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It’s Spring in Maryland, Time for The Steeplechase Races


The My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase Races, one of Maryland’s oldest and most competitive days of timber racing, will be run for the benefit of The Manor Foundation. Since 1909, this exciting day of equestrian sport has marked the beginning of spring in the Harford County countryside! The afternoon includes 4 steeplechase races: The My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase Race with a $30,000 purse (and the first of Maryland’s Steeplechase Triple Crown), The John Rush Streett Memorial (two divisions $15,000 purse in each), and The John D. Schapiro Memorial ($15,000purse). ​The day is presented by PNC.

In addition to the races, guests will enjoy live bluegrass music, food vendors and horse-themed merchandise tents and exhibits. The paddock, where horses are paraded before the jockeys are mounted, is open to the public. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. The first race is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. This is a rain or shine event.

The My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase Races are held on Jarrettsville Pike (MD 146) at Pocock Road in Monkton, Maryland. Admission is via parking passes; no additional admission ticket is required to the races.
Click to learn how to purchase tickets and for additional information on event details.

Grand National Steeplechase Next Saturday, April 22 – Three Miles of Heart Pounding Thrills


Imagine it’s the late 1800s. Entertainment and sport were quite a bit different than they were today. If you weren’t hunting foxes or quail, you were probably racing your well-trained horse across miles of lush, green fields.

Historic Clynmalira, 1823 Carroll Estate in My Lady’s Manor Asks $3.295 Million


Hot House: 15315 Carroll Road, Monkton, Md., 21111

Historic Georgian manor house, ‘Clynmalira’ circa 1823, in painted brick, fully renovated, with seamed copper roof. 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, 7,435 sq. ft over three stories. Twelve-foot ceilings, wide center entrance hall, living room, dining room, gourmet kitchen, library, family room, sunroom with panoramic views. Ten fireplaces, many original architectural features, including original Georgia pine floors. Central a/c. Tenant house, pool and pool house, seven-stall barn, sports court. 9.2-acre property with mature specimen trees and gardens. Well and septic: $3,295,000

Tomorrow – My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase: Horse Racing at its Finest



Thunderously exciting and heart poundingly beautiful, My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase Races should not be missed.  The weather forecast for tomorrow calls for clear skies and temps in the low 70s, and the surrounding gardens are in their state of sweet young bloom.  Perfect conditions for a day at the races!  There’s still time to purchase tickets in advance, and there will be tickets on sale at the gate.

The My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase Gates open at 10:00 am, with the first race at 1:30 pm. The races are located at Jarrettsville Pike (MD 146) and Pocock Road. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.marylandsteeplechasing.com.


Insiders Reveal Maryland Steeplechase Racing’s Past, Present, and Future

Credit: H. Turney McKnight
Credit: H. Turney McKnight

Stop somebody, anybody, on the streets of Baltimore and ask when the Oriole’s next home game is, and there’s a good chance you’ll get an accurate answer or at least a good guess. Pose a similar question about steeplechase racing and you’re likely to be met with a blank stare unless you’re doing the asking within a few select zip codes—21111 being your best bet for a precise response.

The strong, proud tradition of steeplechase racing in Maryland dates back to the nineteenth century. But it remains a fairly cloistered tradition, drawing primarily from two pools: folks with an intimate love of the sport who ride or have ridden at some point in their lives (along, most likely, with past generations of their family members), and those who go for social reasons, congregating on race days to, as they say, “see and be seen.”