2019 Race Day Activities

A day at the races, an experience of a lifetime~

Tentative Race Schedule and Activities Listed Below 

10:00 AM:

  • Gates Open
  • Infield Games Open: for adults and children (children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times)
  • Souvenir Tents Open (infield and upper terrace)

11:00 AM:

  • Chairman’s Pavilion and Guarantor’s Tent Opens (upper terrace)
  • Dogwood Club Jack Russell Terrier Races (infield)
  • Vineyard Row and Craft Beer Tent open (must obtain alcoholic beverage arm band at infield location and must be 21+ with valid ID required)
  • Food vendor opens (infield)
  • Registration and Start of Games for the Cornhole Tournament (infield next to Vineyard Row and the Craft Beer Tent)
  • Registration begins for the Hat Parade and Contest at Lawn Box section A (categories: Most Beautiful, Most Whimsical, and Best Children’s Hat)
  • Registration begins for the Best Dressed Gentleman Contest at Lawn Box Section A
  • Registration begins for Best Lawn Box and Best Tailgate Space

12:00 PM:

  • Outriders to the Tower
  • Track 120 Members Champagne Toast at the Tower (must wear pin for access)

12:30 PM:

  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Bagpipers to the Tower
  • Presentation of Colors
  • National Anthem
  • Invocation
  • Race Director’s Welcome

1:20 PM:  Introduction of Jockeys and Thoroughbreds First Race

1:30 PM:  1st Race

“Best Decorated” Picnic Box Competition Winner Announced

1:50 PM:  Introduction of Jockeys and Thoroughbreds Second Race

2:00 PM:  2nd Race

2:20 PM:  Introduction of Jockeys and Thoroughbreds Third Race

2:30 PM:  3rd Race

“Hat Contests” and “Best Dressed Gentleman” Winners Announced 

2:50 PM:  Introduction of Jockeys and Thoroughbreds Fourth Race

3:00 PM:  4th Race

“Best Decorated” Infield Tailgate Competition Winner Announced

3:20 PM:  Introduction of Jockeys and Thoroughbreds Fifth Race

3:30 PM:  5th Race

3:50 PM:  Closing Ceremony

4:00 PM:

  • Post Race Party and Concert (immediately following the last race until 6:00 PM)

7:00 PM: Gates Close