Wolf orders Chesco to ‘Stay At Home”; local cases spike to 30

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Gov. Tom Wolf issued a “stay at home” order for six counties, including Chester County, as cases of COVID-19 spiked locally and across the state, including six deaths across the state. Wolf announced the order Monday afternoon, which will be effective Monday night at 8pm. “Today, I’m issuing a Stay at Home order for Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Monroe,...

Longwood Gardens, Willowdale Steeplechase team up for special Mothers Day package

Action from the Willowdale Steeplechase can now be combined with time at Longwood Gardens. File photo. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Gardens, one of the great gardens of the world, together with one of the region’s finest horse racing events, the Willowdale Steeplechase, invites visitors to spend Mother’s Day weekend in the charming bucolic countryside of the Brandywine Valley, Chester County,...

Changes in store for 2019 Willowdale Steeplechase

A few changes are in store for this year’s running of the Willowdale Steeplechase. The 27th Running of The Willowdale Steeplechase presented by the 24th Fund will take place on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2019.  This Chester County tradition is a spectacular rite of spring and a traditional Mother’s Day event for people throughout the Brandywine Valley and beyond.

What To Do: The Willowdale Steeplechase is Sunday

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Without question, the Brandywine Valley is known for being horse country. It has established its reputation as an area known for staging top-flight equestrian events. The 2018 equestrian season had its unofficial start last weekend with a big annual point-to-point event in Delaware.

Willowdale Steeplechase tweaks lineup for 2018

EAST MARLBOROUGH — The 26th Running of The Willowdale Steeplechase on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13 has some new excitement to offer this year! The Chester County tradition is a spectacular rite of spring and a traditional Mother’s Day event for people throughout the Brandywine Valley and beyond. 

Tickets now on sale for Willowdale Steeplechase

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Whether you’re a horse enthusiast or just like to have fun and enjoy a beautiful day in the country, it’s time to make plans for this wonderful Chester County family event! This year the races are again running on Mother’s Day!  Tickets and parking spaces for The Willowdale Steeplechase’s Sunday, May 13th event are on sale now online at www.willowdale.org.  Visit our...

What To Do: Off to the races at Willowdale

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, the Brandywine Valley is known for being horse country – an area famous for top-flight equestrian events. The 2017 equestrian season is already underway with a big annual point-to-point event last weekend in Delaware and this weekend’s Annual Willowdale Steeplechase (Steeplechase grounds, routes 82 and 926, Unionville,...

Willowdale tickets are now on sale

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Spring is here and patrons and fans are gearing up for The 25th Anniversary Running of the Willowdale Steeplechase! 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 this wonderful Chester County family event! This year the races are back to running on Mother’s Day, and tickets and parking spaces for...

Willowdale announces $100K challenge

EAST MARLBOROUGH — A $100,000 Steeplechase Challenge is on the race card for the 25th Anniversary Running of The Willowdale Steeplechase! This “Challenge” will help to celebrate Willowdale’s 25th Anniversary and The Pennsylvania Hunt Cup’s 83rd running. The “Challenge” will take excitement for spectators to an even higher level while offering a major opportunity for amateur riders. The...

What To Do: Saddle Up For Willowdale

Also: 74th annual Dogwood Festival in Phoenixville By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The 24th annual Willowdale Steeplechase is Sunday, races, tailgating competition and, of course, those hats. The Brandywine Valley is horse country and the 2016 equestrian season is already underway. The 24th Annual Willowdale Steeplechase (Steeplechase grounds, routes 82 and 926, Unionville, 610-444-1582,...