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OFF TO THE RACES
AS SOON AS THE Kiplinger estate gates open for the
Potomac Hunt Races, carloads of horse lovers pour in to
tailgate—many of them rail-side for the best viewing. Now in
its 65th year, the charity event, bene;ting families of fallen
military personnel, features eight races (some with jumps,
some ;at) and ends with a pony race for children.
Much of the entertainment is geared toward families, with a
stick-horse race for kids, a petting zoo and a climbing wall. As
for what to wear, dress for the weather but anything goes, from
jeans and boots to sundresses and fancy hats. Bring your own
food and libations, or buy from vendors on-site.
Potomac Hunt Races, Kiplinger estate, 14401B Partnership Road,
Poolesville, May 21, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (races start at noon), $40
per vehicle, $225 for rail-side parking spot, potomachuntraces.com.