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Monday, September 26, 2011

Fun at Foxfield Races, Charlottesville

On Sunday September 25th Family Day was held at Foxfield Races.  It is a great tradition to go to the races with your family or friends and enjoy a wonderful afternoon watching the horses race, the kids play, see the antiques and enjoy being outside.  The race always benefits a charity.  This year it was the charity was Kid Pan Alley.

The day starts off with the Jack Russell terrier races.  These always capture the kids attention (and the "kid" in each of us adults).  This year was no exception as you can see from the look on the people's faces.  Those little terriers sure can run and jump the hurdles after that fox tail!  It is the one time during the year that I wish I had a Jack Russell.

Then it's off to see the horses race.  Foxfield is a steeplechase race course.  It is a delight to watch these beautiful animals race around the track.  This year with the rain that we've had here in Charlottesville the track was in gorgeous condition for the horses.  There were very few scratches from the races this year due to ground condition (last year it was very dry and the ground was hard so that it was tough on the horses to run).

It's time to start thinking about attending next year.  The spring event is usually crowded with UVA and area college students but the fall event has lots of space for you to wander around, see the horses before and after the races and to watch at the rail.  It's a great tailgating event for everyone.

Come stay with us at Foxfield Inn for your race weekend.

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