Queen's Cup 2021 Special Announcement
The Board of the Charlotte Steeplechase Foundation has made the difficult decision to run this year’s races on Saturday, April 24, 2021 BUT without an audience due to the pandemic. The choice to run at all was based on giving horsemen and horses in training an opportunity to compete, bolstering a sport that continues to suffer from the loss of opportunities due to the on-going pandemic.
With little to no income over the past two years, we are encouraging “Friends of the Queen’s Cup” to help ensure its financial future by making a tax-deductible donation to the Charlotte Steeplechase Foundation. A portion of all donations will go to our charity partner, the Alzheimer’s Association.
We are also selling on-line RAFFLE TICKETS to this year’s race and will be splitting the proceeds with the Alzheimer’s Association. Ticket prices start at $10 and the grand prize is $5,000.00 cash. Winners will be announced at 3:01 pm race day, Saturday, April 24, 2021. Check out the 2021 Queen’s Cup | Alzheimer’s Raffle by clicking the button below.
Live streaming of the day’s races will be available so all of our patrons can watch the racing action from the comfort and safety of their homes. More information will be sent out via email and on this website in the coming weeks.
Finally, a shout-out to our 2021 Sponsors, who as of this writing, have agreed to help underwrite a portion of this year’s races; Sonitrol Security, Brown Advisory, NOVANT Health, Hoopaugh Grading, EasyFix, TruGreen and White Claw Hard Seltzer. Please consider supporting these companies as they have supported the Queen’s Cup.
Thank you again for your continued support of this wonderful spring tradition in the Charlotte region. Let’s all hope for better days ahead and the return of the Queen’s Cup with a full audience in 2022.
The Board of the Charlotte Steeplechase Foundation, for the seventh year in a row, is excited to be partnering in with the Alzheimer’s Association of Western North Carolina as its exclusive beneﬁciary of the 2021 races. Their mission is “to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health”.