Photo by Jim Graham
Photo by Jim Graham
Photo by Pat Crowe

Point-to-Point Race Day Schedule


10:30 am

  • Gates open for Tailgate and Premium Parking.

11:30 am

  • General Admission gates open
  • Race Raffle
    Place a $5 “wager” on a winning horse to win special prizes.
  • Marketplace
    Shop for hats, clothing, jewelry, equine and canine accessories, and more!
  • Winterthur HuntSponsored by Weymoth, Swayze & Corroon (
    Personal Ponies, in conjunction with Delaware Safe Kids, will host their equine safety program; Success Won't Wait will give away scholastic books; and La Petite Salon will provide face painting and pampering. Meet and greet the Friends of the Mounted Patrol, who will introduce their equine unit for some entertaining fun.
  • Canine Capers
    PAWS for People is delighted to present a day of fun in the sun. Bring your well-behaved dog to romp and play with other pups on the agility and obstacle courses, compete in contests, and have a ball!
    Canine Capers is sponsored by:
    Bowser Beer (
    Faithful Friends Canine Academy (
    Finding One Another, Courage Beyond Means (
    K9 Storm Incorporated (
    Pilots n Paws (
    Tails of Hope Foundation (
    Youth Ambassador K9 Career Program


  • Stick Horse Races
    Sponsored by McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds

    1:30 pm: ages 4 and under
    2:15 pm: ages 5–7
    2:45 pm: ages 8–10
  • Antique Auto Display
    Enjoy Rolls-Royces and Bentleys from the Keystone Region Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club.

11:45 am

  • Delaware State Police Pipe Band

12:00 noon

  • Alison Hershbell Pony Races
  • Parade of River Hills Foxhounds

1:00 pm  

  • Parade of Antique Carriages


1:30 pm  

  • Presentation of the Tailgate Picnic Competition Award  

2:00 pm

  • Races begin! Isabella du Pont Sharp Memorial
    Maiden Timber Race—$15,000 purse

2:30 pm

  • Winterthur Bowl
    Open Timber Race—$20,000 purse

3:00 pm

  • Vicmead Plate
    Amateur Highweight Timber Race—$10,000 purse

3:30 pm

  • Middletown Cup
    Open Flat Race

3:45 pm

  • Presentation of the Greta Brown Layton Trophy

4:00 pm

  • Gates close

This event benefits the continued maintenance and preservation of the Winterthur Garden and estate


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