Photo by Jim Graham.


2019 Willowdale Steeplechase Race Day Schedule

Everything you need to know about the 27th running of Kennett Square’s Willowdale Steeplechase.

27th Running of the Willowdale Steeplechase 

SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019

101 E. Street Road, Kennett Square, Pa. 


10 a.m. 

• Gates open.

• Willowdale shops, restaurant booths, Kids’ Alley Tent and Antique Car Display open 

10:30 a.m. 

• Jack Russell Terrier Races (new time)

11:30 a.m. 

• The Whip Tavern Tailgate Competition judging begins

• Pony races start

12:30 p.m.

• National Anthem 

1 p.m.

• Miss Nancy Nicholas Memorial Side Saddle Field Master’s Chase 

1:30 p.m.

• Liam Magee SOTA Apprentice Rider Race 

2 p.m. 

• Maiden Claiming Hurdle: The Folly 

2:30 p.m. 

Conditioned Claiming Hurdle: The Rose Tree Cup

2:45 p.m. 

• Tailgate competition winner announced

• Miss Nancy Nicholas Memorial Side Saddle Race Awards presented in front of the OTR tent

3 p.m. 

• Amateur Steeplechase: The Willowdale Steeplechase Stakes sponsored by Buttonwood/Sycamore Farms

3:30 p.m. 

• Maiden Timber: The Landhope Cup

4 p.m. 

• Amateur Apprentice Timber: The Marshall W. Jenney Memorial Foxhunter’s Chase 

6 p.m.

• Gates close

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