Fair Hill Races re­turn for Memo­rial Day week­end

Cecil Whig - - JUMPSTART - WHIG STAFF RE­PORT

— 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.

FAIR HILL

CE­CIL WHIG FILE PHOTO

Wil­lie McCarthy rides Atavism in the 81st Fair Hill Races.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF RE­BECCA BENT

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