All About The Hunt


For nearly a century, the annual Far Hills Race Meeting (known as “The Hunt”) has attracted a large and loyal crowd who return, year after year, to watch the steeplechases, reconnect with family and friends, network, support worthy causes and make memories to last a lifetime.  “Over the years, the Far Hills Race Meeting has given more than $18 million to support local health-care organizations.”

“The Far Hills Race Meeting traces its origins to the Essex Hunt, a fox hunting event founded in Montclair, NJ in 1870.  In 1913, the organizers of the Essex Hunt incorporated as the Essex Fox Hounds.

In the tradition of these clubs, the Essex Fox Hounds established an event to thank the farmers and landowners who allowed them to hunt on their property.  The Farmer’s Day Race Meeting, as it became known, included the New Jersey Hunt Cup Steeplechase.

In 1916, the event moved from the original club site to the Grant B. Schley estate, today known as Moorland Farm.  Eventually becoming the Far Hills Race Meeting, the races have been continually run on the same site.”

For some, The Hunt is the Fall season’s premier social event.  It will take place on Saturday, October 20th. Whether you are on the hilltop seated at an elegant tailgate party with waiter service and champagne or on the field at a casual tailgate party with bales of hay to rest on.  This gathering has become a beloved tradition.

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It is best to purchase your ticket prior to the event, because the ticket cost is double at the gate on the day of the race.  Individuals, are not permitted to bring in food or beverages.

“General Admission tickets are $100 and General Parking $30.

NJ Transit Gladstone Line to the Far Hills Station is the best way to get to The Hunt.

Everyone 14 and over entering Moorland Farm must have an admission ticket.  Admission tickets are checked as you enter the grounds. Children under 14 do not need a ticket for admission.”

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