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.
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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.