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Foxfield Races

The Foxfield Race is a Ronald McDonald House, and Kids Pan Alley. There are many different color passes that can be purchased allowing access to certain areas in and around the track itself. Tickets can be purchased from the official website or from numerous outlets around the Charlottesville area, as well as surrounding areas. Traditionally, students and other attendees dress in a Southern, aristocratic style often seen at other steeplechase and horse racing events across the South. Seersucker, bowties, and pastel colors predominate the atmosphere, particularly at the spring race.

The History of the Steeplechase Race

The steeplechase is a form of horse racing that began during the 18th century in Ireland, in which a cross-country race was run between two steeples, thus deriving its name.[1] Church steeples were used as the beginning and starting points of a race because of their height and prominence.[2] It is believed that the first official steeplechase race was held in 1752 in County Cork, Ireland due to a wager between Edmund Blake and Cornelius O’Callagan.[1] The two engaged in a match race that covered about four and a half miles.[3] The first steeplechase races were run over rough terrain, therefore both horse and rider were forced to deal with any obstacles encountered in the countryside. The only goal of the rider was to get to the final steeple first. This took much skill, as both the horse and the rider had to be able to jump, wade water, and maneuver their way to the finish line. Overall, the early steeplechase races were difficult and dangerous, as there were always unforeseen obstacles. Steeplechase racing eventually spread to England where the first race involving more than two horses was reported in 1792. And, though the original race was run cross country, in 1810 in Bedlam, England, a race on a proper track with fences was held.[4] Steeplechase racing had evolved into a race with a pre-determined route, a set length, as well as reasonable obstacles. Today, regular steeplechase races involve a distance horse race of about 2–4 miles featuring a combination of ditches and hurdles. The sport of steeplechase racing quickly became popular in America, and on February 15, 1895, the National Steeplechase Association was created. It was founded by nine men from New York: August Belmont, H. DeCourcy Forbes, Samuel S. Howland, James O. Green, Frederick Gebhard, A.J. Cassatt, Foxhall P. Keene, John G. Follansbee and Frederick H. Prince. The association is responsible for keeping the racing records, governing promotions for the races, holding the races, and licensing the individuals that participate as well as the race meetings.[5] Currently, steeplechase races are held at several Thoroughbred tracks throughout the U.S., the most notable being the U.S. Grand National Steeplechase at Belmont Park. Other of the more prominent races held in the U.S. are the Maryland Hunt Cup, which first began in 1894, and the National Hunt Cup in Radnor, Pennsylvania, which began in 1909. However, the most well-known of all steeplechase races is the English Grand National, which began in 1837 and is held annually in Aintree, England. Currently, the National Steeplechase Association is based in Fair Hill, MD. It includes 1,000 dues-paying members and licensees as well as a 15-member Board of Directors and a four-person staff.[6] The steeplechase racing season begins in early March and continues through November. Participants of the races come from states including Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and the Carolinas.

Race Day

Watching a steeplechase race is a rather simple undertaking, as it is the horse that comes over the finish line first that wins. However, before this occurs, several steps must be undergone. First, the horse’s trainer must officially declare that the horse is on grounds for a specified period before the beginning of its race. Furthermore, the rider must report to the clerk of scales and weigh out with the minimum prescribed weight.[7] If the jockey and his gear do not meet the minimum weight requirement, lead is inserted into the saddle pad. At the specified time, the horse, trainer, and jockey must report to the paddock area or saddling enclosure. It is there that the horse is tacked up with a racing bridle and saddle, the proper girth straps, and a number cloth. The paddock judge then checks the horse as well as the jockey’s silks. After approval, the horses are then paraded to the post and come under starter’s orders. The starter of the race always tries to arrange a start that is fair for all of the horses and jockeys. At the drop of the tape or flags, the race begins. During the race, the horses must stay on the prescribed track, and, if obstacles are involved, they must jump over each one in the proper order. There must not be interference by horses and jockeys with the other horses and jockeys. At the end of the race, the placing judges note the horses and jockeys order of finish. At this point, the riders and their horses return to the judges’ area and wait for permission to be dismounted, though at this time no one is allowed to touch the rider or tack until he has weighed in. And finally, with no objections, and if the patrol judges report that all went smoothly and the jockeys weigh in with their original start of the race weight, the unofficial race results are declared official. At the Foxfield Races, there are no grandstands; therefore viewers are encouraged to walk up to the straight-away or fences where they are able to see the race up close.[8]

