Willowdale Steeplechase

Action at last year's Wilowdale Steeplechase water jump.

Unionville (Pa.) horse country’s spring ritual, the Willowdale Steeplechase, is on course for a day of racing and family fun on Sunday, May 15.

Gates open at 10 a.m. followed at 11:15 a.m. by the hilarious Jack Russell terrier races. The pony races begin an hour later. Post time for the first flat race is 1:30; the jump races start at 2 p.m. with the featured Willowdale Steeplechase set for 3 p.m.

General admission is $30 per person in advance, $35 at the gate. Children age 12 and under are admitted free.

Here’s the full race schedule:

1st Race: Liam Magee (Amateur Training Flat)

2nd Race: The Landhope Cup (Maiden Timber)

3rd Race: Marshall W. Jenney Memorial Foxhunter’s Chase (Amateur Apprentice Timber)

4th Race: The Willowdale Steeplechase (Amateur Steeplechase)

5th Race: The Folly (Maiden Claiming Hurdles)

6th Race: The Rose Tree Cup (Conditioned Claiming Hurdle)

Online: willowdalesteeplechase.org