To the Races!
Don your cap, pack a gourmet picnic, and get ready to cheer on your favorite thoroughbred at one of the region's most popular social events, the Far Hills Race Meeting!
On October 20th, we will mark the 92nd annual running of this spectacular event, which takes place at the picturesque Moorland Farms. The Far Hills Race Meeting, known as "The Hunt" to locals, attracts over 50,000 people each for a time honored Steeplechase horse race.
This event is known just as well for its traditions off the track as it is for the races themselves. Keep it simple with casual attire and some treats from home for the kids, party with friends in the back of a pickup or celebrate with the elite at the Chairman's tent, complete with champagne and caviar! However you choose to spend the day, you won't be disappointed in the gorgeous setting, top-notch races and social scene.
Six races offer the highest purses on the National Steeplechase circuit, and you can feel good about your bets; the Beneficiary is the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Somerset Medical Center. Since the 1950’s the Far Hills Race Meeting has raised more than $17 million for the medical center, allowing the center to offer state-of-the-art medical services.
Gates open at 8am, and the first race is posted to begin at 1pm. Tickets are available for purchase at $60 each, and parking passes are available for $30. Tickets the day of the event will cost $120, so get 'em now! For many more details on this exhilerating event, visit the Far Hills Race Meeting website. If you are taking NJTransit to this event, please read this special transportation announcement.