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Far Hills Race Meeting

Event Date/Time

Oct 19, 2013
8:00 am until 8:00 pm

Description

Far Hills Race Meeting

Over 35,000 spectators are expected to gather for the 93rd annual Far Hills Race Meeting on Saturday, October 19, from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m., at Moorland Farms, 50 U.S. 202 in Far Hills, NJ. The historic event – one of the country’s most prestigious steeplechase horse races – will feature top thoroughbred jump racing, private tailgating parties and culinary feasts set against the stunning backdrop of New Jersey’s fall foliage. The Far Hills Race Meeting has raised more than $18 million since the 1950’s to benefit the programs and services of Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, NJ.

 

Tickets range from $60 for advance general admission to $750 for the Chairman’s Tent, including food and beverage services. Options for race-goers include reserved parking spaces for tailgating, a family tailgate area, and a Vendor Village featuring fashion and accessories from exclusive boutiques. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Somerset Medical Center, which provides a variety of comprehensive emergency, medical/surgical and rehabilitative services to Central New Jersey residents.

 

This year, race officials will launch a set of new security policies to address alcohol-related incidents, enhance safety, and ensure a pleasant and safe experience for Race Day patrons. The new security measures, developed with input from the Borough of Far Hills and law enforcement, include: 

 

  • General admission ticketholders entering pedestrian gates will not be permitted to bring in alcohol. Spectators will be subject to search and hand-held metal detectors.
  • Only reserved parking spot holders, tent holders and registered caterers are permitted to bring alcohol on the property for their private parties.
  • All caterers are required to register with the Far Hills Race Meeting Association in advance. Unregistered deliveries of alcohol to the race grounds are prohibited.
  • All buses are required to register with the Far Hills Race Meeting Association prior to the event.

·Entrance will be denied to visibly intoxicated attendees.

 

More information on these policies can be found at www.farhillsrace.org, by calling 908-234-0537, or via email at office@farhillsrace.org.

 

Tickets are available in advance online beginning September 9th through October 9th at www.farhillsrace.org and at Kings Supermarkets and other local businesses beginning September 28th through October 18th.  Event day general admission is $120, parking is $30 and can be purchased at the gate.

 

WHAT:          93rd ANNUAL FAR HILLS RACE MEETING

WHEN:          SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

                                               

TIME:             FIRST RACE: 1:00 P.M. GATES OPEN AT                              8:00 A.M. 

 

WHERE:       MOORLAND FARMS - 50 U.S. 202  FAR                               HILLS, NJ

 

TICKETS:    Tickets are available in advance online beginning 9th through October 9th  at www.farhillsrace.org and at Kings Supermarkets and other local businesses beginning September 28th through October 18th.  On event day, general admission and parking tickets may only be purchased at the gate.

 

Cost Event Day general admission is $120.
Location

MOORLAND FARMS
50 U.S. 202
Far Hills, NJ
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Additional Information
Websitehttp://farhillsrace.org/about-us/

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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