The Springtime Tradition Continues!

Photo by Tisa Della-Volpe

A glorious day of steeplechase racing!

The 46th Annual Point-to-Point Races | A Winterthur Tradition

Join us for an exciting and 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.


Point-to-Point Map

This map is for planning purpose.

Point-to-Point Map
Point-to-Point Map (click to enlarge)

Plan a Great Day at the Races

Tailgate Parking Spaces and Tailgate Tents

Tailgate parking spaces start at $300, and Tailgate parking tents start at $750; both include four adult guest wristbands. Additional tailgate wristbands are available for purchase: $60 Guest; $30 Under 21; Children under 10 free, wristband required. See the map above for tent options and to purchase tailgate parking admission.

Member Wristbands

Winterthur Members can pack a picnic and join us on Members Hill for the races. Individual Member wristbands are $60 and can be purchased online starting March 1.

Parking Options

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!

Photos by Tisa Della-Volpe, SoDel Concepts, and Santa Fe Mexican Grill.

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 event admission, food, beverages, VIP parking, and other amenities. View the menu. For reservations, please call 302.888.4994. 

Bluecoast Rail Tent by SoDel Concepts

Enjoy the races from a private tent on the rail while enjoying food and beverage from SoDel Concepts’ flagship restaurant, Bluecoast Seafood Grill. $175 per person; limited to guests 21 years or older. Includes event admission, VIP parking. Limited availability! View the menu and secure your spot starting March 1.

NEW! Family Taco Tent by Santa Fe Wilmington Mexican Grill

Families will enjoy a taco bar, assorted appetizers, guacamole, desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages. Includes event admission. Sponsored by Santa Fe Mexican Grill and Hakuna Hospitality Group. $75 per adult, $45 under 21. Limited availability! View the menu and secure your spot

It’s Time to Get Race Ready

Photos by David Dobson

Saddle Up for Happy Hour, April 19, 4–6 pm

Get a jump on the big event at our Bluecoast Seafood Grill Happy Hour in Rehoboth Beach! Enjoy a signature Point-to- Point Horsepower Espresso Martini and sample bites from the menu on the patio.

Glow the Distance!

Your skin will be race ready with the pros at Abel Aesthetics, where you can get a special Point-to-Point winning facial treatment at 20 % off during March and April. Schedule your appointment using promo code PTP. All tailgate spaces will receive a premium sunscreen sample from Alastin and SkinCeuticals on race day to keep your skin protected and your glow going the distance.

Win a Hat

Tell us your creative tailgate party plans for Point-to-Point this year when you enter between March 1–25, and Christine A. Moore Millinery will award the entry with the most creative plans a hat or fascinator to wear on race day.

Look at Fashions and More

Point-to-Point fashions are a favorite feature of our media partners. Get an inside look at fashions, tailgating, beneficiaries, and the history of the sport locally, in the Steeplechase Look Book, a special supplement found in the spring issues of Delaware Today, Main Line Today, and The Hunt magazines.

Plan the Perfect Outfit

Pair your finest chapeau with a race-day ensemble to envy, and our designated fashion experts will comb the crowd to find who is best dressed from head to toe. Winner receives a hat or fascinator from Christine A. Moore Millinery.

Build Your Stable

When you play at StableDuel, you’ll use your virtual wallet to build your own 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! Sponsored by New American Funding.

Make 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.


Photos by Tisa Della-Volpe, Kirstie Donohue, and Eileen Tercha.

George A. “Frolic” Weymouth Antique Carriage Parade

A beautiful parade of antique carriages tours the track for all to see, featuring John Hunt as Lead Whip. If interested in joining the parade with your carriage, please contact Jill Abbott for information: 302.888.4992.

Winterthur Hunt

Enjoy special activities, crafts and contests provided by community organizations.

Canine Capers

Bring your dog for canine capers pawesome activities.

Keystone Region Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club Antique Auto Display


Stroll through the Marketplace and visit our various merchants which include hand-crafted jewelry, canine gifts, equestrian tote bags, hats, accessories, and more. If interested in being a Marketplace vendor, please call 302.888.4994.

Race Schedule

10:30 a.m.
Gates open.
Marketplace: Shop for hats, clothing, jewelry, accessories and more.
Winterthur Hunt: Enjoy special activities, crafts and contests provided by community organizations.
Keystone Region Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club Antique Auto Display

11:45 a.m.
Delaware State Police Pipes and Drums

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
Stick Horse Races (ages 4 and under)

1:50 p.m.
National Anthem sung by Rebecca Gasperetti

2 p.m.
First race: 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.
Second race: Winterthur Bowl Open Timber Stakes ($25,000 purse)

2:45 p.m.
Stick Horse Races (ages 8-10)

3 p.m.
Third race: Vicmead Plate Amateur Apprentice Timber Race in honor of Louis “Paddy” Neilson III ($15,000 purse)

3:30 p.m.
Fourth race: Middletown Cup Amateur Training Flat Race

3:45 p.m.
Presentation of the Greta Brown Layton Trophy

4 p.m.
Gates close.

Schedule subject to change.

Pony Races

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.

Be Our Guest

Bring your wristband back during the month of May to enjoy a day of complimentary general admission to Winterthur!

Getting There

Winterthur is located on Route 52 between I-95 and Route 1, six miles northwest of Wilmington, Delaware. For in-car GPS and online mapping services, use: 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807.

Thank you to our 2024 sponsors:


Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Bar




Don Julio


King Barns


New American Funding


Winner Automotive Group



Woodford Reserve



Media Sponsors:


94.7 WDSD


County Lines Magazine


Delaware Today


Mainline Today


Out & About Magazine


The Hunt Magazine


Proud Tailgate Partners:

Abel Aesthetics

Brew Ha-Ha  


Janssen’s Fine Foods


Wilmington Country Store

Woodside Farm Creamery

Point-to-Point 2024

2024 Point-to-Point Official Race Program showing brightly uniformed jockeys jumping horses over a hurdle
Point-to-Point 2024


Advance sales only. All parking and admission must be purchased by May 4. No will call. No wristbands or tailgate credentials will be mailed after April 26. 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.