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The 2019 Steeplechase & Hunt Horse Racing Season Has Arrived

May 3, 2019

It’s that time of year again – The Winterthur Point to PointThe Willowdale Steeplchase, and the Radnor Hunt Races run over the next three weekends.

Winterthur Point to PointIt’s that time of year to enjoy some great steeplechase racing throughout the Brandywine Valley.

This weekend, the 41st Annual Point to Point is being run at Winterthur in Greenville DE. It will be the place to be on Sunday May 5. With tailgating, children activities, and fantastic racing, it is a great way to relax and spend time with your friends and family. Gates open at 10:30 with racing starting at 2:00. The Alison Hershbell Pony Races start at noon and the George A “Frolic” Weymouth Parade of Antique Carriages begins at 1:00.

On May 12, you can ramble up to Kennett Square to enjoy the Willowdale Steeplechase. The event helps to raise money for The Stroud Water Resource Center, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center, and Quest Therapeutic Services. The day begins at 10:00 with the opening welcome and Jack Russel Terrier Races at 10:30. Pony Races start a 11:30. Horse racing starts at 1:00 and races run throughout the afternoon.

Willowdale SteeplechaseThe 89th Radnor Hunt Races are run the following weekend on Saturday May 18 – a great weekend to move up to the Main Line and the grounds of the Radnor Hunt in Willistown Township, The races support The Brandywine Consevancy. Gates open at 9:00 with the first of six races starting at 1:30.

Take some time and be sure to enjoy three great weekends of local horse racing in May.

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Devon, PA/Wilmington, DE
Office: 610-225-7400/Direct: 610-618-0808

Horse Racing Season is Here!

May 1, 2013

The horse racing season is here! May is the best time of year for those who enjoy Hunt and Steeplechase racing.

Three events are just around the corner.

Winterthur Point to PointThe Winterthur Point to Point is the first up on Sunday May 5. This is their 35th Anniversary and a great chance to celebrate both the great racing traditions and Cinco de Mayo. The gates open at 10:30 with racing beginning at 2:00. Be sure to enjoy the pony races and Parade of Antique Carriages before the races.

Willowdale SteeplechaseThe following weekend on Sunday May 12, The Willowdale Steeplechase will be held just outside Kennett Square. Continuing this Mother’s Day tradition, the Jack Russell Terrier Races begin at 11:00 with the Pony Races following at 12:15. The post time for the first horse race is 1:30.

Radnor HuntFinally on Saturday May 18, the Radnor Hunt Races will be held. The grounds open at 9:00 and the races begin at 1:30. All proceeds benefit the Brandywine Conservancy.

Be sure to take some time this year to enjoy these classic local traditions. They are a great opportunity to enjoy the spring with your friends and family and support our local organizations.

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Devon, PA/Wilmington, DE
Office: 610-225-7400/Direct: 610-618-0808

Spring Events To Watch

May 3, 2011

The Wilmington Flower Market and Winthethur’s Point-to-Point are just around the corner.

With the arrival of Spring and the beginning of summer, an incredible array of events return to the area.

Whether you are looking for sporting events, theater shows, movies, concerts, or carnivals, you can find almost anything in the month of May. Two of the most popular that kick off with Mother’s Day this weekend is the annual Wilmington Flower Market and Winterthur’s Point-to-Point.

The Wilmington Flower Market will be held May 5, 6, and 7 from 10:00AM to 7:00PM each day in Rockford Park. As usual it will come with a complete complement of rides, game, crafts, and of course plants. There will also be a full schedule of events planned throughout the three days.

Winterthur’s Point-to-Point follows on Mother’s Day, May 8. Gates will open for tailgating starting at 10:30 and will open for general admission at 11:30.  The day is filled with horse racing, carriage parades, antique auto displays, and stick horse races.

Both events are long Delaware traditions and great events that can be enjoyed by all! Take some time and enjoy the season.

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Bear, DE/Newtown Square, PA
Office: 302-290-2999/Cell: 610-618-0808

Local Finds: Spring Horse Racing in DE, PA, and MD

April 28, 2009

Southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware have a long deep history of horse racing.  The area has always had hunt clubs, steeple chase races, and track racing and we are now in the middle of the spring rush.

Delaware Park Starting GateDelaware Park in New Castle county began their 72nd Thoroughbred Racing Season last Saturday on April 25th.  The facility is open 24 hours per day for its slots gambling, but it also generally holds live racing on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday through October and adds Sunday racing during June and July.  Founded in 1937, it is a great classic racing track and has a long and varied racing history.

In Chester PA, Harrahs Chester Casino is in its third Harness Racing Season.  Harrahs is also a full service casino with live racing generally held on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Harrahs Harness Racing Chester PAThursday through November and on Fridays from late May through November.  This is a brand new facility built on the former Sun Shipyard property right along the riverfront in Chester and is a cornerstone of the new development revitalizing the city.

Steeplechase racing also is continuing in full swing.  Their series actually started in February, but in the next month there will be four local events.  The Winterthur Point-to-Point Steeplechase races are being held on Sunday May 3 at the Winterthur Estate north of Greenville Delaware.  All tickets must be purchased in advance.  The 18th running of the Willowdale Steeplechase follows on Sunday May 10 just outside Kennett Square at the corners of Routes 82 and 926 benefitting Quest and the New Bolton Center.

Horse Racing OfficialThen on May 16th, there is the 79th running of the Radnor Hunt Races benefitting the Brandywine Conservancy.  All passes must be purchased by May 8th.  Finally on Saturday May 23, Fairhill will be holding the 75th running of the Fairhill Races just across the border in Cecil County Maryland.  All  the proceeds from this event benefit the Union Hospital

It’s going to be another great year for racing and an excellent opportunity to take some time off and enjoy more that the region has to offer.

Should you have any additional notes or questions, please feel free to call me anytime.