Every autumn as leaves begin to color, the Virginia Fall Races meeting holds its annual race meet on the second Saturday in October. This year's 65th running promises to be one of the leading meets on the 2019 Fall Steeplechase Circuit.
Highlighting this year's meet is the National Sporting Library and Museum Cup with its purse of $40,000, which brings the best seasoned timber horses to run over the famous Glenwood course against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
With a children's fair of pony rides, a petting zoo and other activities, plus the "Vendor Village" with many tents stocked with enticing attractions, the afternoon has something for all ages and interests!
The Virginia Fall Races benefit INOVA Loudoun Hospital Foundation in nearby Leesburg and is a highly regarded community event. Since its inception in 1955, this race meeting has consistently contributed more money to the Foundation than any other sporting event.