Maryland has a rich history in steeplechase racing. Each year it hosts three of the biggest races in the country. The first is Saturday, with the 108th running of My Lady's Manor, followed by the 116th running of the Grand National (April 21) and the 122nd running of the Hunt Cup (April 28).
Here is how you can attend each race:
My Lady’s Manor
When: Saturday with gates opening at 10 a.m.; the first race is at 1:30 p.m., rain or shine.
Where: At Jarrettsville Pike (Route 146) and Pocock Road in Monkton, Harford County.
Race card: The 108th My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase Race with a $30,000 purse; the John Rush Streett Memorial (two divisions with $15,000 purse each); and the John D. Schapiro Memorial ($15,000 purse).
Tickets: Admission is via parking passes; no additional admission ticket is required to the races. General parking passes purchased in advance are $40 ($50 at the gate); family parking is $60 ($70 at the gate). All parking passes – including preferred parking on the race course ($150 and up) can be purchased by calling 443-595-6304 or by emailing email@example.com.
General and family passes also are available at select retail locations, including Hess Country Spirits, Dover Saddlery, Wine Merchant and Bradley’s Liquors.
More information: www.manorraces.com or find it on Facebook @myladysmanor.
Maryland Grand National
When: April 21 with gates opening at noon.; the first race is at 1:45 p.m., rain or shine.
Where: 2838 Butler Road, Butler, Maryland.
Race card: The Junior Field Master’s Chase, followed by the Grand National Steeplechase, Benjamin H. Murray Memorial and the Western Run Plate.
Tickets: Online ticket sales will close on Sunday (April 15).
Tickets also are available at select retail locations, including Dover Saddlery, Wine Merchant, John Brown General Store and Butchery, the Butler Store and the Filling Station. Based on availability, you can purchase them the day of the event.
More information: https://grandnationalsteeplechase.com/
Maryland Hunt Cup
When: April 28 with gates opening at 11 a.m.
Where: Worthington Farms, 2700 Tufton Ave, Reisterstown
Last year’s winner: Derwins Prospector outdueled Drift Society down the stretch to take the final jewel of the Maryland timber triple crown by three-quarters of a length. Read about it here. Photo gallery here.
Race card: The Hunt Cup is scheduled for 4 p.m. That is the day’s only race.
Tickets: They are available online here. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets also are available at select retail locations, including Butler Liquors, The Filling Station, The Wine Merchant, Finch Services John Deere, the Peppered Pig, John Brown’s Coffee Shop and Veloccino Bike and Coffee.
More information: https://marylandhuntcup.com/