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24th annual Queen’s Cup Steeplechase
April 27 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
The 24th annual Queen’s Cup Steeplechase races will be held once again on Saturday, April 27 2019. Races benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Southeast’s Social & Sporting Event
As one of the top 6 sporting events in the region, the Queen’s Cup is the premiere, most anticipated social and sporting event on the Southeast’s calendar. No event in the Charlotte region gives you the experience you get at The Queen’s Cup. With everything from amazing tailgates, fancy hats and bow ties to powerful thoroughbreds galloping over 4’6″ obstacles. The Queen’s Cup is about sport, it’s about fashion, it’s about a tailgate extravaganza! It’s about friends and family in an annual gathering and it’s about fundraising. The Queen’s Cup has everything for everybody.
The Board of the Charlotte Steeplechase Foundation, for the fifth year in a row, is excited to be partnering in with the Alzheimer’s Association of Western North Carolina as its exclusive beneﬁciary of the 2018 races. Their mission is “to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health”. With your support we will be presenting them with a sizeable check on race day, so please add to their coffers by purchasing rafﬂe tickets.
There are many exciting and fun things to do right after the gates open that you won’t want to miss!
Put these on your to-do list for the day:
Visit the Queen’s Cup Souvenir Tent in Brooklandwood Village in the infield
Register for the 24th Annual Queen’s Cup Hat Contest emceed by WSOC anchor, Scott Wickersham. Sign up behind the Parade Ring in the infield near the finish line.
Purchase Raffle Tickets – 100% of revenue goes to Alzheimer’s Association
Enter the Tailgate Contest by 11:30 at the Infield Souvenir Tent
Ride the ponies courtesy of the Mecklenburg Hounds (only $5.00 a ride)
Tour the Military Display Courtesy of Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 113th Field Artillery
Order great food in Brooklandwood Village from the one of the most popular food trucks in the Charlotte area, OooWeeBBQ. Look over their menu. After lunch refreshments by King of Pops .
10:00 am to 2:30 pm / PONY RIDES (FOR KIDS)
The Pony Rides continue the tradition of kids enjoying their day at the Queen’s Cup. Bring the little ones to the races and let them enjoy a ride on a pony. Hosted by the Mecklenburg Hounds, Inc.
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM / JACK RUSSELL TERRIER RACES
Join the Carolina Jack Russell Terrier Club in the Infield to watch the Jack Russells race! They’re located below the Croup parking area. For details on how to enter your terrier, please go to http://www.cjrtc.com. The deadline for entries is April 14, 2019. PLEASE NOTE: Those not registered in advance to compete should not bring dogs/pets to the race grounds.
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM / RACECOURSE JOCKEY WALK
Meet at the finish line at 11:00 am and walk the parts or the entire one mile and a sixteenth racecourse with a professional jump jockey while learning the secrets of race riding and the sport of steeplechasing. Kids are encouraged to come along!