The Charleston Cup was established in 1786 and has been a highlight of the lowcountry racing season ever since. The event was not blessed with perfect weather this year, but we slipped on our wellies, slung on our field jackets, and made the most of it!
First order of business was to find our friends in the infield to drop our basket, grab and drink, and go for a wander round the grounds.
Despite the mud and intermittent drizzle, there were lots of equestrian enthusiasts out to support the races!
Including a few of the canine variety!
We headed to the paddock to eye up the race contenders.
And got a little sneak preview of the big prize!
Then it was time to find a prime spot to get close to the action, before the start of the first running.
And, finally, they were off!
The crowd went wild with excitement, as you can see…
Between races, everyone freshens up their beverages and socializes while waiting for the next contest.
By the end of the day we were certainly a little muddy and chilly, and in need of a hot bath. But two very happy racegoers indeed!