Steeplechase racing. The races began on May 13, 1978 and have been a staple of Charlottesville social life ever since. Each race draws crowds of between 18,000 and 23,000 people, including steeplechase enthusiasts, Charlottesville residents, tourists, and area college students. Spectators may purchase parking spots around the racecourse, and many people host delicious tailgate picnics for their family and friends. The races are held the last Saturday in April and the last Sunday in September. The Fall Race Meet is Family Day at the Foxfield Races and includes horse related children's activities before and between the races. Business sponsorships and private tents are available in addition to the tailgating spaces. 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Admission Charge. Sanctioned by the National Steeplechase Association as two of eleven races held in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
- April 26, 2014
- Times: Gates open at 9am; First Race at 1:30pm
- Phone: 434-293-9501
FOXFIELD RUNS RAIN OR SHINE-NO REFUNDS Foxfield Shuttle Information: We are unable to offer the shuttle passes for the Spring 2014 Race. ONE 22 QUART COOLER HOLDING ALCOHOL PER PERSON IS PERMITTED. IF THE AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL SEEMS EXCESSIVE IT MAY BE CONFISCATED. THUNDER AND LIGHTING MAY POSTPONE A RACE, HOWEVER THE RACE WILL CONTINUE ONCE THE STORM HAS PASSED AS LONG AS THE FOOTING IS SAFE FOR THE HORSES. ALTHOUGH FOXFIELD IS DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO MAKE A SM... available on-line)
- $40 until March 31st.
- $50 beginning April 1, 2014
Invitation Parking (available on-line)
Carpool (available on-line)
- 1 Invitation Parking Pass w. 5 Invitation tickets
- $200 until March 31st
- $250 beginning April 1st
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