2019 Race Day Activities

Tentative Race Schedule and Activities

10:00 AM:

  • Gates Open
  • Infield Activities Open: Kids Coral with pony rides, face painting stick horse races, popcorn, cotton candy, rock climbing, bungee jumping, and bouncy houses (must be 12 and under to enter and must be accompanied by an adult)
  • 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 Furlough Open (must pre-purchase beverage tickets at infield locations and must be 21+ with ID required)
  • Williams Bros BBQ Opens (infield)
  • 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:

  • Shakerag Outriders
  • Parade of Hounds (tentative)
  • Track 120 Members Champagne Toast

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