The Springtime Tradition Continues!
Save the date! Join us on Sunday, May 7, 2023, for the 45th Annual Point-to-Point, a festive day that has it all—steeplechase racing, pageantry, and fun for the entire family—even the pups! The sights and sounds will thrill spectators while the Winterthur Hunt area will entertain with games and activities for all ages.
Plan a Great Day at the Races
Tailgate Parking Spaces and Tailgate Tents
Tailgate parking spaces start at $300 and include four adult guest wristbands. Additional tailgate wristbands are available for purchase: $60 Guest; $30 Under 21; Children under 10 free, wristband required. Purchase tailgate parking admission.
Winterthur Members can pack a picnic and join us on the hillside for the races. Individual Member wristbands are $60. Purchase Winterthur Member wristbands.
Guest parking is free for wristband holders. Shorten your walk by purchasing closer parking. Premium Parking North $25/car; Premium Parking South $50/car (limited quantities).
Let Us Entertain You!
Hunt Brunch Tent
Reserve a table of ten for $2,500 or purchase an individual wristband for $300 per person to watch the races by the finish line. Includes food, beverages, VIP parking, and other amenities. For reservations, please call 302.888.4994.
Bluecoast Rail Tent, by SoDel Concepts
Enjoy the races from a private tent on the rail. Tickets limited to those 21 years or older. $175 per person. Includes VIP parking plus food and beverage from SoDel Concepts’ flagship restaurant, Bluecoast Seafood Grill. Purchase tickets online.
New This Year
Join Our Stable
Play StableDuel.com, sponsored by Rob Grant of Draper & Kramer Mortgage Inc. Use your virtual wallet to build a stable of horses from the day’s races. The better your stable performs, the more fantasy points you earn for a chance to win real cash prizes!
Making Memories: Family and Children’s Photos
Remember race day with a complimentary digital file sized for sharing on social media taken by nationally accredited photographer Kirstie Donohue. High-quality digital files and prints available for purchase at kirstiedonohue.com.
Point-to-Point Pre-Event: March 30, 4–6 pm
Get a jump on Point-to-Point! Come to the patio at Bluecoast Seafood Grill in Rehoboth Beach and sample its Rail Tent menu items and featured Timber Cup cocktail. Giveaways include Bluecoast Rail Tent admissions. Purchase tickets online.
Timber Cup Tuesdays
Every Tuesday in March and April, purchase a Point-to-Point Timber Cup cocktail and a portion of sales will be donated to SoDel Cares Foundation and Point-to-Point. It’s a win-win! List of participating restaurants at sodelconcepts.com.
Enter to win a 2023 Point-to-Point hat from Christine A. Moore Millinery plus an item from the Wilmington Country Store. Enter March 1–25 at camhats.com/ptp and tell us your favorite Point-to-Point tradition. Christine A. Moore will make the winning prize presentation at the Wilmington Country Store on April 1.
Best Dressed from Head to Toe!
On race day wear your finest chapeau to match your ensemble, and our “fashion experts” will comb the crowd to find who is best dressed from head to toe. Winner receives a 2023 Point-to-Point hat or fascinator from Christine A. Moore Millinery and a $500 gift certificate from the Wilmington Country Store.
Be Our Guest
Bring your wristband back during the month of May to enjoy a day of complimentary admission to Winterthur!
Get all the details and online registration for the Pony Races.
Information for Horsemen
Get all the details about each race happening at Point-to-Point.
10:30 A.M. Gates open.
11:45 A.M. Delaware State Police Pipes and Drums
12:00 P.M. Alison Hershbell Pony Races
12:30 P.M. Parade of River Hills Foxhounds
1 P.M. George A. “Frolic” Weymouth Antique Carriage Parade
1:30 P.M. Tailgate Picnic Competition Presentation by Food Network winner, Dru Tevis, Stick Horse Races (ages 4 and under)
1:50 P.M. National Anthem (sung by Chloe Abel)
2 P.M. Isabella du Pont Sharp Memorial Maiden Timber Race ($20,000 purse).
2:15 P.M. Stick Horse Races (ages 5-7)
2:30 P.M. Winterthur Bowl Open Timber Stakes ($25,000 purse), Presentation of Best Dressed Head to Toe winner
2:45 P.M. Stickhorse races (ages 8-10)
3 P.M. Vicmead Plate Amateur Apprentice Timber Race in honor of Louis “Paddy” Neilson III ($15,000 purse).
3:30 P.M. Middletown Cup Amateur Training Flat Race.
3:45 P.M. Presentation of the Greta Brown Layton Trophy.
4 P.M. Gates close
Advance sales only. All parking and admission must be purchased by Saturday, May 6, 2023. No will call. No wristbands or tailgate credentials will be mailed after April 28. Event is rain or shine. No refunds.
Proceeds from Point-to-Point support environmental and land stewardship initiatives to care for, preserve, and protect the Winterthur garden and the woodlands, meadows, and wetland habitats that surround it—nearly 1,000 acres of conserved land. We are grateful to our visitors and event supporters and encourage you to come back and explore this beautiful Brandywine Valley preserve.
View our brochure and share all the Point-to-Point fun with family and friends.