The History of the Foxfield Race

The Foxfield Race is a premier steeplechase horse racing event held annually in Albemarle, Virginia. The races take place twice a year: the last Saturday in April, and the last Sunday in September. The races were created by Mariann de Tejeda on property that was once owned by the well-known Virginian horseman, huntsman, and teacher, Grover Vandevender. The property was originally a private horse farm. When De Tejeda bought the property after Vandevender’s death in 1973, she began the construction of a steeplechase course dedicated to his memory.[1] The final product fulfilled the dreams envisioned by de Tejeda and the late Vandevender.[1] The first Foxfield race was held in the spring of 1978, and has since, become a popular tradition among Charlottesville residents, students of the University of Virginia, as well as alumni from the University. Foxfield is a tailgating event, and thus, unlike many steeplechase racing events, there are no grandstands. There are many different ticket options for the race, hence some purchase general admission tickets and observe the race along the hillsides of the course. Furthermore, there are many sponsors of the race, and businesses are able to rent out private tents. Attendees of the race are known to wear fairly formal clothing, and even tailgates with elaborate spreads of elegant china and linens reflect upon this image.

UVA Tradition

The Foxfield Races are a longstanding University of Virginia tradition. Some chide the event as the pinnacle representation of the upper middle class nature of UVA’s student demographic. Students use Race Day as an excuse to break out their “preppiest” attire. There is an abundance of pastel colors, Lilly Pulitzer patterns, and large sun hats. Girls are found wearing sundresses and many boys don a colorful bowtie for the occasion. Students tailgate at plots which are often organized through Greek organizations or other student groups.

Family Weekend/Fall Race

Each fall the Foxfield Races holds a fall race and family weekend. The fall races sees an attendance of around 3,000 to 4,000 people year, a number small in comparison to the 25,000 that attend the spring race each year. Family weekend is a more relaxed atmosphere than that of the spring race. The activities are directed toward family participation. This past year in 2008, the race was held on Sunday, September 28. It is held each year on the last Sunday of September and benefits a local organization. The 2008 race was dedicated to the Shelter for Help and Emergency. This year’s race signified the ninth year of the race and its association with Family Day. This race targets the Charlottesville area as well as its surrounding communities. Last year’s itinerary:[9] 10:30 – gates open 10:30 – 12:00 – pony rides 11:00 – racecourse walk 12:00 – Jack Russell Terrier Races 12:20 – Albermarle Pipes and Drums 12:45 – Farmington Beagles Parade 1:00 – National Anthem/Precision SkyDivers 10:30 - 3:00 – FoxDen Children’s Tent (Sponsors for this event include The Little Gym, The Virginia Film Festival, Live Arts Theater, Bright Beginnings, Wilson School of Dance, Kid Pan Alley, Airbrush Gypsy, plus many more.)[9] The 2007 Family Day Race benefited the Service Dogs of Virginia foundation. These dogs are trained to perform tasks that might seem difficult or impossible for the disabled. These dogs are placed within homes without cost. The foundation relies on private donations and other foundations to obtain the needed funds. It costs as much at $18,000 and 2 and a half years to train 1 dog. The 2008 Race proceeds went to the Charlottesville-Albemarle Kid Pan Alley. The goal of the Kid Pan Alley is “to inspire children to be creators, not consumers.” [10] The children of this organization are becoming excellent co-writers, composers, and masters. The group has helped over 16,000 children.

