PTP 2024 Race Day Program

Sunday, May 5, 2024

A glorious day of steeplechase racing!

For Your Safety • Emergency services are located at the top of the hill in the Delaware State Police Command Center. • Disorderly conduct, underage drinking, and use or possession of illegal drugs of any kind will be prosecuted. • Delaware State Police will be notified of any vehicle operated by a driver who appears to be intoxicated. • When crossing the racetrack, follow the directions of the volunteers and Delaware State Police. • Loud music, cooking devices, kegs, tents, canopies, umbrellas, and awnings are prohibited. • In the event of inclement weather, please listen to the public address system for directions. • When entering the grounds, take note of the exit nearest to your parking space. • Unauthorized and commercial vehicles will be towed at the owner’s risk and expense. • Enjoy the races, delight in Winterthur’s grounds, and drive safely! Risk Waiver As with any steeplechase race, there is a risk of serious injury or death if a horse should run loose and into persons or obstacles. Anyone who is unprepared to assume this risk should leave the premises immediately. See Something, Say Something If you see something that doesn’t seem right or witness concerning behavior, we encourage you to text 302.867.2873 and the Delaware State Police will respond to that area. Photography Notice Upon entering the premises you grant Winterthur and its agents the right to videotape, film, and photograph you, record your voice, and use your likeness in connection with the commercial production, and in the distribution, exhibition, and exploitation thereof. No Drone Zone For the safety of our guests, jockeys, and horses, this event is a NO DRONE ZONE . Any use of unauthorized equipment will result in removal and penalties.

Point-to-Point Recycles! Please help us by recycling your bottles and cans.

Please place all of your glass and plastic bottles and aluminum cans in the yellow recycling bags provided at each tailgate and tie them closed. Leave them in your tailgate area, and they will be picked up at the end of the event. Come Back and Visit! Bring your wristband back during the month of May to enjoy a day of complimentary admission to Winterthur! Visit for events and information.


10:30 am Gates Open

Join Our Stable: Free to play, to WIN CASH PRIZES Free to play downloaded app. Select your stable of 10 horses until post time on Sunday, May 5. Races stream live on See page 16 for more details. Tailgate Competition: Display your best tailgate as the judges mix through the crowds searching for the 2024 Best Presented Tailgate! All tailgate parking spaces are eligible to win: the coveted Point-to-Point silver tray, round trip tickets from Avelo Airlines flying out of Wilmington ILG Airport, Cape May-Lewes Ferry vehicle ride tickets, a basket of congratulations from Bad Hombre Tequila, and a $200 SoDel gift card. Winners will be announced at 1:30 pm. Best Dressed from Head to Toe: Judges will comb the crowd looking for the Best Dressed from Head to Toe, who will win a Christine A. Moore Millinery 2024 hat or fascinator and a $500 gift card from the Wilmington Country Store. Rolls-Royce and Bentley Auto Display from Keystone Region Rolls- Royce Owners’ Club Winterthur Hunt & Canine Capers: Enjoy family activities, crafts, and contests (See map on page 12) Stick Horse Races: 1:30, 2:15, and 2:45 pm Marketplace: Shopping for Mother’s Day, upcoming graduations, birthdays, or a treat for yourself! 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

11:45 am Delaware State Police Pipes and Drums 12:00 noon Alison Hershbell Pony Races 12:30 pm Parade of River Hills Foxhounds 1:00 pm George A. “Frolic” Weymouth Antique Carriage Parade 1:30 pm Tailgate Competition Winner Announced Stick Horse Race ages 4 and under 1:50 pm National Anthem sung by Rebecca Gasperetti 2:00 pm Races Begin!

Isabella du Pont Sharp Memorial Maiden Timber Race–$20,000 purse

2:15 pm Stick Horse Race ages 5–7

Best Dressed from Head to Toe Winner Announced by Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long

2:30 pm Winterthur Bowl

Maiden Timber Race–$25,000 purse

2:45 pm Stick Horse Race ages 8–10 3:00 pm Vicmead Plate

In honor of Louis “Paddy” Neilson III Amateur or Apprentice Rider Timber Race–$15,000 purse

3:30 pm Middletown Cup

Apprentice Rider Training Flat 3:45 pm Presentation of the Greta Brown Layton Trophy 4:00 pm Gates Close

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.


