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The 23rd Annual Queen's Cup Contests

  • The 23rd Annual Queen’s Cup Vineyard Vines Hat Contest

    • Contestants must register in the infield behind the Parade Ring between 10:00 am to 11:30 am day of race.
    • Hat Contest begins promptly at 11:45 am, and will be emceed by WSOC anchor, Scott Wickersham.
    • Prizes awarded for children (12 and under),  men,  and women.
  • The 23rd Annual Queen’s Cup Windsor Jewelers Raffle

    Support our charity by purchasing a raffle ticket!  100% of the proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Association of Western NC.

    You may pre-purchase by using our online store or buy tickets on Race Day.  You do not have to be present to win! Drawing to be held Saturday, April 29, 2017.

    Tickets are $10.00 each, 3 for $25.00, or 8 for $50.00.  Only one winner per raffle item.  See raffle ticket for more prize details and restrictions.  

  • The 23rd Annual Queen’s Cup Tailgate Contest

    Prizes will be awarded in three categories: Most elegant, Most creative, and Most whimsical. Download your entry form here and bring it to the Infield Souvenir Tent in Brooklandwood Village no later than 11:30 am day of race.

    Judging takes place from 12 noon – 1:00 pm day of race. Winners will be announced at 2:15pm. The judge’s decision is final.

    Tailgate Entry Form

2017 Raffle Prizes

  • Windsor Jewelers

    Windsor Jeweler & Charles Krypell

    Stunning Charles Krypell selection of Sterling Silver and Turquoise-stone jewelry – 40-inch sterling silver and turquoise station necklace, sterling silver and turquoise oval ring, and sterling silver and turquoise drop earrings!

    Valued at $4,000

  • Charlotte Steeplechase Foundation

    Experience an “ALL-INCLUSIVE DAY AT THE 23RD ANNUAL QUEEN’S CUP” with the lease of a Lawn Box for 10 on exclusive Member’s Hill.  Includes food, open bar and live music.  Best seat in the house!

    Valued at $3,500

  • The Perfect Rose

    The gift that keeps on giving.  The installation of a rose garden to include: 12 hybrid tea roses selected from The Perfect Rose Catalogue, soil amendments, labor and mulch.  Also includes full service care through December of installation year.  Limited to 20-mile radius from center city CLT plus Mineral Springs, Waxhaw, Fort Mill and Rock Hill, SC.

    Valued at $2,200


    Rising artist John Springer, Jr. is the Official Artist of the 2017 Races.  His “Over the fence” oil painting is being raffled off by the Queen’s Cup Steplechase.  Valued at over $2,500, this colorful and exciting image could one day become a collector’s item.  Learn more about John at

    Valued at $2,500

  • The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge

    A two night stay in an elegant guest room for two. Includes daily breakfast, a one hour massage treatment for two and two rounds of golf on their well manicured PGA Championship golf course. The Ballantyne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte welcomes guests with gracious southern service, elegant accommodations and abundant amenities. Explore the spa, seasonal outdoor pool, indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, tennis, golf, fitness, exquisite dining, 24 hour room service, afternoon tea and leisure offerings.

    Valued at $1,250

  • SAM’S Express Car Wash

    20 Books of 5 Top Washes.  Our best wash, every time.  Each book contains 5 perforated Top Wash tickets for your convenience; use them yourself or give them away as a gift!

    Valued at $1,500

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