Portion of proceeds will benefit Charlottesville non-profit Camp Holiday Trails
(Charlottesville, VA – February 5, 2024) – Albemarle County’s signature Steeplechase racing event will celebrate its 45th running with the return of the Foxfield Races on Saturday, April 27. Tickets are on sale now at foxfieldraces.com. Foxfield will once again partner with Camp Holiday Trails, a Charlottesville non-profit that provides camp experiences to children ages 7-17 with medical needs from Virginia and surrounding states. Camp Holiday Trails, which collectively received $111,629 from the 2022 and 2023 races, will once again be a recipient of support from race day proceeds.
Foxfield, which most recently hosted the Fall Races event on October 1, hosts nationally recognized steeplechase races in the heart of Virginia, giving residents and visitors alike the opportunity to witness spectacular horse racing and enjoy the beauty of the countryside. In 1977, Mariann de Tejeda generously purchased the property for the Foxfield Racing Association and designed and built the race course. Today, the bi-annual races host upwards of 17,000 attendees and feature a strong field of horses and riders, free fun for friends and family of all ages, vendor village, local food trucks and more. The fall races will take place on Sunday, October 6, 2024.
“Continued safety improvements and adjustments have been made to support equine wellbeing and rider safety,” said Foxfield Racing Executive Director Kelsey Cox. “With the installation of the new sustainable irrigation system, we’ve seen an uptick in racing quality. Owners and trainers see the tremendous benefits of competing at Foxfield. We pride ourselves in not only providing a safe and inviting race environment for our competitors but also the community.’
SCHEDULE AND TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets are on sale now with various pricing options available. General admission tickets start at $55 now through Sunday, March 31 (prices increase to $65 on April 1). Free admission for children age 12 and under. Gates open at 9 a.m. and the first race begins at 12:30 p.m. (races run rain or shine). For information on the schedule, pricing, parking and to purchase tickets, visit foxfieldraces.com.
WHAT’S THE EXPERIENCE LIKE?
- Print at Home Ticketing makes purchasing additional last minute tickets easier. Wifi and connectivity at Foxfield is not strong, so make certain to print out your tickets for a speedier entrance.
- The Orange Entertainment Park welcomes all general admission ticket holders. Watch the race along the rail, listen to live music, purchase food and drinks from vendors like Bold Rock, Devils Backbone, Liquid Death, jiji Frozen Custard, Popitos Pizza and others. Group tents in the Orange Park are available for rent. Contact the race office for more details at email@example.com.
- Fully catered tents along the rail near the finish line for major sponsors who are making significant investments in Foxfield’s revitalized mission.
FOXFIELD’S COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Foxfield Races has given back to the local community from the earliest days, and its dedication to continuing the tradition is strong. Foxfield is committed to not only monetarily supporting its philanthropic partners after race day, but actively engaging in their programs and work throughout the year, celebrating and supporting their community work by amplifying their messages, and spreading their missions to a broader community. The Foxfield Races spring partner is Camp Holiday Trails, and fall partner is Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville.
CORPORATE 500 PARTNERS
As one of the top sporting events in Virginia, the Foxfield Races offer a unique opportunity for business entertainment, sponsorship, advertising, and promotions. Foxfield 500 Corporate Sponsorship offers an elevated experience to welcome corporate groups to race day in a fabulous tent by the finish line while sponsoring a race and supporting Foxfield and their philanthropic partner. For more information, please contact Kelsey Cox kelseycox@Foxfieldraces.com. The 2024 Corporate 500 Partners include: Audi Charlottesville; Bold Rock; Michelob Ultra; Virginia National Bank; and Carter Machinery.
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ABOUT THE FOXFIELD RACES
The Foxfield Races conduct steeplechase racing in Albemarle County, Virginia, twice a year on property conserved under easement. The races are managed by the Foxfield Racing LLC as a subsidiary of the Garth Road Preservation Foundation, both not-for-profit 501(c)3 organizations. For more information and updated schedule details, visit www.foxfieldraces.com.