Race Day Information

Montpelier Hunt Races hosts seven races. The first race post time is 12:30 PM and the last race usually begins around 4:30PM. Two races are on the flat and five are over fences.The premier race is the sixth race and is run over Montpelier’s signature live brush fences. Most races are over 2 miles and the horses make over two turns around the course. Viewing is available right at the rail and is exhilarating beyond belief.


Farm to Tailgate

Celebrate therich agricultural heritage of our region by featuring locally sourced ingredient & local specialties. Sponsored by C-Ville Weekly, celebrity judge Jerome Thalwitz from The Bavarian Chef.

No entry fee, just contact 540-672-0014 or info@montpelierraces.org andlet us know you would like to be judged. Judging starts about 11 AM. Criteria are best use of theme, best presentation, best taste, most fun! Great prizes and lots of fun.


Watching the horses being saddled and walked in the paddock is also popular with spectators.  A traditional presentation is made in the Winner's Circle below the Race Tower for the winning horse, jockey and trainer.


Jockey’s silks distinguish the owners and are described in your race program. Other information about the horses, their recent race record, the weight they will be carrying, their color, sex and breeding are also included in the Race Program. Programs are for sale on Race Day.


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