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A Day at the Races

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 ?!?

Reader Comments (2)

Wow - that is a sad ending - but glad you all had a fun day. Great pics.

October 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlaurie

Looks like everyone had a wonderful time! Love how Hayes is eating in almost every picture ;-) Riley looks like a natural sitting on that horse!

October 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

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