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Winterthur thanks...

Point-to-Point Partners

Gibney Mobile Healthcare Houppette Humane Animal Partners The Hunt Magazine Janssen’s Market Keystone Region Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club Kirstie Donohue Photography Lucky Dawg Animal Rescue Main Line Today Magazine New Bolton Center Out & About Magazine Ramsey’s Farm Senior Dog Haven ShopRite Brandywine Commons Tail Waggers Pet Spa WDSD 94.7 FM

Abel Aesthetics Asten Hundt Avelo Airlines & Wilmington ILG Airport Betty Buzz Biggs Museum of American Art Black Dog Behavior and Training, LLC BFS Landscape Boothwyn Pharmacy Brandywine Valley SPCA Brew HaHa! Canine Partners for Life Carl Doubet Jewelers CKR Photography Concord Pet Foods & Supplies County Lines Magazine Deer Valley Danes Delaware Blue Coats Delaware Safety Council Delaware Today Magazine Department of Safety and Homeland Security DRBA Cape May-Lewes Ferry

Wilmington Country Store Woodside Farm Creamery Tail Waggers Pet Spa WDSD 94.7 FM Wilmington Country Store Woodside Farm Creamery


Executive and Race Committees

Mrs. Annie Jones, Chair Mr. Chris Strand, Director and CEO, Winterthur Mrs. Kathy Booth

Mr. Andrew Edmonds, Jr. Mr. Jay Griswold Mr. McLane Hendricks Ms. Sanna P. Neilson Mr. W. Duncan Patterson

Mr. Henry B. du Pont IV Mr. John E. B. du Pont


Stewards Charles Fleischmann (Presiding) Cook Edens Brook Hawkins Stewards Secretary William Gallo, Jr. Clerk of Scales Teena Appleby Starter Burling Vannote Chartcaller Jon Miller Safety Steward & Horse Identifier Doris Paxson Bugler Mr. John Brunazzi Paddock Judge Anna Coyne Announcers Tony Bentley Christa Cooper WDSD 94.7FM National Anthem Rebecca Gasperetti

Pony Race Coordinator Charlene Hershbell

Lauren Hershbell Nancy Dougherty Sutton Hays Outriders Master James C. Paxson and staff of River Hills Foxhounds, Inc. Horse Ambulance Jimmy Riggins/New Bolton Jo Ann Bashore/ Fair Hill ERT Race Chairman and Grooms Award Judge Sanna Neilson Clerk of the Course Kevin Braun Alex Emrey George A. “Frolic” Weymouth Carriage Parade John Hunt, Lead Whip Dave Busby, Coordinator Winterthur Vet Dr. Kathleen Anderson, DVM Dr. Meghan Delp Fair Hill Training Center Lasix Veterinarian Dr. Taryn Gassert

Patrol Judges Carl Meister III John P. Hynes Anthony J. D. Cadwalader Brooke Boyer Kendra Taylor Dr. Andy Elser Don Cochran Bitsy Peyton Susan McGee Horseman Coordinator James Slater Timer Chris Patterson Farrier John Wilkoski Physician Dr. Sandy Gibney

Equine Veterinary Care Testing Veterinarian Dr. Clarke Cushing Equine Veterinary Care



Dings Bling Pittsgrove, NJ 609.805.1423 Custom jewelry using dichroic glass beads and Italian leather Foggy Mountain Dog Coats/Wye Creek Farm Designs Frederick, MD 301.865.1265 Luxury tote bags, handbags, and dog coats Fusions Taster's Choice Wilmington, DE 302.478.1409 Ultra-premium extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, seasonings, and cruets J. Wilder Imports Short Hills, NJ 516.225.9955 Shoes, belts, and one-of-a kind items

