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Here are all the details and schedules for this year’s local Radnor Hunt Races and the two other marquee steeplechase events in the Delaware area.

28th Running of the Willowdale Steeplechase


SATURDAY, MAY 8, 2021

10 A.M.

Gates open. Welcome and announcements.

12:45 P.M.

National Anthem

1 P.M.

First race. Allowance Hurdle: Liam Magee SOTA Apprentice Rider Race; 12:30 p.m. paddock time.

Photo courtesy of Willowdale

1:30 P.M.

Second race. Maiden Claiming Hurdle: The Folly, sponsored by M&T Bank/ Wilmington Trust; 1 p.m. paddock time.

2 P M.

Third race. Conditioned Claiming Hurdle: The Rose Tree Cup; 1:30 p.m. paddock time.

2:30 P.M.

Fourth race. Amateur Timber Stakes: The Buttonwood/Sycamore Farms Willowdale Steeplechase Stakes; 2 p.m. paddock time.

3 P.M.

Fifth race. Maiden Timber: The Landhope Cup; 2:30 p.m. paddock time.

3:30 P.M.

Sixth race. Amateur Apprentice Timber: The Marshall W. Jenney Memorial Foxhunter’s Chase; 3 p.m. paddock time.

5:30 P.M.

Gates close

101 E. Street Road, Kennett Square, Pa. Visit willowdale.org.


90th Radnor Hunt Races

Saturday, May 15, 2021 

NOON

Mounted Color Guard of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry and the National Anthem (Orpheus Club of Philadelphia)

12:30 P.M.

Inaugural Katherine W. Illoway Invitational Sidesaddle Race

Photo courtesy of Radnor Hunt

1:30 P.M.

First race. The Milfern Cup.

2:05 P.M.

Second race. The Thompson Memorial Steeplechase.

2:20 P.M.

Carriage Parade

2:45 P.M.

Third race. The Radnor Hunt Cup.

3 P.M.

Parade of the Radnor Hunt Foxhounds

3:15 P.M.

Fourth race. The National Hunt Cup.

3:50 P.M.

Fifth race. The James M. Moran, Jr. Steeplechase.

4:20 P.M.

Sixth race. The Henry Collins.

826 Providence Road, Malvern, Pa. Visit brandywine.org.


Photo courtesy of Point-to-Point

43rd Annual Point-to-Point at Winterthur

Photo by Jim Graham

SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2021

10:30 A.M.

Gates open. Race Rafe: Place a $5 wager on a winning horse for a chance to win $500. Sponsored by Draper & Kramer Mortgage, Inc.

1:50 P.M.

National Anthem

2 P.M.

First race. Isabella du Pont Sharp Memorial Maiden Timber Race ($10,000 purse).

2:30 P.M.

Second race. Winterthur Bowl Open Timber Stakes ($20,000 purse)

3 P.M.

Third race. Vicmead Plate Amateur Apprentice Timber Race ($10,000 purse) in honor of Louis “Paddy” Neilson III.

3:30 P.M.

Fourth race. Middletown Cup Amateur Training Flat Race.

3:45 P.M.

Presentation of the Greta Brown Layton Trophy

4 P.M.

Gates close.

Schedule subject to change. 5101 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, Del. Visit winterthur.org.

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