Prices for the 2009 Spring Race

There are many different tickets that represent different sections of the race venue. Below is a breakdown of those areas: Invitation Ticket - Orange (student), Green, Yellow and Blue

Sponsor Ticket - Purple, Pink, Orange, Green, Yellow, and Blue

South Hill Tent Ticket - South Hill, Orange, Green, Yellow, Blue, Purple, and Pink

Chalet Tent Ticket - Chalet Tents, Orange, Green, Yellow, and Blue[11] Invitation Ticket.... $40.00 Invitation Parking... $30.00 Blue Section Outside Turn Rail – comes with 4 Invitation tickets... $275.00 Blue Section Second and Third Rows – comes with 4 Invitation tickets... $200.00 Orange Inside Rail – comes with 4 tickets (Student Section)... $325.00 Orange Paddock Second Row – comes with 4 tickets... $300.00 Orange Infield – comes with 4 tickets (Student Section... $300.00 Carpool Pass – comes with 1 Invitation Parking Pass and 5 Invitation tickets... $200.00 Bus Pass – comes with 40 Invitation tickets (Please See Student Page)... $1500.00 Green Inside Rail – comes with 4 Invitation tickets... $325.00 Green Infield – comes with 4 Invitation tickets... $300.00 Yellow Senior/Handicap Rail – comes with 4 Invitation tickets... $275.00 Yellow Large Vehicle – comes with 4 Invitation tickets... $300.00 For the: Purple Sponsor Rail – comes with 6 Sponsor tickets, Pink Sponsor Rail – comes with 6 Sponsor tickets, Pink Sponsor Racing Member – comes with 6 Sponsor tickets, Pink and Purple Second and Third Rows – comes with 4 Sponsor tickets, Sponsor Guest Ticket, or a Children's Sponsor Ticket (8 and under) Please call the Race Office at (434)-293-9501.[12] Tickets can be purchased either online or at the main race office. Bus Passes, Carpool Passes, Orange and Green Infield Parking Places, Invitation Tickets and Invitation Parking are sold online only. Rail Parking Places, and Sponsor Tickets are sold through the race office only. Invitation Tickets are sold in conjunction with parking places through the race office as well. While supplies last, invitation tickets and parking passes can be purchased at any of these outlets: Mincer’s on the Corner, Greenberry’s at Barracks Road Shopping Center, Fashion Square Mall, Timberlake Drugstore on the Downtown Mall, Crawford Saddlery in Ruckersville, and University Outpost in Harrisonburg.[13] Private shuttles will be available from the Grounds of the University of Virginia to Foxfield.[11]

Specialty Tents

Although the April Foxfield Race has gained the reputation among college aged student as a University of Virginia student tailgating party, the race does in fact promote a greater more corporate environment outside of the student Orange and Green Area’s in the Infield. The Foxfield Race Association set up two types of tents to promote this type of environment

Chalet Tents

These are tents located on the infield of the races that give the best of both worlds. Chalet tents offer the a larger amount of space than a normal plot on the infield and also provide a more social environment that contrasts the private environment of the South Hill Tent area. The Tents are about 400 sq. ft. and are welcomed to large parties and entertainment.[1]

South Hill

This is a tent area located on the outfield of the race that is there to encourage sponsors, corporations, and other clubs to come be part of the races, yet be a part of their own private setting [2]. The tent area also includes its own parking so that those going to the South Hill Tent area do not have to be a part of the Foxfield traffic around the East and West Gate. In the past groups such as the Charlottesville Young Professionals [3], Wintergreen Performing Arts Center [4] etc. have all rented out South Hill Tents in order to bring groups of people together to meet and get to know one another.

Tent Rules and Regulations

Like the rest of the race the Tents also have their own set of rules and regulations in order to keep the Foxfield environment safe and secure. All cars parked in the South Hill area must have a parking pass, and all people within the Chalet and South Hill Tent area must have the correct ticket. Anyone who is drinking an alcoholic beverage must be 21 or older, and if the tent desires catered food they must use one of the Foxfield Racing Association certified caterers. Also promotional material such as signs and music must be within the tent and cannot be placed on the outside of the tent. Everyone must leave the tent by 5:30 and take all trash and any other belongings with them. Anything that was provided by the FRA should remain there [5].


Every year the Foxfield Racing Association (FRA) allows a large number of corporations to come sponsor the Foxfield Races. This allows a company to promote their products to the large number of people that attend the Foxfield Races each year. Also this as a way to provide entertainment for fellow employees, families, and prospects. By becoming a sponsor, the company is offered a variety of speciality packages [6].

