My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase

Drive Green Our Lady's Manor SteeplechaseIt was a wet and wild day at My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase races today in Monkton, MD but the Drive Green crew was on the job. We had a beautiful display set up right across from the owners and judges tower which is the finish line for the big race of the day – My Lady’s Manor.

I took a number of photos of the races and you can find some of them in my online photo album.

Drive Green My Lady's Manor SteeplechaseThe race was pretty exciting and I was fortunate to be able to get a spot on the tower right above the finish line for this shot. I don’t have the winner’s name but if anyone knows they’re welcome to leave it in the comments.

Before the events got started I met and interviewed Turney McKnight, direct of the Manor races since 1978. He says this is the 99th running of the race. He says the race evolved from the horse and buggy days and was a real source of sport. The distance hasn’t changed and is still over 3 miles with 16 jumps. The crowd can be as many as 7,500.

Turney is a John Deere man himself on his farm and even had his own tractor out on site today.

You can listen to my interview with Turney here: drive-green-monkton-mcknight.mp3

I have a photo album for this event which you can find here: My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase Photo Album

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