7th Annual Rally on the Rail benefiting Gilchrist Kids

7th Annual Rally on the Rail benefiting Gilchrist Kids

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Enjoy the Best of Fall with a Front Row Seat to the Races at the 7th 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 Cares. 

Presented by: 

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• Catered picnic style lunch by Rouge Fine Catering and top-shelf cash bar
• Southsides and specialty 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

Eat: 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. Click HERE for the race day menu. 

Shop: OLS is pleased to welcome back Yoicks! as our signature retail vendor for the 2019 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 selection from their Vicennial exhibition of furniture, paintings and bronzes. Click here for details.

  We are delighted to one again be joined by The Fine Swine, a Haberdashery featuring Bill’s Khaki’s, Castaway Clothing, Duck Head, Harris Tweed Jackets, Shetland Sweaters, and personalized gifts. Men’s Clothing and Gift Lines include Bills Khakis, Barbour, Castaway, Peter Blair, Tervis, Orvis, Needlepoint Belts and Accessories, Engraved Gifts for Events, Tournaments, Graduations, First Communions, Baby Gifts, etc. and much more…

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:



                           The Attman Family Foundation


2019 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 117th running of the Grand National Steeplechase, Friday April 19th. All to benefit the Valleys Planning Council.

Click HERE to purchase tickets

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)