Race Day Information
We are pleased to welcome everyone to the Races! We all love our pets, but please leave your dogs at home. Any flags or banners that have the potential to offend are not allowed. Banners, flags, balloons and similar items that could scare or distract a horse are not allowed. Excessive drinking and offensive language are not tolerated at the Races.
Montpelier Hunt Races hosts seven races. The first race post time is 12:30 PM and the last race usually begins around 4:30PM. The first race is run on the flat track and six are over fences. The premier race is the Noel Laing Race, named for a jockey and friend of Mrs. Scott’s, 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.
TAILGATE CONTEST INFORMATION There is no fee to enter, and we award great prizes!
HAT CONTEST INFORMATION There is no fee to enter, and we award great prizes!
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.