Crowd leaning on the rail watching the races at Foxfield


October 3, 2021 Schedule

9:30 Gates Open

10:00 Children’s Tent Opens

11:00 Foxfield 500 Tents Open

11:00 Terrier Races

11:50 Parade of Hounds

12:30 First Race

12:45 Parade of Beagles

1:00 Second Race

1:15 Children’s Stick Pony Race

1:30 Third Race

1:45 Foxfield to present donation to Habitat

2:00 Fourth Race

2:30 Fifth Race

3:00 Sixth Race

Horses racing at Foxfield
Photo Credit – Rick Stillings

Dress for the weather as the meets are held rain or shine. Due to the grassy terrain, flat-soled shoes or boots are always recommended.

Our fall races also feature a variety of activities for the kids- sure to entertain the family between races.

While you might be busy with social activities, engaging in the races is of course the main event. Find a horse person (they’re easily located and plentiful) and have them teach you how to read a race card, and pick out your favorite to win. Cheer from the sidelines as the magnificent thoroughbreds gallop and jump for miles surrounding the property. Bring your camera!

All in all, a day at the races in the beautiful Virginia countryside is a once-in-a-lifetime experience unless you join the ranks of numerous attendees who return both spring and fall!