Races set for Saturday's Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens

November 1, 2012 

Watch thoroughbred horses race over timber and brush hurdles at Saturday's Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens. The all-day outdoor event calls for layering.

The annual fundraiser for the arts kicks off with activities at 10:30 a.m. Gates open at 10 a.m. First race is set for noon and the final race is at 3 p.m. Festivities close with a post-celebration at 4 p.m. Infield tickets cost $25, car pass is $20. Terrace box tickets cost $85. Get details other ticket packages and car passes at steeplechaseatcallaway.org.

You can buy tickets at Will Call on race day but they are $5 more at the gate.

Expect chilly temperatures in the morning and late afternoon but the afternoon sun will make you feel warm while you watch the races.

Besides the horse races, tailgate picnics -- no grills are allowed -- are a main attraction but kids activities, Jack Russell races and more are also highlights.

• Midland Fox Hounds Parade is at 11 a.m.

• Atholl Highlanders Bagpipes and Drums perform at 11:20 a.m.

• Jack Russell Terrier Flat Race is at 11:30 a.m.

• Noon is a pony race.

• Jack Russell Terrier Hurdle Race is at 12:15 p.m.

• Junior Hunter Race is at 12:30 p.m.

• Jack Russell Terrier Stakes Race is at 12:45 p.m.

• First Race - W.C. Bradley Maiden Timber Race is at 1 p.m.

• Second Race - The Suntrust Highweight Hurdle is at 1:30 p.m.

• Third Race - Aflac U.S. Championship Supreme Hurdle Sport of Kings Fall Novice Challenge is 2 p.m.

• Fourth Race - Crown Royal Sport of Queens Hurdle Stakes is 2:30 p.m.

• Fifth and final race - CB&T Maiden Hurdle is 3 p.m.

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