Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Legacy Chase at Shawan Downs

On Saturday, September 29, the GBMC Foundation and Shawan Downs will host the 12th annual Legacy Chase to benefit GBMC’s pediatric and adult emergency services. The steeplechase event will have something for the whole family, adults and kids alike. In addition to enjoying the horse races, adults can participate in the traditional tailgating contest and wine tasting event. Between races you and your gathering of friends and family can enjoy the panoramic views of the countryside, or make your way to the Paddock area to check out the horses; or listen to the great band, GAZZE. Click here to purchase your ticket online now to experience a beautiful day in horse country.

Additionally, the event will feature a special children’s activity area, complete with an obstacle course, rock climbing, pony walk, story time, scavenger hunt and more. The area is open from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and costs $10 for children. The always popular G. Leslie Grimes Stick Pony Race for three different age groups is also being held again this year. Click here to register children eight years old or younger for the Stick Pony Race.

The event schedule for the day is as follows:
  • Gates Open – 10:00 a.m.
  • Opening Ceremonies – noon
  • Wine Tasting Event – 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • First Race – 1:00 p.m.
  • Stick Pony Race – 1:30 p.m.
  • Live Band – 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Gates Close – 6:00 p.m.
Parking passes for general admission are $35.00.

For more details on the event, call 443-849-2002 or visit

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