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Queen’s Cup Steeplechase

Posted: Thursday, Jun. 07, 2012

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Olivia Fortson

Olivia Fortson is social editor of the Observer and SouthPark magazine. She loves shining the light on those who know the art of living an elegant life. Email her at OFortson@charlotteobserver.com.

Photos by Daniel Coston

THE REASON: A fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Western North Carolina.

THE BUZZ: One of the area’s top sporting and social events, its main attraction is an exciting race of jockeys on thoroughbreds…the unofficial sport is spotting your favorite hat in the crowd, plus there are hat competitions…after the last race, everyone is invited to a Hot Walk Party with food and dancing.

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