Media Alert: Foxfield Races’ Fall Family Day This Sunday

(Charlottesville, VA – September 27, 2022) Albemarle County’s signature Steeplechase racing event, the Foxfield Races, will host its Fall Family Day this Sunday. Children ages 8 and under are free and can enjoy activities in the Children’s Tent, which will host Habitat’s LEGO-building competition, ACAC’s family obstacle course, Foxfield’s Stick Pony Creation Station, dance performances by The Wilson School of Dance, and The Hive Cville’s craft project. A “truck touch” will also be onsite, featuring vehicles from Faulconer Construction, Tiger Fuel, Allied Concrete, Albemarle County Police Department, and Hilliard Estate and Land Management. Foxfield Races will once again donate a portion of proceeds to its long-term partner Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville and hopes to match the $50,000 gift
from last fall’s race.

Foxfield is continuing to enhance the race-day experience. For the first time in its history, Foxfield is issuing electronic tickets for general admission tickets and parking hang tags, which will be emailed to attendees. The four tickets that come with a reserved parking space will also be emailed (reserved parking hang tags will continue to be mailed). Foxfield is also offering a chance for race attendees and community members to win $2,500 in prizes through a contest hosted on the online app StableDuel. You don’t have to attend to win!

Last-minute tickets and general admission parking are available on Foxfield’s online
ticketing platform at

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022

Gates open at 9:30 AM and close at 5 PM
First race begins at 12:30 PM
See page 2 for a schedule of activities

WHERE: Foxfield Races
2215 Foxfield Track
Charlottesville, VA 22901

CONTACT: For pre-race and onsite media inquiries, please contact Mary Beth Bowen at

[email protected] or (804) 519-5779.

NOTE TO MEDIA: Foxfield has reserved two tickets per media outlet, plus a parking pass. If members
of your team would like to attend, please contact Mary Beth Bowen at [email protected]
by Thursday, Sept. 29, to apply for press credentials.


9:30 Gates Open
10:00 Children’s Tent and Truck Touch Open Until 3 PM | Foxfield 500 Tents Open
11:00 Pony Races (first-time event)
11:55 Parade of Hounds

12:15 Presentation to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville
12:20 National Anthem Performed by Habitat Supporter Christian Johnson
12:30 Race #1: Maiden Claiming Hurdle Sponsored by Virginia National Bank
1:05 Race #2: Virginia Bred or Sired Training Flat Sponsored by Quantitative Investment Management
1:15 Children’s Stick Pony Race
1:40 Race #3: Filly and Mare Maiden Hurdle Sponsored by Marsh & McLennan Agency
2:15 Race #4: Virginia Equine Alliance Maiden Hurdle Sponsored by Virginia Equine Alliance
2:50 Race #5: Amateur or Apprentice Rider Hurdle Sponsored by Flow Audi of Charlottesville
3:25 Race #6: Ratings Handicap Hurdle Sponsored in part by Tiger Fuel
5:00 Gates Close