Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point Steeplechase Meet

Date: September 12, 2020

OLD DOMINION HOUNDS  –POINT TO POINT – Saturday, September 12, 2020  – Ben Venue Farm, Ben Venue, Virginia – First Race – 12:00 pm 

Check out the Ben Venue racecourse, prepped (and prepping) and perfect for the Sept. 12 Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point.
Huntsman Steve Farrin enlisted the help of one of Virginia’s top course managers, Bryon Pope of Glenwood Park to advise on when/how high to mow for premium cushion. Timber fences are getting a facelift, and hurdle markers are being set out for national fence delivery this week.
The paddock (*used only for ‘riders up’ this year) and the hillside tailgate spaces (*on sale now – limited supply) will be mowed tight next week, but the course will be left at 8″+.
Rappahannock County got 3″ of rain Friday, and showers are forecast for this week, so horsemen can expect pristine footing, perfect (forgiving) conditions for their first autumn outing.
The Old Domion Hunt moved from early spring to late summer in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic.
**Race conditions are up at centralentryoffice.com and nationalsteeplechase.com
**Linda Reynolds has tailgate space sales: 540 270 0651
**Full corona procedures for horsemen will be posted soon on NSA and Central Entry and distributed widely (they’ll be similar to Middleburg Spring and Virginia Gold Cup in June – masks, paddock procedures, bring your own food and drink, etc.)