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Steeplechase and Equestrian Events 

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Maryland’s steeplechase tradition is the perfect excuse to tailgate and horse around.

 

Steeplechase races over timber is a Maryland tradition that goes back some 100-plus years. Few sports can boast the tradition of family participation which characterize these races.

Originating in the United Kingdom as a cross-country race from church steeple to church steeple, Maryland has enjoyed this exciting sport for more than 100 years. Expect plenty of tailgating!

The Fair Hill Races have been held on the 5,600-acre former estate of William duPont Jr. since 1934.


Thoroughbred racingPhoto of a horse race.

140th Running of the Preakness Stakes - May 16, 2015
Marylanders love their horse racing and few tracks are as storied as Pimlico. The day before the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, is Black-Eyed Susan.  This race for fillies dates back to 1919.

Then it's on to the legendary Preakness Stakes, the race that shaped the legacies of champion horses like Seabiscuit. This year's event boasts fun-filled infield events featuring great live music.



Read more about Maryland's Horse Heritage

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