Fair Hill Races return for Memorial Day weekend
— The Fair Hill Races return to Cecil County this Saturday for their 82nd year.
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, family, friends and horse lovers will be at Fair Hill fairgrounds to enjoy the outdoors and summer food. The first race will be at 1 p.m.
Each year, more than 12,000 spectators turn out to the 5,600-acre former estate of William duPont. The tradition is considered the largest annual single-day event held in Cecil County. It’s also the only Steeplechase race in the country to offer pari-mutuel betting, and all proceeds from the races benefit Union Hospital.
The races also promise food, merchants and familyfriendly fun.
For the second year, the race is being handled by the Cecil County Breeders’ Fair, a subsidiary board of the Union Hospital Foundation.
General admission tickets for adults are $15 in advance, and children are $5. For information on reserved seating, which starts at $30, and tailgating, visit fairhillraces. org or call 410-398-2578.
Willie McCarthy rides Atavism in the 81st Fair Hill Races.