Every Spring in Charlottesville the Foxfield Races come around. It’s a huge event, drawing lots of UVa students, locals, and quite a few out-of-towners. Officially, it’s a steeplechase race event. Unofficially, it’s a reason to go out and tailgate all day… and things can get pretty crazy. Our theory is that the students, who don’t hold football and pre-game tailgating quite as sacred as some other schools (GO TIGERS!), save it all up for Foxfield day in April.

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Fortunately, there are different sections for race spectators, and, thanks to our friend Jeff, we get tickets in the fancy-pants sponsor section, so we are spared the insanity. Though we do like to “go on safari” and take at least one lap through the student section at some point in the day to catch a glimpse of the debauchery. That’s enough.

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We haven’t gone to the races every year, but since this is our last Spring in Charlottesville, we thought we better get out there and enjoy it this time around. The sun was shining, the Chick-fil-a nuggets were plentiful, Gabe’s Magic Punch was flowing, and the Clemson tent was representing.

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Photos credits for most of these go to Jeff. And for the ones I did take… thanks for letting me play with your fancy new camera!


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