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ptp horse mid-jump over a fence

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This page contains information for horsemen on the Winterthur Point-to-Point NSA-sanctioned races as well as the small and large pony races.

NSA-Sanctioned Races

THE 41st ANNUAL
WINTERTHUR RACES
WINTERTHUR, DELAWARE
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019
FIRST RACE—2:00 PM


TOTAL PURSES $71,000

ENTRIES CLOSE 11:00 AM—MONDAY, APRIL 30
SCRATCHES BY 10:00 AM—WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
NSA OFFICE: 410-392-0700


FIRST RACE
THE ISABELLA du PONT SHARP MEMORIAL

(Maiden Timber)
Purse $20,000. Timber. For Four-Year-Olds and Upward, which have never won over timber. Four-year-olds, 155 lbs.; five-year-olds, 160 lbs.; older, 165 lbs. Entry fee $75; $75 additional if not scratched on time Wednesday; with $150 additional to start.
Three Miles and One Quarter over Timber.

SECOND RACE
THE WINTERTHUR BOWL

(Timber Stakes)
Nominations Close Monday, April 23
Purse $41,000. Timber. For Five-Year-Olds and Upward.
 Five-year olds, 160 lbs.; older, 165 lbs. Non-winners of two races over timber, allowed 5 lbs.; of a race, 10 lbs. (Amateur apprentice timber races not considered.) Nomination fee $50; $150 additional to enter; $200 additional if not scratched on time Wednesday, with $400 additional to start. Supplementary nominations, at a cost of $250, may be made at the time of entry.
Three Miles and One Quarter over Timber.

THIRD RACE
THE VICMEAD PLATE
(Amateur Apprentice Timber)
Purse $10,000. Timber. For Five-Year-Olds and Upward, which have not won $12,000 once in 2017–2018. To be ridden by amateur apprentice riders. 
170 lbs. Winners in 2018, 5 lbs. extra. Non-winners over timber, allowed 5 lbs. Entry fee $75; $75 additional if not scratched on time Wednesday; with $150 additional to start.
Three Miles and One Quarter over Timber.
$5,000 of this purse, and an engraved silver goblet to the rider, have been donated by the National Steeplechase Foundation, for the promotion of amateur racing.

FOURTH RACE
THE MIDDLETOWN CUP
(Amateur Training Flat)
For Three-Year-Olds and Upward. To be ridden by amateur riders. 
Three-year olds, 150 lbs.; older, 160 lbs. Maidens allowed 5 lbs. Jump riders are eligible for applicable jump apprentice allowances. Entry fee $50. The result of this race does not count toward a horse’s official record. A $500 award to the owner and the trainer of the winner.
Two Miles on the Turf.


Entries 

Contact the National Steeplechase Association.

Pony Races

1. 2019 Conditions

Small Pony 
Open to ponies under 13.0 hands, children under 16 years of age as of 1/1/19, catch weights, 3 entries to fill. If size of pony is questioned, the owner is responsible for verification. About four furlongs on the turf.

Large Pony 
Open to ponies over 13.0 hands and under 14.2 hands, children under 16 years of age as of 1/1/19, catch weights, 3 entries to fill. If size of pony is questioned, the owner is responsible for verification. About six furlongs on the turf.

2. Online Entry Only
Please use this online entry registration for the pony races and to order additional lunch tickets. Questions? Call 302.888.4992.

3. General Information 
Winterthur’s pony races are named for long-time rider and equestrian, Alison Hershbell. Alison’s parents, Charlene and Dave, have dedicated many years volunteering at the Winterthur Point-to-Point, where Alison once rode. It is an honor to recognize her outstanding contributions.


Medals

Medals will be awarded to the winner of each of the two divisions and to the “best turned out” horse in each race.


Entries
Winterthur will be taking online entries for both the Small and Large Pony Races until Tuesday, April 30 at 11:00 am, when it promptly closes. No post entries will be allowed. The fee is $30.


Insurance and Indemnification 

You will be required to show proof of insurance and sign an indemnification agreement at the time you claim your number cloth on race day. No exceptions to this rule.


Race Procedures 

Please be on the grounds by 10:30 am to check in with pony race coordinator Charlene Hershbell at the Tower. Paddock time will be 11:30 am for both the Small and Large Pony Races. Post time for the small ponies will be 12:00 noon. Post time for the large ponies will be immediately after the end of the Small Pony Race. Medals will be awarded to the winner of each of the two divisions and "best turned out horse" in each race.

Parking and Admission
Each entry will be issued (2) admission bands for parents or guests and (2) parking passes, one of which includes the trailer. Any additional may be purchased and paid for online for $30. All parking hangtags must be clearly displayed in your vehicle. Admission wristbands must be worn at all times.


Lunch 

Those with proper credentials to the Horseman Hospitality Tent will be admitted for lunch. Each jockey is welcome to have lunch in this tent with two guests of his/her choice. Each guest must have proper credentials. A limited amount of additional guest wristbands may be purchased for $30 each when registering for the race. Questions? Call 302.888.4992.


We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, May 5, and wish you all good luck!

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