MD----The Maryland Hunt Cup Association has announced a new Early Nomination process for the 116th running on Saturday, April 28, 2012. The new process is intended to create more excitement about the race, earlier. By moving the Nomination date to March, spectators and sportswriters will know which horses are aiming for the Hunt Cup and will be able to follow their favorite during the Spring timber season. Nominations will continue to be handled by the NSA office.
Horses nominated by March 13, 2012, will pay a Nomination fee of only $25. Horses nominated after March 13, 2012 will pay a Supplemental fee of $500.