The Sumo Gala

Each spring the Foxfield Races hold a “black tie” event the evening before the big race. The event supports local charities. The 2009 Beneficiary is the Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville. The Ronald McDonald House houses families with children who are undergoing medical treatment in local hospitals that cannot afford housing otherwise. This event will be held on April 25, 2009 at John Paul Jones Arena in the form of a “Sumo Gala.[14] Complete with 12-world class Sumo wrestlers from the United States Sumo Confederation, the tournament will be modeled after a Las Vegas style-boxing match. The ring will be raised in the middle with tables and chairs surrounding it. Instead of the usual dinner and dance, this will be an evening filled with a sushi feast and auction.

There will be many prizes to be auctioned off this year including: - A grand piano owned by a Nobel Prize-winning author, Howie Long, his family, and a family currently residing at the Ronald McDonald House. -For those individuals a bit more daring, there will be an opportunity to bid on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – the chance to take on one of the Sumo wrestlers. A professional photographer will document the attempt. The proceeds will help to serve the families already in residence in the house and help to expand the facilities in order to accommodate more families.

Go Green

As a part of 2009 Foxfield Races, the Foxfield Racing Association (FRA) has initiated a “Go Green” Program which encourages people attending the races to not use glass and to start recycling their cans. As a part of the “Go Green” program the FRA will now transport all trash from the races to a recycling center and not a landfill [7]. Also another part of the program is that the FRA has provided large containers (supplied by the company Container Rentals) for attendees to put filled trash bags. This program is a reply to the complaints of many civilians and people of the amount of trash that is left behind or found after the Spring Foxfield race, and as a response to the cooler size change which will lead to a large increase in Styrofoam coolers.

Liability and Safety on Race Day

Alcohol Policies

Out of the approximately 23,000 patrons attending the event, about 8,000 are college students who attend the University of Virginia and other schools.[15] Patrons 21 and older are allowed to drink alcohol at Foxfield on race day. In the past, this demographic has worn “over 21” armbands, but the 2009 races will debut a change in protocol as ID checking will replace the armbands.[16] Patrons must carry their IDs all day as ABC agents and police will be carding anyone drinking anything.[16] Legally obtained alcohol may be brought into the event by patrons 21 and older, but they must be carried in coolers that are 14” x 14” x 14”.[16] One cooler of this size is permitted per patron. Coolers containing food and non-alcoholic beverages do not have size restrictions and are not limited per person.[16]

The alcohol policy will be strictly adhered to, anyone not of legal age who is consuming alcohol or anyone serving alcohol to minors will be arrested, with Foxfield disclaiming all responsibility for these violations.[16] The Foxfield Rules and Regulations pamphlet explains that consumption of alcohol by underage persons is an offense that is considered a misdemeanor carrying with a conviction a fine and possible jail time and possible loss of driver’s license.[17] Additionally, intoxication and impairment can result in the arrest for either disorderly conduct and or public drunkenness addressed by summons or arrest.[17] The pamphlet also makes a special note, stating that “a satellite magistrate will be on the grounds for processing all offenders caught by law enforcement to be charged on warrants or summons. Law enforcement, for immediate transport of those so arrested by law enforcement and charged by the magistrate, shall have a van transporting lawfully arrested persons via the magistrate’s determination to the Albemarle County/Charlottesville Regional Jail Complex for lock-up until bonded out or you go before a sitting Judge. The Judge will not sit until Monday morning”.[17]

The Albemarle Force and the FRA began to crack down on the Foxfield Races after 2005 when the event began to gain more popularity among college students causing a rise in attendance, drinking, and violence. Therefore the 2006 April Foxfield race saw the appearance of the largest police enforcement ever in Foxfield history.[18] Also 2008 brought on a year of a stricter more regulated, Foxfield race. Albemarle County Commonwealth Attorney Denise Lunsford was quoted saying “What in the past has been sometimes loosely referred to as 'the Foxfields discount’ will not be the case anymore”.[19]‘The Foxfield discount’ referring to the relax nature of the treatment of Foxfield related crimes. Meaning that crimes committed at the races will no longer be seen as a minor offense, but they will be treated with the same as a regular crime. Also along with stricter enforcement, 2008 regulations now limited one cooler to a person and to a size of 30-by-17-by-18-inch. Also the regulations of 2008 brought about the ban of alcohol-related items such as ice luges, and beer bongs.

