The first running of the Potomac Hunt Races took place in 1952, and the event has been an annual tradition in Montgomery County ever since. The event celebrates steeplechase racing—a form of competition that originated in 18th-century Ireland, when riders would dash across uneven terrain and use towering church steeples as their beacons. Today, regular two- to four-mile tracks have become the battlegrounds for steeplechase events, and horses equipped with on-board GPS systems have made church steeples obsolete. Potomac Hunt Races carries on the tradition of this modern-day version of steeplechase racing, while implementing a tradition of its own: donating a portion of the proceeds from each year's event to charity.
Visit Washington Capitals for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Washington's Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown.
Washington Capitals is great for a large crowd and offers a private room for parties, celebrations or other merry gatherings.
It doesn't get much more laid-back than Washington Capitals, so dress for comfort when you come.
Can't get enough of Washington Capitals' tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
For those who choose to drive to Washington Capitals, both garage parking and street parking are available.
Avoid getting stuck in traffic and hop aboard public transit at Gallery Place Chinatown Metro (Green, Red, Yellow), Archives Metro (Green, Yellow), and Judiciary Square Metro (Red).
Washington Capitals knows how to put a smile on your face
the fairly-priced fare is easy on your taste buds as well as your wallet.
Lunch and dinner are easy as pie (and you might as well get a slice) at the delicious Washington Capitals.
In 1949, William E. Miller—known as W.E. to his friends—opened Rosecroft Raceway, transforming a 120-acre farm into a showcase for the exciting standardbred racing that had begun to take the nation by storm. After briefly closing in 2008, the track soon reopened, hoping to reclaim W.E.’s legacy with fast-paced action seven nights a week. Every day, simulcasts convey harness- and quarter-horse races from across the country as visitors place bets on which steeds will attempt to chew their jockeys’ hats. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, hooves pound the dirt during live contests as chefs prepare everything from mozzarella sticks to succulent spare ribs in the Terrace Dining Room.