Queen's Cup Steeplechase

Queen's Cup Steeplechase

Save the Date - April 30, 2016

The on-line Queen's Cup ordering systems will be turned off Thursday, April 21 at 5:00 pm. Last full-fillment mailing will be this Friday. Orders for tailgate spaces may still be ordered leading up to race day by calling our office 704.843.7070.

General Admission badges went on-sale Wednesday, April 13 at all regional Harris Teeter stores

As a reminder, all Tailgate & General Admission (GA) patrons over 12 years of age, must have a badge to enter race grounds. Without a badge, GA Badges are $75 at the gate

The Queen's Cup Steeplechase is Charlotte's premier outdoor tailgating event. Whether you're looking for a reason to visit the Charlotte region, a day of fun for the family or entertaining prospective clients, the Queen's Cup offers a full day of activites and professional thoroughbred horse racing. Come, Experience the 'Thrill of the Chase®!

Charlotte's Queens Cup Steeple Chase

The Queen’s Cup is like no other sporting and social event in the Charlotte region. A Saturday afternoon in the country each spring is greeted with great anticipation. Thousands come to see some of the most athletic thoroughbreds compete at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. The jockeys, dressed in bright colored silks, push their sleek steeds to clear four and a half foot jumps over a two and a quarter to as much as three mile rolling turf course. The prestige of $90,000 purse money to the winning owners and the opportunity to bask in the glory of the winner’s circle is what it’s all about from the horse’s connections. Beyond the excitement of the races, families and friends enjoy some fast-paced mingling and socializing each year. The Queen’s Cup annually solidifies business as well as personal relationships; and keeps both strong by bringing people together year after year.

DRESS & ATTIRE: This is a family event. Attire on the racecourse is somewhat casual though many show-up in sun dresses for ladies and dress shirts and sport coats, bow ties, khakis and polo shirts for men. Jeans are rarely seen at the Queen’s Cup. Since it’s a dressy kind of venue and its outdoors many men and women wear hats! Due to the terrain, which is grassy and undulating, flat soled shoes are highly recommended while stiletto heels are not.

Rain or Shine, the Queen’s Cup carries on. Since this is a RAIN or SHINE event, be prepared for the sun and the rain but please note as tents and standing umbrellas are not allowed due to the wind risk and viewing! We love pets, especially dogs, but please leave yours at home.

Directions:From Charlotte: Take Providence Road south (NC 16) until you dead-end into NC Highway 75 at Waxhaw. When you get to the intersection of NC 16 (Providence Rd.) and NC 75, take a left onto NC 75. Follow Directional Signage. You’ll run right into the racecourse about four miles down NC 75. As you enter the town of Mineral Springs, follow gate signs to enter the appropriate gate for your parking space.

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