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Buzz: Winterthur’s Point-to-Point

Photos courtesy of Winterthur/Pat Crowe

Sanctioned by the National Steeplechase Association, Point-to-Point is more than an important professional horse race; it is the standout social event of the season.

Sanctioned by the National Steeplechase Association, Point-to-Point is more than an important professional horse race; it is the standout social event of the season.

On Sunday, May 8th, enjoy a glorious day of steeplechase racing and celebrate Mother’s Day at this year’s Point-to-Point, set amidst the splendor of Henry Francis du Pont’s Winterthur estate. Pack a picnic lunch or tailgate spread, treat mom to a special day, and get ready to enjoy one of the Brandywine Valley’s most stylish sporting events! Sanctioned by the National Steeplechase Association, this event is more than an important professional horse race; it is the standout social event of the season.

Tickets are on sale now! Visit winterthur.org/ptp for more information.

There will be many Mother’s Day-themed events at Point-to-Point this year. Here is a sampling:

Mother’s Day Membership Gift: As a special thank you for your support, Winterthur is giving a trial individual membership to tailgate parking space purchasers this year. This special Mother’s Day Membership promotion starts May 9, 2011, so buy your Point-to-Point tailgate parking space, enjoy the Point-to-Point races, and come back for daily walks in the garden, exhibitions, discounts and more.

Mother’s Day Hunt Brunch: Watch the races from your seat at the finish line while you enjoy an elegant luncheon served trackside! Give mom a truly unforgettable brunch featuring a catered menu, gracious table settings, VIP parking, and a special gift from Nordstrom.

“Mother’s Helper” Sitter Service: Let mom relax on her day by scheduling babysitting services at Point-to-Point through Signature Sitters. Signature Sitters’ membership fee and on-call referral fee are waived for this event—a total value of $90. Winterthur is throwing in a complimentary wristband for the sitter to make things even easier! Contact Signature Sitters at signaturesitters.com to arrange your helper.

Point-to-Point Mother’s Day Hat by Helen Kaminski: Wear the exclusive Point-to-Point hat, and if you are spotted in the crowd, you may win a special prize courtesy of Helen Kaminski. Purchase online at helenkaminski.com or locally at Houppette (Greenville, Delaware, 302.421.9036).

Photos by Barnyard Photography: Stop by three photo stations and bring home complimentary mementos for mom. Strike a pose next to a beautiful antique auto, jump on the Wells Fargo Stagecoach to capture a memory of the day or stop by the Photo Contest booth and give us your best shot. You may see yourself up on the big screen! All proceeds from Point-to-Point benefit the Winterthur Garden and estate.

For more information on the event visit winterthur.org/ptp or e-mail ptp@winterthur.org.

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