Olga Ganoudis Designs Wilmington, DE 302.507.6300 Hand-fabricated and created sterling silver jewelry

Sara England Designs & The Ruff Life

Rehoboth, DE 301.685.1239 TheRuffLife.Shop Original, whimsical artwork on fun, unique home goods products Sunflower Trading Company Ellicott City, MD 410.750.1418 Hats and English and American outwear

Winterthur Museum Store Winterthur, DE 302.888.4793 Unique items that celebrate Winterthur’s beauty, indoors and out

Nothing Bundt Cakes Wilmington, DE 302.268.8788

Delicious bundt cakes frosted in cream cheese buttercream; gluten- free options

Bar Reverie Greenville, DE 302.315.3663 Hamburgers, hotdogs, and house-made cookies Concessions

Tom’s Handcrafted Pizza Cones

Wilmington, DE 302.463.9641 Handcrafted pizza, dessert, and dog cones Woodside Farm Creamery Hockessin, DE 302.239.9847 Farm-fresh ice cream

Brew HaHa! Wilmington,DE House blend coffee, hot or iced; espresso, lattes, cappuccinos, and cold brew cans


See Marketplace and Concessions locations on the map (pp. 14-15).

Frances Baker Sussex County, DE Kühnle Presentation Vehicle Stephen Burkholder & Judith Kinney Paisley Chester County, PA Beaufort Country Carriage

Mr. John C. Gregory, Jr. Phoenixville, PA German Made Shooting Break

Wilson King Chester County, PA Roof Seat Break

Mr. Richard O’Donnell East Fallowfield, PA

George Clardy Chester County, PA Kühnle Wagonette

1870 Swiss Wagonette from the collection of Mr. & Mrs. David Rockefeller

Dr. Betsy DeMarino Weisbrod West Chester, PA 1860 Moor & Son English Four Wheel Ralli Cart Dr. Andrew Fieo Glenmoore, PA Hungarian Shooting Phaeton Mr. John Frazier Hunt—Lead Whip Spring City, PA Weavertown Roof Seat Break

Dr. M. J. Potter Kirkwood, PA Kühnle Jadwagon

Merrill Walters Pottstown, PA Jeff Day Presentation Carriage

Winterthur wishes to thank our Driving Supporters:

