My Lady’s Manor Steeple Race, 100th Anniversary to Benefit Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton, Maryland

March 20, 2010

Hubert de Watrigant, Equestrian Artist, Courtesy Ladew Topiary Gardens

Hubert de Watrigant, Equestrian Artist, Courtesy Ladew Topiary Gardens

“Passion for the Horse”

Thursday, April 8, 2010

  • Art Exhibition and Sale of the works of internationally acclaimed equestrian artist, Hubert de Watrigant held in conjunction with the release of “The My Lady’s Manor Races 1909 – 2009“, the history of the Manor Steeplechase by Maryland author, Margaret Worrall at Ladew Topiary Gardens.
  • Join us at Ladew as we kick off the celebration of 100 years of the My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase races with the opening of this special art exhibit, book release and signing.
  • Internationally renowned equestrian artist, Hubert de Watrigant has exhibited in France, Hong Kong, Japan, the Emirates, throughout Europe, in the United States and Great Britain, receiving great acclaim.  His work is in the collections of Her Majesty the Queen, Guy de Rothschild and many others.  This exhibit will run through April 26th and is underwritten by Middendorf Foundation, Inc.
  • Margaret Worrall is a writer/journalist and past chair of the Maryland Hunt Cup.  Her heritage is My Lady’s Manor and she has set the scene of the rural lifestyle, which embraces the tradition of horses, hounds and racing over big timber in her book, which includes over 100 photographs.  The author, along with past My Lady’s Manor winning jockeys, will autograph copies of the book.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase Races

Gates open at 10:00 am, Jarrettsville Pike  (MD 146) and Pocock Road, Monkton Maryland

Join us as the My Lady’s Manor Steeplechases  celebrate 100 years, featuring  four steeplechase races and the Governor’s Cup Inter-Hunt Challenge Relay. The day begins at 10am with the live bluegrass music of Manor Grass (in partnership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Maryland Chapter). Food and merchandise will be available for purchase at the many vendor tents.

Race Schedule:

The My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase- Timber Stakes- Purse $30,000  Sponsored by:  Class Produce

The  John Rush Streett Memorial Steeplechase- Amateur Maiden Timber – Purse $12,500      Sponsored by:  Ski Roundtop

The Sham Aciss Steeplechase – Maiden Timber – Purse $12,500  Sponsored by:  Yoicks!

The  John D. Schapiro Memorial Steeplechase- Amateur Highweight Timber- Purse$5,000  Sponsored by:  Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Maryland Governor’s Cup Inter-Hunt Relay at 11:00 am  Sponsored by:  Kinsley Construction

Other sponsors include:  Graul’s Market, Jones Junction, The Mill, Atlantic Tractor, Harford County, Style Magazine, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Maryland Chapter and Father Martin’s Ashley.

Tickets: $50 for General parking passes*, $70 for Family parking passes*

$200 for Subscribers parking (parking on the course and admission for two to the winners reception at Ladew Topiary Gardens following  the races)

All tickets can be purchased through Maryland or through Ladew Topiary Gardens, (410) 557-9570 x224 (from 8am to 4pm weekdays). * General and Family parking passes are available at the gate the day of the race, and at participating providers.

This is a rain or shine event.

Directions:  Jarrettsville Pike (MD 146) at Pocock Road in Monkton, MD – from the south:  13.8 miles north of I-695, exit 27B.  From the north:  I-95 to exit 74 (MD 152) northwest to the en


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