The sound of hooves thundering Thoroughbreds will once again roll across the racetrack and infield as Steeplechase of Charleston returns to Stono Ferry - and to its roots - on Sunday, November 15.
In response to a changing world, Steeplechase of Charleston will re-focus this year on the fundamentals of race day: world class equine athleticism enjoyed by intimate gatherings of friends and family. Organizers believe that new measures they are taking will allow for maximum enjoyment of the five races and a fall day outdoors in the Lowcountry.
Equal parts picnic and day at the races, Steeplechase of Charleston is designed to celebrate a pastime that long defined the city's social circles. Ticket sales will be limited to 50% of the 60-acre facility's total capacity. In order to conduct a race that is as safe for guests as for the athletes, Steeplechase of Charleston will adhere to all DHEC, CDC and local guidelines pertaining to masking, capacity and sanitation.
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. Infection may result in serious illness, injury, permanent disability, death, or property damage. As a result, governments and health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people. While the Company has implemented preventative measures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Company cannot guarantee that eventgoers will not become infected, and attending this event may increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. EVERYONE ATTENDING THIS EVENT IN ANY CAPACITY ASSUMES ALL THE FOREGOING RISKS.
*Steeplechase of Charleston reserves the right to change or cancel this event at any time.
*This content is subject to change at any time, based upon current COVID 19 conditions and State/ Local guidelines/executive orders.