Drunk Driving from Foxfield

With Foxfield being four miles away from the University of Virginia campus, walking home is not an ideal situation for students. However, many students are unfit to drive due to the quantity of alcohol they consumed during the day. A survey of student behavior at the 2006 Foxfield Races showed that 3% of UVA students drove home after drinking.[15] This included four students who indicated that they were the designated drivers and another student who reported consuming 12 drinks.[15] Assuming that these results are representative and free from reporting bias, approximately 240 students drove home after consuming alcohol.[15]

The University of Virginia’s Center for Alcohol and Substance Education provides information to make students aware of the transportation options they have on race day. Students can get a ride to and from the University grounds to Foxfield for $10 each way. Bus-riders must bring exact cash, and the bus will pick up students at the Chapel, the Stadium, the Student Activities Building and The Park near the JAG school.[20] These shuttles start at 10 am until 12:30 pm for transportation to Foxfield and 3 pm until 6 pm for rides back to University Grounds.[16] There are no open containers permitted on the bus.[20] An additional option is to take a taxi cab which will be available at the East Gate for standard fees. Students can leave their cars at Foxfield until the following Monday without their vehicle being towed.[20]

Alcohol Abuse Prevention Initiatives

A student-formed group at the University of Virginia called “Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team” (ADAPT) partners with a number of groups to promote protective drinking behavior and safe transportation options at the Foxfield Races. The group coordinated student education program at UVA to inform students how to minimize the risks of drinking and provide alternatives for getting home. In the past, the program has been held as a panel discussion made up of ADAPT members, the Foxfield Racing association, local police and Alcohol Beverage Control agents, the local commonwealth’s Attorney, the Rescue Squad, and the UVA Dean of Students.[15]

On past race days, ADAPT coordinated a Student Safety Tent with free water, snack foods, and sunscreen available to all who stopped by the tent. The tent was staffed by ADAPT, Peer Health Educators and Inter-Sorority Council. ADAPT received a significant food and water donation from the Whole Foods market including whole fruit, chips, granola bars and other snacks.[15]

The Foxfield Racing Association funds a non-drinking driver program called “The Savvy Fox”.[15] This program is administered by ADAPT[15] and sponsored by Michelob Ultra – Responsibility Matters.[17] If a patron signs the Savvy Fox Pledge at the race meet, thy agree to be a Designated Driver and not drink all day, and receive a coupon for lunch and free non-alcoholic drinks. The sign up tables and distribution area are a part of the ADAPT safety tent.[15] In 2008, 466 individuals signed the Savvy Fox Pledge.[15]

Race Day Medical Safety

There are three First Aid Stations at Foxfield on the day of the races. These stations are staffed by the UVA Emergency Department and are identified by a large white flag with a green First Aid cross. The three station locations are: in between the airplane hangar and the West Gate, in the Orange student section, and in the Green section just after the crossing gate.

Past winners

These are the winners of the past ten years of the Spring and Fall Foxfield horse races. Each race is made up of about six or seven races depending on the year, and the weather of that year. The purses vary with each race. Some of the races have no purse because the race was labeled as a “training flat” meaning that it was just a race on the turf of the track, no hurdles or fences. The past winners of the Races since 1978 can be found here [8].

