Equipped with a GoPro cam, Sun photojournalist Karl Merton Ferron offers this unconventional perspective from the 117th running of the Maryland Hunt Cup.
Professor Maxwell wins 117th Maryland Hunt Cup
By Nelson Coffin, Baltimore Sun Media Group
10:04 p.m. EDT, April 28, 2013
Mark Beecher gave a thumbs-up sign and flashed a wide grin as he entered the paddock following the 117th running of the Maryland Hunt Cup on a warm and sunny afternoon in Worthington Valley on April 27.
Yet a bit of a grimace could also be detected on the the face 27-year-old native of County Waterford, Ireland as he dismounted from Professor Maxwell, the winner in 8:57.3 by one-and-a-half lengths over Sand Box Rules over the 4-mile, 22-fence steeplechase course generally regarded as the most arduous of its kind in the world.
Guts for Garters finished third in the 12-horse race.