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Welcome to the Foxfield FAMILY DAY Race • Charlottesville, Virginia
About the Event

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where can I buy tickets?

A.. Orange and Green Infield Parking Places, Invitation Tickets and Invitation Parking are sold online. Rail Parking Places and Sponsor Tickets are sold at the race office.

Q. How do I keep my reservation?

A. If you have a pre-reserved space, please call the race office before August 11, 2017 to tell us wether you intend to use the reserved parking spot.  On August 14, 2017, we will release for public sale all reserved parking spaces that are still available.  You can call the office at (434) 293-9501.

Q. What is the difference between the different color-coded sections?

A. The Orange section is devoted to Rail Club Tents. The Green section is home to all children's activites and a great place for families to tailgate. The Blue section is on the outside rail.  The Pink and Purple section host Sponsors and Patrons. The yellow section is available to seniors and those with handicaps.

Q. What’s the last day I can order tickets?

A.  The last day to purchase tickets online will be September 16th.  FedEx Expedited will be the only available shipping option on this day. If you purchase your ticket online and have questions or have not received your order, please contact Musictoday at 1-800-594-8499. Based on availibility you may purchase tickets at our outlets.  General Admission Race tickets and General Parking Passes will be on sale at outlets after September 1st.

Q. What happens if I lose my ticket?

A. There will be no refunds for lost tickets. This is not the responsibility of the Foxfield Racing Association. In order to come, after having lost your tickets, you will have to purchase another set of tickets and parking at an increased cost. All who come to the gate without their parking passes or tickets will be turned away.

Q. I didn’t receive my ticket at the right address, what can I do?

A. Upon ordering your ticket, you are asked to review your address before processing your order. At this point you are agreeing that you have validated this address to be correct. Therefore the Foxfield Racing Association is not responsible for any tickets that are delivered incorrectly. You will have to purchase another set of tickets and parking.

Q. How do I get a tent?

A. Call the Office at 434-293-9501 and ask for Karen Bowling Dick (Sponsor Coordinator) or Patrick Butterfield (Race Director). Karen can also be reached at karendick@foxfieldraces.com.

Q. Who are the approved caterers?

A. Please click here to view the list of approved caterers.

Q. What should I wear?

A. You'll see everything from "Sunday Best" to "Country Casual" for both men and woman.  Women lean towards dresses, men are usually in shirt and tie often paired with khaki shorts.  Hats are a favorite of many who attend the races!   Remember to wear appropriate shoes or boots, you will be in a field.

Q. How do I get there?

A. Please click below to see and print directions to the Foxfield Race Track and Office.

  • Directions for invitation parking and buses - click here
  • Directions to reserved spaces - click here

Q. Is food available at the races?

A. There are vending stands with food for purchase in the Green section.  Of course, we always suggest that you bring plenty of snacks and water of your own.

Q. What are the rules and regulations for race day?

A. Please click here to view or print our rules and regulations. Please read carefully, as you are agreeing to this by purchasing tickets to The Foxfield Races.

Q. Can I drink alcohol?

A. Only if you are 21 years old or more and the alcohol is lawfully acquired.  Please review the rules for details.

Q. Can I leave my car overnight?

A. You may leave your car overnight. The gates will open the next day at 9:00 for you to pick up your car. You will be able to pick up your car within 48 hours of the race event. After that, you run the risk of being towed. The Foxfield Racing Association encourages those who have consumed alcohol to leave their vehicles on the property and find a safe ride home.

Q. When/Where can I purchase Foxfield Merchandise?

A. There will be Foxfield souvenir and merchandise stands in the orange and green sections during the race day or you may contact the race office if you would like to purchase merchandise prior to the race.

Q. How can I sign my horse up for the races?

A. In order to sign your horse up for the race day, you will need to speak to the Race Director, Mr. Patrick Butterfield, who can be reached at the Foxfield Racing Office. (434) 293-9501. Or contact the National Steeplechase Association at (410) 392-0700

Q. How do I get a press pass?

A. In order to get a press pass you will have to be approved by the Foxfield Racing Association. Please contact the  Foxfield Racing Office (434) 293-9501 for more information.

Q. What is involved in becoming a Foxfield Sponsor?

A. Please contact Karen Bowling Dick, our Sponsor Coordinator, or contact the office at 434.293.9501.


2017 Race Sponsors

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The Foxfield Racing Association | PO Box 5187 | Charlottesville, VA 22905 | T.434.293.9501 | F.434.293.8169