Yesterday we attended the Foxfield Races in Charlottesville and had so much fun ! The races are held twice a year just down the road from our house .
It is basically an all day tailgate with 5 horse races and a Jack Russell Terrier race mixed in .
The fall races are more family oriented so they also have plenty of stuff for the kids .
They even had pink chickens!
The races really are beautiful to watch - such strength, speed and power .
(Obviously these pics are a bit blurry - I'm not sure if it is because they are moving so fast or if it is because the ground is shaking when they thunder past . )
This picture cracks me up !
The horse was so fast that by the time I got my camera up to my eye this was all I was able to capture !
Unfortunately the races ended on a bit of a sad note - one of the horses had a horrific fall during the last race right in front of us . Thankfully the jockey was okay but we are pretty sure the horse didn't make it . So sad ! I always DVR the Kentucky Derby for this very reason . If a horse gets hurt, I don't want to see it . Unfortunately there is nothing you can do when you are watching a live race .
Despite the tragic ending, the kids had a blast and we definitely plan to make this a yearly tradition ! Can you believe today is the first day of October ?!?