Year of Race Race Winner Weight Rider Owner Trainer Total Purse
Spring '09 Race 1 Flight Briefing 144 Jody Petty Augustin Stables Sanna N. Hendriks 25,000
Race 2 Good Night Shirt 155 William Dowling Harold A. Via, Jr. Jack Fisher
Race 3 Westfield Dancer (Ire) 165 Richard Spate Lucy Horner Barbara McWade 15,000
Race 4 Perkedinthesand 150 Jeff Murphy Mrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr. Jack Fisher 25,000
Race 5 Eagle Beagle 152 Paddy Young Barracuda Stable Ricky Hendriks 10,000
Fall ‘08 Race 1 Prancing Cat 156 Paddy Young Magalen O. Bryant Doug Fout 10,000
Race 2 Hymn To Happiness 150 Danielle Hodsdon Jonathan E. Sheppard Jonathan E. Sheppard
Race 3 Cradle Will Rock 144 Danielle Hodsdon Jonathan E. Sheppard Jonathan E. Sheppard 10,000
Race 4 Zozimus 154 Jody Petty Dale K. Thiel Sanna N. Hendriks 15,000
Race 5 Never Fear 168 William Santoro Kinross Farm Neil R. Morris
Race 6 Smartest One 155 James Slater Ellen Horner Ellen Horner 5,000
Spring '08 Race 1 Discreet Charmer 144 Paddy Young Brigadoon Stable Doug Fout 15,000
Race 2 Diego Cao (NZ) 155 Paddy Young Brigadoon Stable Doug Fout
Race 3 Rochester 165 Jody Petty Augustin Stables Sanna N. Hendriks 15,000
Race 4 Sound Blaster (Ire) 173 H. Brooks Durkee Bear Creek Stable Jack Fisher 15,000
Race 5 Class Shadow 145 Richard Boucher Mede Cahaba Stable Lilith Boucher 25,000
Fall ‘07 Race 1 Soy Desatanudos (Arg) 152 Colvin Ryan Robert & Edward Bonnie Julie Gomena 10,000
Race 2 Heir Apparent (Saf) 155 Rylee Zimmerman Manown Kisor, Jr. Michael Berryman
Race 3 Tenacious Rhythm 156 Paddy Young Barracuda Stable Ricky Hendriks 10,000
Race 4 Gather No Moss 139 Rylee Zimmerman Manown Kisor, Jr. Michael Berryman 10,000
Race 5 Harry's Firebolt 154 Matthew McCarron Russell Looney Doug Fout 15,000
Race 6 Patriot's Path 168 Russell Haynes Irvin S. Naylor Bruce Haynes
Race 7 Xtra Smart 150 Carl Rafter Alix L. White A. Timothy White 5,000
Spring ‘07 Race 1 Humdinger 150 Christopher Read Kinross Farm Neil R. Morris 15,000
Race 2 Praise the Prince (NZ) 165 Paddy Young Augustin Stables Sanna N. Hendriks 10,000
Race 3 Thegooddieyoung 176 Christopher Read Kinross Farm Neil R. Morris 15,000
Race 4 Legend's Silver 156 Paddy Young Augustin Stables Sanna N. Hendriks 10,000
Race 5 Church Ghost 139 Jeff Murphy Margaret R. White Doug Fout 20,000
Race 6 Gold Mitten 160 Christopher Read Kinross Farm Neil R. Morris
Fall '06 Race 1 Defrocked 156 Matthew McCarron Kinross Farm Neil R. Morris 10,000
Race 2 BK's Double Jade 155 Adam Helders Karen M. Gray Karen M. Gray
Race 3 Gold Mitten 152 Carl Rafter Kinross Farm Neil R. Morris
Race 4 Looking Best 154 Xavier Aizpuru Mrs. F. Eugene Dixon, Jr. Jack Fisher 10,000
Race 5 Slattery 150 Jody Petty Crestview Farm Sanna N. Hendriks 15,000
Race 6 Hot Springs 168 Desmond Fogarty Irvin S. Naylor Jack Fisher
Race 7 Road Hazord 155 Jeff Murphy Donald Yovanovich Donald Yovanovich 5,000
Spring ‘06 Race 1 Hot Springs 154 Paddy Young Irvin S. Naylor Sanna N. Hendriks 15,000
Race 2 Wicklow Bound 142 William Santoro Mrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr. Alicia S. Murphy 10,000
Race 3 Bow Strada (GB) 175 Darren Nagle Calvin Houghland F. Bruce Miller 15,000
Race 4 Reflector 156 Colvin Ryan Colvin G. Ryan Julie Gomena 10,000
Race 5 Lucky Chap 144 Carl Rafter Randleston Farm Jimmy Day 20,000
