Virginia’s 2022 Racing Season Kicks Off Sat. March 5 with Rappahannock Hunt Point-to-Point

Believe it or not, the 2022 live racing season in Virginia begins this Saturday March 5 with the Rappahannock Hunt Point-to-Point meet in Boston, VA!

Fans will enjoy 7 races beginning at 1 PM including an Open Flat and Maiden Flat. Food trucks and concessions will be available and the weather looks to be outstanding — sunny and 66 degrees. Tickets are only $10 and are available at the gate — online sales have ended.

The first three events are pony races for small, medium and large ponies respectively, followed by an Open Timber, Foxhunter Timber and the two flat events. The Open Flat field includes Animal Kingston, who won at the Foxfield Fall Races in 2020 and 2021 has a bankroll of $132,726.

More details are at

Action from the 2020 Rappahannock Hunt PTP (Douglas Lees photo).

The Point-to-Point (PTP) season continues with the Warrenton Hunt PTP on March 19 at the Airlee Race Course, the Piedmont Fox Hounds PTP on March 26 at the Salem Course in Upperville, the Orange County PTP on April 3 at the Locust Hill Farm in Middleburg, the Old Dominion Hounds PTP on April 9 at the Ben Venue Farm in Ben Venue, the Blue Ridge PTP on April 17 at the Woodley Farm in Berryville, the Loudoun Hunt PTP on April 24 at Morven Park in Leesburg and the Middleburg Hunt PTP on May 1 at Glenwood Park.

Fans are welcome to enjoy the jump action at all these events and venues. More details on the Point-to-Point races can be found at 

Andi’Amu clears one of the timber hurdles at Great Meadow en route to victory in the 2019 Virginia Gold Cup. The 2022 edition is May 7. Photo by Douglas Lees.

The National Steeplechase Association sanctioned meet schedule includes the Middleburg Spring Races on April 23 at Glenwood Park, the Foxfield Spring Races in Charlottesville on April 30 and the Virginia Gold Cup pari-mutuel slate of action on May 7 at Great Meadow in The Plains. More information on this impressive annual slate is available at