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Title: Legacy Chase – Five-Star Tailgating

Jordan Fish
Baltimore County Tourism & Promotion

While tailgating is usually associated with football, especially this time of year, it’s far from the only opportunity. On Saturday, September 28, the 13th Annual Legacy Chase comes to Shawan Downs. The excitement of steeplechase racing, the beauty of the countryside, and the festive atmosphere make this event a must for equine enthusiasts and families alike.

Baltimore County has a long history of steeplechase racing, dating all the way back to the running of the first Maryland Hunt Cup in 1894. The Legacy Chase, along with Baltimore County’s other steeplechase events, offers an experience that is truly unique to this region. Spectators can watch the excitement of the races from the same spot used by more than a century of Baltimore Countians before them.

Hosted by and benefiting GBMC HealthCare, the Legacy Chase has become an annual social event. Whether you’re interested in the racing, the tailgating, or simply taking in the beautiful scenery, come take part in this uniquely Baltimore County tradition.

Shawan Downs is located at 1401 Shawan Road in Hunt Valley. Gates open at 10 a.m.


Revised April 6, 2016