Willowdale rocks Mother’s Day
● By Steven Hoffman
A warm but lovely day was on tap for Chester County’s traditional Mother’s Day at the Willowdale Steeplechase in Unionville on May 10.
Those who chose to arrive early enjoyed Willowdale’s preview to the horse races, the Jack Russell Terrier races. Very competitive pony races and a junior horse race were next, followed by a two-mile flat race and five races ranging from 2.5 to 3.5 miles over timber.
Willowdale has always been a favorite venue of racegoers because the vast majority of the course can be seen from the viewing area. But Willowdale also attracts those who want to take mom and the family out to enjoy a tailgate party and peruse shops in the beautiful countryside.
Once again, the Willowdale Steeplechase’s beneficiaries were the New Bolton Center, Quest Therapeutic Services, and Stroud Water Research Center.