Moorland Farms gets ready for the Far Hills Race Meeting
There are two very important and diverse sides to the hosting of the Far Hills Race Meeting. Firstly, it is one of the biggest steeplechase horse racing events of the year, in the industry and is supported in great numbers every year. The second part of the Far Hills Race Meeting is that for the past fifty-four years, this event has been focused on helping the community in general, and in particular, supporting the Somerset Medical Centre located in Somerville. This year, will be no different. The Far Hills Race Meeting will combine phenomenal horse racing, with the opportunity to raise funds for a worthy cause.
Last year, the Somerset Medical Centre, opened the Steeplechase Cancer Centre, which allows cancer patients in New Jersey, to receive their necessary treatment closer to home, as well as to take part in research studies. The Steeplechase Cancer Centre also has services such as oncology offices, medical services, radiation services, counseling, healing gardens, wellness boutique and state of the art equipment. It is this centre that will benefit from the Far Hills Race Meeting.
The host to this exciting race day is Moorland Farms, and with six action packed racing events scheduled, it is going to be a day to remember. The first race for 18 October 2008, is the $50,000 Peapack Hurdle Stakes, which is for mares and fillies. Second year hurdlers will get the opportunity to show off their talents during the $100,000 Foxbrook Novice Hurdle Stakes, while horse which are just shy of being top level performers, can be seen during the running of the $50,000 Charles Appleton. The highlight of race day, is the $250,000 Grand National which is fourth on the race card, and is followed by the $50,000 Gladstone, for three year old horses. Racing will conclude with the $50,000 New Jersey Hunt Cup. In addition to all the steeplechase racing excitement, Moorland Farms will also be bustling with various other activities.
Companies and families attend the Far Hills Race Meeting in their thousands and book tents and spaces for lavish picnics, team building, networking and a day with friends and family. Children are more than welcome and for those who wish to diversify their gambling experience, can purchase a ticket for the draw of winning a 2009 MINI Cooper. The Far Hills Race Meeting promises to be a day of great horse racing, fun and entertainment.