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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Spring steeplechase racing update

As previously posted, two spring steeplechase meets, Aiken, scheduled for March 24, and Foxfield,  April 24, have already canceled, but the majority of spring timber and steeplechase meets are planning on holding their races, either as scheduled or with a date change, and all are waiting on their states' decisions regarding spectators.


Cheshire 1Cheshire Point-to-PointGREEN SPRING VALLEY  Point-to-Point announced that it  hopes and intends to run the Green Spring Valley Hounds' Point-to-Point on Saturday, March 27, 2021.

At this time there will not be any spectators but we will live stream all the races!

Enjoy and support safely from home!"

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CHESHIRE Point-to-Point announced that the Cheshire Races are on Sunday March 28th, featuring the Louis Neilson III Apprentice Timber Race.

Also - pony races, dressage exhibition, sidesaddle race.

We will be following state COVID-19 guidelines.

We are planning to live stream.

Stay tuned at the Cheshire Point-to-Point Facebook page.


MY LADY'S MANOR announced that with 2021 finally arriving, plans for the 110th running of the My Lady's Manor Steeplechase Races are well underway.

Due to the on going COVID-19 pandemic, our planning decisions are being guided by the always changing government mandates and public health guidelines.

We are currently still planning to run the races on APRIL 10, with or without spectators.

As the COVID-19 pandemic situation changes daily, please be sure to follow our social media for updates.

We hope to have more updates in the next few weeks.

If you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you to all who have supported the races during these difficult times. We hope to be able to see you all on APRIL 10!

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THE GRAND NATIONAL is set for Saturday, April 17th

We have received word that The Grand National plans to run on the second to last Saturday in April with or without spectators!

Fingers crossed we will be able to see you all this year.

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THE MARYLAND HUNT CUP Announced it will run on April 24, 2021.

In these unprecedented times, during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the health of our greater community, volunteers, supporters and participants is of paramount concern.

We are currently planning on running the 124th Maryland Hunt Cup, with or without spectators.

Regulations and restrictions are changing constantly, and we will update this post as more clarity on the Covid landscape is gained.

We wholeheartedly thank our volunteers and supporters and look forward to returning in April 2021.

Stay well! And check


THE QUEENS CUP announced that the Board of the Charlotte Steeplechase Foundation has made the difficult decision to run this year’s races on April 24th but without an audience due to the pandemic.

The choice to run at all was based on giving horsemen and horses in training an opportunity to compete, bolstering a sport which continues to suffer from the loss of opportunities due to the on-going pandemic.

Live streaming of the day’s races will be available so all of our patrons can watch the racing action from the comfort and safety of their homes.

More information will be sent in the coming weeks.

More information can be found at


MIDDLEBURG announced a new spring date of May 1.

Mark your calendars, this is Plan B!

Please stay tuned as we continue to work with local and state officials to determine what race day will look like.

Pushing the date back ensures we can run and may allow us to have spectators, or a percentage.

We are looking forward to providing a great day of racing!

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WILLOWDALE announced its  2021 date of May 8.

Happy New Year!

Plans for the 28th running of the Willowdale Steeplechase - Saturday May 8th , are moving forward!

The safety and well-being of our spectators, horsemen, officials and volunteers is our top priority.

Due to COVID-19, our planning decisions are being guided by government mandates and public health guidelines.

Therefore, the number of spectators and volunteers may be limited based on these state requirements.

Please check back for the latest updates concerning ticketing on our website ( and social media.


CAROLINA CUP RACES in Cmaden, S.C., announced that its races are to be held Saturday, May 22.

In response to the ongoing global pandemic, The Carolina Cup Racing Association has made the decision to reschedule the 86th running of the Carolina Cup Races to Saturday May 22, 2021.

The CCRA is diligently working with the State of South Carolina and public health authorities to create a safe environment for an event in 2021.

Our strong commitment to our patrons, athletes, residents of South Carolina and staff is reflected in the choice of the new date and we will continue to implement new health & safety standards as well as policies to ensure a safe and fun event can be held.

The CCRA will use email, social media, and our website to notify you of ticket sales and information for the upcoming races.

Please visit our website and follow our social media accounts for these regular updates.

Patrons who rolled over their tickets from the 2020 races, will automatically be renewed for the 2021 races.

The CCRA would like to thank you for your continued support, understanding, and patience while we all continue to respond to this unprecedented situation. We look forward to seeing you at the annual Southern Rite of Spring in 2021.

Please keep yourself and your family safe.


WINTERTHUR Point-to-Point announced it's date as Sunday, May 30.

Save the Date – Sunday, May 30, 2021.

We hope to have a very safe and fun-filled event again this May.

Please understand that large gatherings require exceptional care in planning.

We are currently awaiting approval of the event by the State of Delaware and will update you as soon as possible.

Please continue to check our website for the latest information about the 43rd Annual Point-to-Point.


THE 73rd TRYON BLOCK HOUSE Races, the historic steeplechase of Tryon Riding & Hunt Club, has been rescheduled from its original date on April 10 to June 5, 2021 at the Green Creek Race Track in Columbus, NC.

With safety at the forefront of the decision making, race organizers at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) and Tryon Riding & Hunt Club decided to push the annual event to June 5 to ensure safer conditions for the race and its participants, safeguarding the event from cancellation.

At this time, TIEC is planning to allow current ticket holders to attend the 2021 steeplechase, provided that federal and state restrictions for public events are lifted.

No additional tickets will be sold at this time; however, the races will be live streamed for the public to watch online from the safety and comfort of their homes.

“Here at TIEC, we have been working closely with safety and health officials and moving the date to June provides greater safety for all those involved with the Tryon Block House Races,” said Sharon Decker, President of Tryon Equestrian Partners, Carolinas Operations. “It is our hope that we can celebrate this historic event together whether in person or virtually. We appreciate everyone’s support as we navigate these unprecedented circumstances.”


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