Crowd leaning on the rail watching the races at Foxfield


Foxfield TENTATIVE Schedule for Fall Races

Sunday, October 2, 2022

9:30 Gates Open


  • Parade of Hounds
  • Junior Pony Racing – for the first time!
  • Children’s Tent Opens (open 10 am – 3pm)
  • Truck Touch Open (open 10am – 3pm)
  • Presentation to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville
  • National Anthem

12:30 Race #1 Maiden Claiming Hurdle

1:05 Race #2 Virginia Bred or Sired Training Flat

1:15 Stick Pony Races

1:40 Race #3 Filly and Mare Maiden Hurdle

2:15 Race #4 Virginia Equine Alliance Maiden Hurdle

2:50 Race #5 Amateur or Apprentice Rider Hurdle

3:25 Race #6 Ratings Handicap Hurdle

5:00 Gates Close

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.

Horses racing at Foxfield
Photo Credit – Rick Stillings

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!