Each year, over 15,000 High Hope Steeplechase spectators enjoy the thrills of jump and flat racing from a variety of vantage points. The preferred tailgate area where cars are parked trackside is sought after, with large picnics and lavish spreads displayed to entertain guests. Close to the finish line are tents where corporations gather to host parties for their clients. This area is also home to the Members' Pavilion, offering a delicious luncheon buffet and bar.
The day begins at noon with the Jack Russell Terrier races and various children's activities. It continues until approximately 5pm incorporating relay and flat races and equestrian entertainment, sure to appeal to all ages. Offering something for everyone – from the most experienced equestrian to the novice who has never touched a horse – the High Hope Steeplechase celebrates the beauty of the Bluegrass in all its forms – its rolling hills, its Southern hospitality, its delicious food, and of course, its stunning horses.