The Middleburg Spring Races have become the quintessential event to welcome spring to Virginia, synonymous with the blooming of the daffodils and dogwoods.
Surrounded by Virginia’s famous hunt country, the tradition continues at a new rescheduled date — on Saturday, June 13. Normally held the third Saturday in April as a much-anticipated rite of spring, thousands of guests and race fans gather at Glenwood Park for Virginia’s oldest steeplechase. The date was moved back this year due to the coronavirus and will be held without spectators this year.
Steeped in tradition, it’s rich history dates back to the 1911 when Middleburg Hunt’s Master of Fox Hounds, Daniel Cox Sands, organized the first Middleburg Hunt Race Meet.
With its origins of foxhunting point-to-points, the Middleburg Spring Races has evolved into a world-class race event that resonates with a vast audience from Middleburg locals to the world’s elite race aficionados.
Details are at www.middleburgspringraces.com or by calling 540-687-6545.