The Jackson Hole Cutter Races involve teams of two horses with horse-drawn chariots barreling down the track against the clock.
Organization: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce
Dates: 02/16/2013 - 02/17/2013 update info
Time: 12:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM
Event Cost: Varies
Venue: Melody Ranch in Jackson,WY
Contact: Rod Everett
The Shriner's All American Cutter Races are held at the Melody Ranch south of Jackson in February as an exciting part of Jackson Hole's yearly Winter Carnival.
- Takes place every February at Melody Ranch, south of Jackson Hole.
- Horse drawn chariots race each other in teams of two down a 1/4 mile track.
- Proceeds go to the Shriner's Children's Hospital of Salt Lake.
About the Cutter Races:
The Cutter Races are a western version of horse-drawn chariot races. Cowboys thunder past the cheering crowd in cutters, pulled by a team of thoroughbreds. Teams are run two abreast for a 1/4 mile down the snowy (or muddy) track to the finish line. Each February, hundreds of supporters come to Melody Ranch to watch the excitement of each race.
When are the Cutter Races?
Held every February during the Jackson Hole Winter Festival, the races are run Saturday and Sunday beginning at 10 am.
Where do they take place?
Melody Ranch, located about 4 miles south of Jackson Hole, is the home to this event. Snow or mud, meet your friends here.
How much do they cost?
The event offers tickets at $15 each for general admission. There are also chances for Calcutta wagering and auctions are held between races.
What else should I know?
The two days of fun is is all for a good cause. The event donates all of its proceeds to the Shriner's Hospital in Salt Lake City, providing health care for children who are in need. "The Cutters race so a child can walk" is the theme year after year.