Jeffrey Parris, Paula Moffett & Tracy Harl


Winterthur Hunt Map

1 Making Memories: Family and Children’s Race Day Photos Nationally accredited photographer Kirstie Donohue is taking complimentary digital photo sized for sharing on social media. High-quality digital files and prints available for purchase at 2 V.I.D. Tent and Betty Buzz Lounge Today’s Very Important Drivers! Get a Faux-Mojito or a Faux-Mint Julep mocktail, thanks to Delaware Safety Council with Blake Lively’s Betty Buzz brand of nonalcoholic mixers and the Kenny Family Shoprite Stores , partnering to promote and reward designated drivers. Drawings hourly for a $100 ShopRite gift card! 3 Pony rides by Cloverleaf Stables Complimentary pony rides for ages 2 and up. 4 Delaware Safety Council Be sure to designate a sober driver in your group! Pick up your Designated Driver Wristband here. Visit the Teen SmartDrive tent for interactive games like “Impaired Baggo” with its impairment goggles. Visit for online defensive driving course info. 5 Biggs Museum Animal-themed art projects and coloring pages with horses by Delaware artist Rebecca Raubacher, renowned for her ability to capture horses in motion. The artist will sign Rebecca Raubacher: Horses & Other Creatures, the catalogue for her featured exhibition now on view at the Biggs. 6 WDSD 94.7 FM Win a pair of tickets anywhere Avelo Airlines Flies! Nonstop flights from Wilmington ILG Airport to over 50 locations! You’ll be relaxing at your destination in no time, thanks to Avelo! 7 Delaware Blue Coats YOUR Delaware Blue Coats, the 2023 NBA G League Champions, are here with their Skee Ball inflatable, free books, and giveaways. 8 Department of Safety and Homeland Security/Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement Check out the new Impaired Driving Simulator Program. Must be 16+ with a valid driver’s license or permit to participate. 9 Stick Horse Races Join Delaware Blue Coats mascot Coaty and Wilmington Hobby Horse Club as our youngest jockeys take to the course. Bring your own stick horse or grab one from our stable. Ages 4 and under, 1:30 pm; ages 5–7, 2:15 pm; ages 8–10, 2:45 pm. 10 Ramsey’s Farm Hayrides A fun-for-all ride on the Winterthur landscape. Ramsey’s Farm has been a Winterthur neighbor since 1860. Learn about pumpkin patch, farm parties, and more at 11 Canine Capers VIP TAIL-gate Party for pet lovers and their furry family members. Visit local pet stores, shelters, rescues, trainers, groomers, artists, AND some adoptable pups! Asten Hundt: A local artist who specializes in creating one-of-a-kind hand drawn charcoal and pencils pet portraits that highlight each animal’s character and soul. View his work on Instagram @astenhundt Black Dog Behavior and Training, LLC: The tri-state area’s leading positive reinforcement training company works with all ages, breeds, and behavior concerns. Learn more at Brandywine Valley SPCA: The only open-admission shelter serving lost, stray, neglected animals, and victims of animal cruelty for the entire state of Delaware. They care for more than 17,000 animals each year in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Visit Canine Partner’s for Life: R aising, training, and placing service and companion dogs to assist individuals who have physical and cognitive disabilities. Visit CKR Photography: A local pet lover and professional photographer. Stop by or visit book a Pet Portrait Session. Concord Pet Foods & Supplies: A family-owned business with 33 locations, serving customers throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware for the last 44 years. Shop Humane Animal Partners: Helping animals for 150 years with 3 locations in Delaware providing shelter and adoption for unwanted and homeless pets and low-cost spay/neuter, and assists with keeping pets in their homes providing low-cost veterinary services, free community pet food pantries, and more. Dr. Elisha Green, director of veterinary medicine at HAP, will be on-site for any canine care needs. Learn more at Lucky Dawg Animal Rescue: An all-volunteer, foster-based, nonprofit 501(c)(3) rescuing and rehabilitating homeless, abandoned, unwanted dogs and cats, plus assisting with pet searches, behavioral training, pet-sitting, medical care, and rehabilitating puppy-mill survivors. Visit Senior Dog Haven: A local nonprofit organization with a mission to rescue and re-home senior dogs while offering hospice care and treating those with more intense medical needs. Visit Tail Waggers Pet Spa: North Wilmington’s premier pet spa offering professional grooming from a fully certified team. Visit our spa pet boutique or for a luxury pet shopping experience. Rolls-Royce and Bentley Automobile Display by Keystone Rolls-Royce Owners Club Magnificent historic models parked adjacent to the antique carriages and driven by the Keystone Region Rolls Royce Club. Concessions Bar Reverie, Brew HaHa!, Tom’s Handcrafted Pizza Cones, Woodside Farm Creamery

Join Our Stable


• Download StableDuel app • To play, find Winterthur on the TRACKS screen • Use your virtual wallet “bankroll” to create your stable of 10 horses from the day’s races • Horse prices are based on morning-line odds • Each horse gets points for their finish • The stable with the most points after each race WINS CASH PRIZES to the top 25 finishes • Select your 10-horse stable starting Wednesday, May 1, until post time Sunday, May 5 • Each race is televised LIVE on

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In Honor of Alison Hershbell 12:00 noon

Open to ponies under 13.0 hands, children under 16 years as of 1/1/24, catch weights, 3 entries to fill. If size of pony is questioned, the owner is responsible for verification. About four furlongs on the turf.




