Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is Steeplechase of Charleston located?

A: Steeplechase of Charleston is located at The Plantation at Stonoferry Racetrack. 5000 Old York Course, Hollywood, SC 29449

See the map below or click here for google maps directions. 

Q: Are tickets included with tailgate purchase?

A: Two General Admission tickets are included with all tailgate purchases. Bringing friends along? Purchase additional General Admission tickets.

Q: Are dogs allowed?

A: No, to ensure a safe environment for all horses and patrons, we do not allow pets.

Q: Will there be food?

A: Yes. We have vendors set up in the Infield. Additionally, VIP tickets include food and beverages.

Q: Will I get the same tailgate space as last year?

A:  Yes, as long as you respond to the invitation sent by Steeplechase of Charleston. If you reserved a tailgate space the prior year, you can reserve that space again.  If our team has not received a response, they will sell the space to another patron.

Q: What happens if it rains?

A: We hope for beautiful weather as the races will take place! In the event of a true weather emergency, we recommend you sign up for our newsletter to receive updates. 

Q: How do I get a tent?

A: You can reserve a Home Stretch Premium Tailgating package online that includes a tent. This is (in our opinion) the premiere way to experience Steeplechase of Charleston with friends and family! We do not sell tents for tailgating spots, you may bring one as long as it is secure.

Q: What time should I get there?

A: Gates open at 10:00am. People typically start lining up an hour before. Races do not start until 1:00pm, so there is plenty of time to arrive, park, unpack, and shop before the horses run.

Q: Do children need to purchase tickets?

A: Children under 12 are admitted for free to Steeplechase of Charleston. Select their free tickets during checkout. However, for VIP the tent – you will need to purchase tickets for children.

Q: Is handicapped parking available?

A:  Yes, handicapped parking is located in front of the pool at 5000 Old York Course. Click here to view our event map.  The event is held on a grass field which is best navigated with turf wheels.

Q: How do I become a vendor or sponsor for Steeplechase of Charleston?

A: To enquire about becoming a vendor, email For sponsorship or hospitality enquiries, click here

Q:  Can I buy Steeplechase of Charleston tickets on race day?

A: Yes, cash and card general admission will be available for purchase on race day. Due to the limited amount of Infield, Rail, and Front Row tailgating spots, we do ask that these are purchased ahead of race day.

Q:  Is tailgating permitted in the infield parking?

A: Tailgating is only permitted in the designated Tailgate areas for purchase. No tailgating will be permitting in the Infield Parking Lots. You’re welcome to bring your coolers to the infield though and enjoy the Vendor village, stage entertainment and family activities.

Q: Can I bring chairs for infield viewing with general admissions? 

A: Yes, in the General Admission viewing areas you can set up chairs, blankets, and coolers, but we will not allow tents or tables in that area as it will block viewing for other guests.

Q: What is included with general admission?

A: All general admission passes include access to the Vendor Village along with the Family Zone. The only area not accessible to general admission is the VIP Chalet and the Stable Area. General admission does not include parking, be sure to add an infield parking pass to your cart. 


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