For Immediate release:  April 1, 2016                                   

Contact:  Lisa Hatcher Coggins   610-444-1582

Willowdale Steeplechase Tickets on Sale Now


Kennett Square, PA. April 1, 2016 – Spring is here and patrons and fans are gearing up for The Willowdale Steeplechase, one of Chester County’s most significant community events.

Whether you’re a horse enthusiast or just like to have a fun and beautiful day in the country, it’s time to make plans for the 24th running of the races!

Tickets and parking spaces for The Willowdale Steeplechase’s May 15th event are on sale now.

Note: Due to the Steeplechase calendar, the races are not on Mother’s Day this year – instead they will run on the following Sunday, May 15, 2016.

Reserved patron tailgate parking admission packages are available, and now is the best time to make selections. Member’s Hill offers premiere viewing of the finish line and 4 admission tickets for $450. The Water Jump West parking section includes 4 admission tickets and offers excellent viewing of Willowdale’s signature Water Jump for $375. The Turn parking includes 4 tickets for $250 and is centrally located with spectacular views of the home stretch and the paddock area. The Field parking includes 4 tickets at $175 and provides great tailgating with a panoramic view of the racecourse from its location high on the hillside. The Willowdale Steeplechase is truly “the race with a view” – the amphitheatre style layout of Willowdale allows for 90% percent viewing of the race course from all parking areas.

General Admission tickets are also on sale now at $30.00 in advance or $35.00 per person on race day. Parking in the General Admission parking lot is free and children under 12 are always free. “Preferred Parking” for General Admission ticket holders is available for $45. A course map is located on the Willowdale website showing the location of the parking sections, food court, Kid’s Alley, Jack Russell Terrier Races, Antique Cars and the many other entertainment options for the day.

To purchase a Tailgate Parking Package, or “Preferred Parking” please call the Willowdale Steeplechase office at 610-444-1582. General Admission tickets may be purchased online at or at our 2016 Ticket Outlets. They are: Kennett Square/Unionville: Hoods BBQ, Landhope Farms Convenience Store, Northbrook Market Place, Unionville Saddle Shop. West Chester: Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm. Oxford: Oxford Feed & Lumber, Outback Trading Company. Delaware: Dover Saddlery, Wild Thyme. Glenn Mills: Trail Creek Outfitters. Tickets go on sale at these outlets on April 1.

People with official handicapped access permits will be provided with a reserved parking space at a special cost of $30.00 which includes one ticket. Contact the Willowdale Steeplechase office for more information.

For additional information, contact the Willowdale Steeplechase office at 610.444.1582 or visit


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