2017 Steeplechase Calendar
A guide to Point-to-Point, Willowdale Steeplechase and Radnor Hunt Races.
39th Annual Point-to-Point at Winterthur
Sunday, May 7
5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington
11:30 A.M General-admission gates open and pony rides begin. Place a $5 “wager” for a chance to win $500 in the You Bet! Race Raffle. Explore the Marketplace for hats, clothing, jewelry, accessories and more. Enjoy Winterthur Hunt and Canine Capers, with activities for kids and dogs, respectively. The antique auto display features Rolls-Royces and Bentleys from the Keystone Region of the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club, plus a Jaguar Land Rover display.
11:45 A.M. Performance by Delaware State Police Pipes and Drums
NOON Alison Hershbell Pony Races and parade of River Hills Foxhounds
1 P.M. George A “Frolic” Carriage Parade
1:30 P.M. Presentation of the Tailgate Picnic Competition Award. Stick Horse Races begin for ages 4 and under
2 P.M. Isabella du Pont Sharp Memorial Maiden Timber Race
2:15 P.M. Stick Horse Races (for ages 5-7)
2:30 P.M. Winterthur Bowl Open Timber Race
2:45 P.M. Stick Horse Races (for ages 8-10)
3 P.M. Vicmead Plate Amateur Highweight Timber Race
3:30 P.M. Middletown Cup Open Flat Race
3:45 P.M. Presentation of the Greta Brown Layton Trophy
4 P.M. Gates close.
25th Anniversary Running of the Willowdale Steeplechase
Sunday, May 14
101 E. Street Road, Kennett Square
10 A.M. Gates open, followed by an opening announcements.
Willowdale Shops, restaurant booths, Kid’s Alley Tent and antique car display open.
11 A.M. Jack Russell Terrier races
11:30 A.M. Silver Tailgate Competition, sponsored by the Whip Tavern
NOON National Anthem
12:15 P.M. Pony Races
1 P.M. Side Saddle Race
1:30 P.M. Amateur Training Flat: The Liam Magee
2 P.M. Maiden Timber: The Landhope Cup
2:30 P.M. Amateur Apprentice Timber: The Marshall W. Jenney Memorial Foxhunter’s Chase
2:45 P.M. Presentation of tailgate competition prizes
3 P.M. Amateur Steeplechase Stakes: The Willowdale Steeplechase
3:30 P.M. Maiden Claiming Hurdle: The Folly
4 P.M. Conditioned Claiming Hurdle: The Rose Tree Cup
6 P.M. Gates close.
87th Radnor Hunt Races, Racing for Open Space
Saturday, May 20
826 Providence Road, Malvern
9:30 A.M. Gates open.
NOON-2 P.M. Tailgate Picnic Competition
1 P.M. Presentation of the colors by First City Troop and the national anthem.
1:30 P.M. Milfern Cup Race
2 P.M. Thompson Memorial Steeplechase
2:30 P.M. Parade of Antique Carriages
3 P.M. Radnor Hunt Cup Race
4 P.M. National Hunt Cup Race
4:30 P.M. James M. Moran Jr. Steeplechase
5 P.M. Henry Collins Steeplechase
Subscribers are welcome to stay on the grounds after the races to watch the running of the Preakness on the Jumbotron.