We’re now just days away from the big event – the 101st running of the Far Hills Race Meeting on October 15. As always, we are excited to welcome back longtime racegoers who have been part of this cherished tradition for years and also meet many first-time guests. Whether you are a veteran of the Far Hills Race Meeting or a first-timer, here are some tips to help you prepare for a full day of fun at Moorland Farm!
What’s the Weather? – this is a rain-or-shine event, so don’t forget to check the weather forecast! So far, it looks like we have a nice clear sky, but the weather can change quickly. Double Check- Set a reminder!
Packing Do’s and Don’ts – It is important you know what is permitted on site so you can plan accordingly. Let’s start with dos. Consider packing a portable phone charger–it’s a long day and you wouldn’t want to miss out on those Instagram-worthy shots (make sure to tag @farhillsrace). Some other items that might come in handy are: sunglasses to protect your eyes while watching all the action (and to look fabulous, of course), sunscreen for skin protection, all your tailgate essentials and water to stay hydrated! Here at FHRM we are dedicated to your safety and encourage everyone to stay hydrated throughout the day!
Now, what is NOT allowed. Alcohol is not permitted through the pedestrian gate. Aside from service animals, pets are also a no-no. Be sure to check out the FAQs, to avoid accidentally bringing something that’s not permitted.
Take Public Transit – Race Day attracts guests from all parts of New Jersey and the Tri-State area. While general and reserved parking are available, public transportation is easily accessible to and from Far Hills Race Meeting. New Jersey Transit will continuously offer trains from Hoboken, and other parts of New Jersey on race day, and there is an area for guests using rideshares to arrive and depart from the races. At FHRM, we want to ensure everyone is safe and remind guests not to drink and drive.
Dress to Impress and to Stay Warm! – At FHRM we are all about fall fashion! Every year, we love seeing guests wearing their finest, however, October can sometimes be chilly, so please dress warm and wear comfortable shoes. Depending on the weather prior to race day, the grounds may be muddy. By the end of the night, your shoes might be covered in mud- bring an extra pair just in case!
Place Your Bets – Feeling lucky? This year, we’re all set up to take your bets. The thing to remember if you are planning to bet is that the horse racing pari-mutuel betting system means you’re not playing against the house; you’re playing against your fellow bettors. So betting on a long-shot can yield huge payouts! The favorites were formidable in 2021, but City Dreamer paid $15.60 to win and keyed a $61.80 exacta.
For more information check out the FAQs, or message us on our social media channels. See you all soon!