Planning Your Day
JOIN US ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013 AT 6:30 FOR THE PADDOCK PARTY!
Dinner, dancing, oyster bar in the tents on the racecourse, a wonderful start to the weekend. Tickets are $75 per person. Call 540-672-0014 for tickets and information!
11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957
PLEASE NO GRILLS OR OPEN FIRES, see below.
Gates Open 9 AM
Terrier Races 10:30 AM
First Post Time 12:15 PM
Last Post Time – approximately – 4:30 PM
We want your race day to be perfect. To help you plan your party, or
your stay near Orange, we have provided a list of some of
the services you might require. You may also call the office at 540-672-0014
if you have planning questions.
If you’ve got it, Flaunt it! our Hat Contest is always a big hit! Toss on your Chapeau and help make it as memorable! Hat Contest sponsored by C-VILLE WEEKLY. No entry fee, just fun, flair and fashion.
Watch this page for more information
And plan on entering our TAILGATE CONTEST! ( See the form below)Our fun contest acknowledges that many race goers love to really “do up” their tailgate food and presentation. There is no entry fee, the judging is fun and there are great prizes! Our celebrity judge this year is Chef Gerard Gasparini of Restaurant Pomme in Gordonsville. Chef Gerard is renowned for his French cuisine and sauces. The theme this year is “1938“ as a nod to the 75th Anniversary of Marion duPont Scott’s horse, Battleship, winning the Grand National. Let your imagination run wild! But PLEASE, no grills, no open fires. the only cooking allowed are the very small camp stove with propane container the size of a thermos. . SPONSORED BY PIEDMONT VIRGINIAN Magazine.
click here for Tailgate Entry form TAILGATE PDF call the office to enter. Call the office to enter we must have your name and location by November 3rd so we can send the judges your way on race day!
Marty Van Santvoord and Currey Hay
CATERED PICNIC BASKETS
For no-hassle tailgating call our “Picnic Partner” to pre-order
a delicious tailgate basket prepared from the many items on the menu.
Pick it up at their convenient location on Route 20 in Barboursville
on your way to the races Saturday morning.
540-672-4311 • 800-224-4311
Check out the Links below for nearby bed and breakfast inns.
When planning your tailgate please consider our sponsors:
With the mansion’s architectural restoration complete, come witness the investigation, discovery, and installation of Madison furnishings and décor. Watch as curators bring James and Dolley Madison’s home back to life.
Poster Art Info
This year’s poster art is by Virginia artist, Sandy Lawrence. This highly detailed pencil drawing shows Marion duPont Scott’s horse, Battleship, leading over Becher’s Brook in the Grand National on March 25, 1938. This year marks the 75th anniversary of his Grand National win which put him down in the record books as the first American bred and American owned horse to win the Grand National. He is still the smallest horse to ever win, with the youngest jockey, Bruce Hobbs who was only 17.
This win catapulted Marion duPont Scott and her Montpelier Racing stable into international fame. See more about the story on this website at Story of Battleship page.
Sandy Lawrence’s art education was with the community of artists of Virginia. She studied decorative arts at Ina Marx’s Finishing School in Great Neck, NY and her work is represented in many homes in Virginia as well as Mary Baldwin College and the National Paint and Coatings Association in DC. She lives in Charlottesville and is pursuing her love of portraiture.