Mike Rogers

Betty McCue

Pauly Aguilera


Blue w/white CHARLESTON Bay, M, Aged Georganne Hale Pink w/blue SASSY Chesnut, M, 8 Liz McKnight Green w/black PAISLEY Paint, M, 12

Betty McCue

Will Slater


Betty McCue

Sofia Villacres


Open to ponies 13.0 hands to 14.2 hands, children under 16 years as of 1/1/24, catch weights, 3 entries to fill. If size of pony is questioned, the owner is responsible for verification. About six furlongs on the turf.




Mike Rogers Blue w/white MINI Bay, M, 7 Betty McCue

Betty McCue

Pauly Aguilera


Betty McCue

Sophia Villacres

Red/White/Blue LAUGH OUT LOUD Ches, M, Aged


Betty McCue Red/White/Blue GOOD MAGIC Bay, G, Aged Holly Robinson Black w/white BAILEY Black, M, Aged

Betty McCue Ximena Aguilera


Will Slater

Betty McCue


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Isabella du Pont Sharp Memorial Maiden Timber–2:00 pm In memory of Mrs. Sharp and her husband, H. Rodney Sharp, renowned for their generosity as preservationists. Purse $20,000. Timber. For Five Year Olds and Upward which have never won over timber. Five-year-olds, 160 lbs.; older, 165 lbs. Entry fee $200; $200 additional if not scratched on time Wednesday; $200 additional to start. Three Miles and One Quarter over Timber.


The Winterthur Bowl Maiden Timber–2:30 pm

The Henry Francis du Pont Challenge Trophy is named in honor of the founder of Winterthur. A maiden timber race is being substituted for a novice race to be ridden at a distance of three and one-quarter miles over fair hunting country by a lady or gentleman. Purse $25,000. Timber. For Five Year Olds and Upward which have never won two races over timber. Five-year-olds, 160 lbs.; older, 165 lbs. Non-winners over timber, allow 5 lbs. Three Miles and One Quarter over Timber.


The Vicmead Plate In Honor of Louis “Paddy” Neilson III Apprentice Rider Timber–3:00 pm This race commemorates the founding of the Vicmead Hunt Club in May 1920 and is in memory of its four founding members: Mrs. Victor (Betty) du Pont, Mrs. Hollyday (Ellen) Meeds, Mrs. A. Felix (Dick) du Pont, and Mrs. H. Rodney (Bella) Sharp. Purse $15,000. Timber. For Five Year Olds and Upward which have not won a timber or hurdle stakes in 2023- 2024. To be ridden by apprentice riders. 170 lbs. Non-winners of two races over timber, allowed 5 lbs.; of a race, 10 lbs. Riders who have never won a race, allowed 5 lbs. No other rider allowances. Entry fee $150; $150 additional if not scratched on time Wednesday; $150 additional to start. Three Miles and One Quarter over Timber. $5,000 of this purse has been donated by the Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation, for the promotion of the apprentice rider program.


EXCEPTIONAL CARE. HERE, EVERYONE GETS IT. To anyone who has been entrusted with their care, there are no ordinary horses. That’s why at New Bolton Center, exceptional care has always been the norm. From diagnosis to outcome, your horse’s care is in the hands of dedicated clinicians who excel in every specialty.

To make an appointment, call 610-444-5800 or visit us online at

We are proud to provide Winterthur veterinary services

Kathleen Anderson DVM Clarke Cushing VMD Meghan Delp DVM

Bernadette Smith DVM Sarah Thompson BVMS Amy Warren VMD

Serving the Mid-Atlantic region since 1993

Advanced Diagnostics Pre-Purchase Exams Sports Medicine Therapies

Complementary Services General Equine Services Outpatient Surgical Procedures

288 Training Center Drive, Elkton, MD 21921 (410) 392-6646

The Middletown Cup Amateur or Apprentice Rider Training Flat–3:30 pm For Three Year Olds and Upward. To be ridden by apprentice riders. Three-year-olds, 145 lbs.; older, 155 lbs. Maidens allowed 5 lbs. Riders who have never won a race, allowed 5 lbs. No other rider allowances. The result of this race does not count toward a horse’s official record. Entry fee $100. One Mile and One Half on the Turf.


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