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The Virginia Fall Races
to be held on a New Date this October

                  MIDDLEBURG, VA.   Love horses? Come one hour West of Washington D.C. to Virginia’s lush hunt country to experience great outdoor family fun during the 62nd running of the Virginia Fall Races held at Glenwood Park in Middleburg, Virginia, on Saturday, October 14th, 2016. Mark your calendar now!

                Like the leaves that change each fall, horse lovers traditionally descend upon Middleburg for this annual weekend to enjoy jump racing, fox hunting, meander country roads, visit Civil War sights, tour wineries, eat local faire at the many restaurants, shop for antiques and perhaps spend a night or two at a local Resort, Inn or Bed & Breakfast.

              Racing highlights include the running of the feature race of the day, the $40,000 National Sporting Library & Museum timber classic. There will be a Family Fun Fair with a petting zoo, pony rides and big slide provided by INOVA Loudoun Hospital Foundation. Along with a full card of racing, spectators are encouraged to come early as they will get a taste of fox hunting with the finals of the Theodora A. Randolph Field Hunter Championships being held right on the race course at 9:30 am.

              Come witness the nation’s top steeplechase horses and riders as they race over timber, brush and turf courses. Entertain amongst the shade of 100 year old oak trees and experience what is called “...the best view in steeplechasing” - where you can see the excitement of every fence.

             Gates open at 8 am; post time for the First Race is at 1:00 pm. Tickets, box seats, rail side and tailgate picnic parking spaces can be purchased in advance by calling the Race Office at (540) 687-9797. General Admission is $50.00 per car on race day (admits car and 4 occupants--$10 per additional passenger). Or visit our website at www.vafallraces.com or on Facebook.

             Race sponsorship opportunities and hospitality tents are also available. Groups and tour buses are welcome with advance arrangements. All proceeds from the race weekend to benefit the Inova Loudoun Hospital in nearby Leesburg, Virginia.

             To reach Glenwood Park from the Washington DC area, take I-66 West and exit Route 50 West (Exit 57B towards Winchester). Drive approximately 25 miles to Middleburg and turn right at the one stoplight in Middleburg (Route 626, Foxcroft Road). Proceed 1 mile to entrance on right.

            See you at the races!