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Bring your friends and family for a splendid day spent outdoors watching world-class horse racing. In between the races, take advantage of early holiday shopping by visiting our Vendor Village – filled with the best of Lowcountry artisans. Bring a tailgate spread and enjoy an afternoon of fun.

With deep roots in southern heritage, this Charleston tradition began in 1792 and will be ushered into its new era. The family-friendly Sunday event will feature five high-stakes races with coveted titles on the line. So pack your coolers, grab your big hats and bow ties. We’ll see you at the races! The Steeplechase of Charleston is a National Steeplechase Association sanctioned Race Meet.


8:00 AM               Gates Open

9:00 AM               General Admission Parking Opens

11:00 AM             Lexus VIP Chalet Opens

12:30 PM             Opening Ceremonies

1:00 PM               Race 1 - The Editor’s Cup sponsored by Booze Pops

1:45 PM               Race 2 - The Explore Charleston Cup sponsored by Explore Charleston

2:30 PM               Race 3 - The Lexus Cup sponsored by Hendrick Lexus Charleston

3:15 PM               Race 4 - The Alston Cup

4:00 PM               Race 5 – The Post and Courier Cup


5:00 PM               Gates Close


*Schedule subject to change. Visit website or download the Steeplechase of Charleston for most up to date race day information. 

Please visit our website for updated programming on race day. 


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