2023 Legacy Chase

The Legacy Chase is a family fun-filled day of steeplechase racing, picnicking, tailgating, or get your own tent to entertain friends or clients. All safely outdoors at the beautiful Shawan Downs.

Gates open at 10am, post time 12:30pm.


Cattail Chase Races

Catch the action at this year’s Cattail Chase Races! The 2023 event will include pony races, leadline races and timber races on top of plenty of tailgating opportunities. Gates open at 10am, first post 1pm.


Tickets available Summer 2023!

2022 Legacy Chase

The 2022 Legacy Chase at Shawan Downs will run on September 24th!

The Legacy Chase is the flagship equestrian event taking place at Shawan Downs. Our goal is to bring together elite horses and gifted riders to showcase the graceful intensity of steeplechase racing for the Maryland community. Putting together top-tier purses with our beautiful track and landscape, we believe we can raise the bar for Steeplechasing around the country.

We provide food vendors, retail vendors, live music, and other customer experiences to encourage those unfamiliar with the sport to bring their families and friends to a truly pastoral experience. You may not start out as race spectators but will certainly leave as one.


Potomac Hunt Races

Close the 2023 Spring Steeplechase season with the Potomac Hunt Races on May 21! On top of a great day of exciting races and tailgating, spectators can enjoy mounted police demonstrations, a Kid Zone and Vendor Village.

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