6th Annual Rally on the Rail benefiting Gilchrist Kids Hospice Care

6th Annual Rally on the Rail benefiting Gilchrist Kids Hospice Care

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Enjoy the Best of Fall with a Front Row Seat to the Races at the 6th Annual Rally on the Rail.

Rally on the Rail at Baltimore’s most popular fall event, the Legacy Chase Steeplechase at Shawan Downs, just minutes from the city in the beautiful Baltimore countryside, all in support of Gilchrist Kids, a division of Gilchrist Hospice Care. 

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• Catered picnic style lunch by Rouge Fine Catering and top-shelf cash bar
• Southsides and speciality cocktails
• Souvenir cup
• Race betting and raffles, drinking games and cornhole
•Vendor trunk-show and silent auction items
• A front row seat to all the action in the Old Line tent along the stretch.

Celebrity guests will include top professional jockeys and trainers, who will be on hand to give you your race day tips.

Tickets: $25/person for OLS members; $35/person for non-OLS members.* CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

* Farmer’s Field parking passes ($35/carload) can be purchased online at the link above or at the gate on race day.

100% of the proceeds from Rally on the Rail will go to the Gilchrist Kids, the largest dedicated pediatric hospice team in Maryland, providing care for infants, children and young adults diagnosed with life limited illness or injury throughout central Maryland. For more information on this year’s beneficiary, Gilchrist Kids, please click here.

Click photo for pictures from last year’s Rally on the Rail


Rouge Fine Catering, a Baltimore-based caterer delivering fresh, innovative, and world-class cuisine, will be offering Rally on the Rail guests with a sampling of their delicious culinary creations.




OLS is pleased to welcome back Yoicks! as our signature retail vendor for the 2018 Rally on the Rail.Specializing in traditional country clothing and equestrian-based sporting art, Yoicks! tent shows have become a familiar fixture of the Maryland Spring timber season at the My Lady’s Manor and Grand National Steeplechase Races.

Along with their usual selection of traditional British clothing brands such as Lock Hatters and Corgi Socks, they will also present a preview exhibition of furniture, paintings and bronzes.

Joining us again this year in the vendor village is FROATS, a new Baltimore-based brand aiming to rock the free world with brazenly unique men’s casual shoes. Vivid patterns and designs are printed on leather and transformed into stunning footwear that also happens to be incredibly comfortable. Check out their other styles here.

The Old Line Society is most grateful for the support of the following corporate sponsors, whose financial commitment to encouraging young professional charitable involvement  has helped further the OLS mission and enable all funds raised at Rally on the Rail to directly benefit Gilchrist Kids:





High Tide on the Harbor

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Thanks to 150 + Old Line Society members and guests who came out for High Tide on the Harbor. And Congratulations to the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults for taking home the $3,000 prize!

Check out the event coverage by Baltimore Snap by clicking HERE.

Hoist your sails and drop anchor at Baltimore’s hottest new urban resort, Swim Club, for a waterfront evening of fresh cuisine, open bar, signature drinks and music, with games and prizes organized by some of your favorite non-profits.

Attire: Casual Cocktail

Tickets: FREE admission to all current OLS Members who RSVP on the Facebook event page (don’t have Facebook? Just sent us an email). Join or renew your membership at www.oldlinesociety.org. Additional tickets can be purchased for $25 by clicking HERE.

Raise your glasses while raising money for: One Love FoundationSharp Dressed ManMaryland Art PlaceUlman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, and JDRF Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Chapter.

Each of the 5 non-profits selected above will be competing for CASH. And all you need to do to help them win is buy a drink on THEIR tab. Here is how it works:

– Upon entrance, you will be given $50 in “funny money”
– Each time you go to “buy” a drink with your funny money, let the bartender know which group’s tab you want to put it on.
– The group with the highest tab at the end of the night WINS $3,000 CASH!

But how do you decide who to put your money on with all these great causes?

– Each group will have a cabana decorated for their cause with a specific game or activity to participate in and get to know what they’re all about.
– For each group’s activity that you participate in, you’ll get a stamp your Passport Book
– Collect all five stamps and you’ll be entered to win Swim Club cabana rentals, guest passes, and more.

About the venue: Learn more about Swim Club and membership opportunities by clicking here. Also check out the following recent articles on Swim Club:




2018 Old Line Calcutta

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Jump in the Game with The Old Line Society for a calcutta cocktail party on the eve of the 116th running of the Grand National Steeplechase, Friday April 20th. All to benefit the Valleys Planning Council.

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Featuring: Heavy Hors D’oeuvres, Open Bar and Southsides, Live Music, Calcutta Auction and Raffles.

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JUMP IN! Pre-purchase your syndicate buy-in online at the time of purchasing your event ticket. The Horseman syndicate ($25 buy-in) and the Wire-to-Wire syndicate ($50) are two ways to participate in the calcutta at a lower cost by pooling together funds with other syndicate-members to purchase a horse in  the auction. Questions? Email jbatoff@oldlinesociety.org 

Benefiting: 100% of the proceeds from the Old Line Calcutta will benefit The Valleys Planning Council. For more than five decades, the VPC has been at the forefront of land use planning and preservation techniques in northwestern Baltimore County. The VPC’s mission: Conserving open space; protecting Baltimore County’s agricultural, natural, historic and scenic resources; and working to promote a balanced and rational use of the land for the benefit of present and future generations.






Location: “Oakdene” (1/2 mile from Greenspring Station)