Race Day Activities - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Winterthur is closed to the public January 8 - February 28, and reopens March 1 with a full slate of new exhibitions, house tours, and programs. Details here.

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 Hunt
    Local games, activities, and giveaways.
  • Canine Capers
    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!
  • Auto Display
    Enjoy Rolls-Royces and Bentleys from the Keystone Region Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club. Sponsored by Stanley-Laman.

11:45 am

  • Delaware State Police Pipe Band

12:00 noon

  • Alison Hershbell Pony Races
  • Parade of River Hills Foxhounds

1:00 pm  

  • George A. "Frolic" Weymouth Antique Carriage Parade

1:30 pm  

  • Presentation of the Tailgate Picnic Competition Award  
  • Stick Horse Races: ages 4 and under

1:50 pm

  • National Anthem

2:00 pm

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

2:15 pm

  • Stick Horse Races: ages 5–7

2:30 pm

  • Winterthur Bowl
    Open Timber Race—$40,000 purse


2:45 pm

  • Stick Horse Races: ages 8–10

3:00 pm

  • Vicmead Plate—sponsored by National Steeplechase Foundation
    Amateur Highweight Timber Race—$15,000 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


Contact us at PTP@winterthur.org for more information.

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