Race 6 Flying Visit (NZ) 165 Paddy Young Augustin Stables Sanna N. Hendriks 10,000
Fall ‘05 Race 1 Gather No Moss 152 Xavier Aizpuru Kinross Farm Neil R. Morris 10,000
Race 2 Statement (Ire) 155 Zach Miller Brigadoon Stable Doug Fout
Race 3 U K Limey 152 Robert Walsh Waterford Farm Paul A. Rowland 10,000
Race 4 Gallant Turk 168 Adam Helders Gone Away Farm Dabney S. Thompson
Race 5 Ghost Valley 165 Jody Petty Augustin Stables Sanna N. Hendriks 15,000
Race 6 Top Of The Bill 155 Carl Rafter Randleston Farm Jimmy Day 3,000
Spring ‘05 Race 1 Noble Bob 144 Jody Petty Circa Farms Ricky Hendriks 15,000
Race 2 No Fast Moves 160 Christopher Read Kinross Farm Neil R. Morris 10,000
Race 3 High Watermark 167 Zach Miller Jacqueline L. Ohrstrom Richard L. Valentine 10,000
Race 4 Irish Actor 152 Cyril Murphy Otto Stolz Ricky Hendriks 20,000
Race 5 Capwaynesglass 146 Carl Rafter Daybreak Stables Jimmy Day 10,000
Race 6 Invest West 180 Stewart Strawbridge Augustin Stables Sanna N. Hendriks 7,500
Fall ‘04 Race 1 Thegooddieyoung 151 Zach Miller Est. of Kathleen Jeffords F. Bruce Miller 10,000
Race 2 Lord Louis 150 Paddy Young Harold A. Via, Jr. Jack Fisher
Race 3 Kenny's Crossing 155 Xavier Aizpuru Dale K. Thiel Ricky Hendriks 10,000
Race 4 Dixie Colony 165 Robert Massey Tina McDaniel Sanna N. Hendriks 4,000
Race 5 Allimac (Ire) 160 Paddy Young Irvin S. Naylor Jack Fisher 10,000
Race 6 Gallant Turk 180 Ted Thompson Gone Away Farm Dabney S. Thompson
Spring ‘04 Race 1 AJ Cielo 154 Robert Massey Otto Stolz Katherine Neilson 15,000
Race 2 Lumiere Sprout (Arg) 155 Robert Massey Mrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr. Katherine Neilson
Race 3 The Greyling 144 Colvin Ryan Estate of Emily Hutchinson Michael Berryman 15,000
Race 4 Mr. Fater 165 Matthew McCarron Over Creek Farm Julie Gomena 10,000
Race 5 Preferred Guest 152 Xavier Aizpuru Harold A. Via, Jr. Jack Fisher 20,000
Race 6 Where Echo's End 146 Matthew McCarron Kinross Farm Neil R. Morris 10,000
Fall ‘03 Race 1 King City 151 Jeff Murphy James H. Falk, Sr. Jimmy Day 10,000
Race 2 Whatsitallabout 150 Robert Walsh Anne O. Haynes Bruce Haynes
Race 3 Lord Zada 150 Gus Brown Augustin Stables Sanna N. Hendriks
Race 4 Major Conquest 146 Paddy Young Mrs. Henry F. Stern Jack Fisher 10,000
Race 5 Smart Agenda 160 Christopher Read Kinross Farm Neil R. Morris 2,500
Race 6 Cracker Day (NZ) 150 Rochelle Lockett Hound's Cry Farm Thomas J. Kirlin 2,500
Race 7 Mauritania 158 Calvin McCormack Whitewood Farm Richard L. Valentine 10,000
Race 8 Limerick Lad 140 Tom Foley F. Bruce Miller F. Bruce Miller 1,000
Spring ‘03 Race 1 Mauritania 156 Colvin Ryan Whitewood Farm Richard L. Valentine 15,000
Race 2 Thegooddieyoung 150 Robert Walsh Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords, Jr. F. Bruce Miller
Race 3 Inca Colony 139 Tiffany Mueller Vicki Fuller Donald Yovanovich 15,000
Race 4 Red Panda 160 Christopher Read Kinross Farm Neil R. Morris 10,000
Race 5 Senor Melchor 144 Jody Petty Augustin Stables Sanna N. Hendriks 20,000
Race 6 Upheld (NZ) 156 Matthew McCarron Green Stripe Stables Alicia S. Murphy 10,000

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External links

  • Foxfield Races 2008 Photos
  • Foxfield Races at the Official Charlottesville Convention & Visitors Bureau
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