Middleburg Horse Races--CHARITY EVENT

MIDDLEBURG HORSE RACES ON SATURDAY, APRIL 20th

Directions to Glenwood Park:  Take Route 50 West heading to Gilberts corner and straight on to Middleburg. Once in the center of Middleburg (at the only traffic light) turn north on Route 626 at the Red Fox Inn.  The entrance to Glenwood Park is one (1) mile on the right. We are in Lot #37 and have the 2 front rows. You will be directed as to where to park by the Association at the time of the event.

We will set up picnic tables, canopy and champagne, wine, beer and soft drinks. Everyone, please bring a picnic food to share. The event is where both ladies and gentlemen can dress up if you so wish but is not required! Ladies, wear your pretty hats and sunglasses, give your best impression of Jackie O. We will have prizes for best ladies hat judged by the guys! The idea is to have fun and enjoy a Spring day at the races.

The ticket price is $13.00 per person for this event, which includes the Amazon fee. I already have the picnic space for the group, which cost $250.00 per space. The proceeds actually go to The Loudoun Hospital Center and the Glenwood Park Trust. (I believe there is a small additional fee to enter the grounds of $15.00 per person.

The 92nd Running of the Middleburg Spring Races consists of 7 races on different course set-ups, with several featuring a variety of jumps and hurdles. Post time for the first race is 1:00pm, but the gates will open at 10:00am. It really is all about the tailgating, the ladies and their awesome hats and their sundresses, the food, the wine etc. etc.

On the website it states that the races run rain or shine and that no refunds are available, The $250 fee paid for each of the Picnic Parking spots is non-refundable. We have 2 picnic spots. If you decide not to attend the event because of weather, please understand that the $13 fee is non-refundable. If there is someone on the waiting list and you change your mind, then maybe you can coordinate with the person to take your spot.


For more information on the race day, go to http://www.middleburgspringraces.com/

Last year this was a huge success and everyone had plenty of fun!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you to Joe and Valerie wow my first meetup event with your group. Great people, food, and horses... Great job planning this event. Bravo!

    April 24, 2013

  • Valerie

    Thank you everyone for coming and supporting our event. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting each and everyone.
    Joe and Val

    April 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nice to meet you too. You are a facinating lady :)

      April 21, 2013

    • Valerie

      Gia - I enjoyed meeting you too and thank you for coming so far to our event. I hope you had lots of fun. See you soon

      April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was an awesome event with people from various groups, personal friends and couples from her church. Joseph and Valerie are among the very gracious hosts I have met in a long time. Valerie's attention to detail was outstanding. Joe compliments her in every way. Not to mention those gifts that were won. Well done Valerie and Joseph. Thank you!!!!

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So many thanks to Joseph and Valerie for all their efforts making this a fantastic event. It was great seeing the horses, winning a token race, even participating in the hat contest. And meeting a few nice folks too!

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where is lot 37

    April 20, 2013

    • Joseph

      Lot#37 is between Lot #36 and Lot#38. You should have come and said hello since you were there. We had a blast!

      1 · April 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Amazing! Lol

      April 20, 2013

  • Joseph

    Thanks every for the great turnout! It was a blast! Hope everyone enjoyed the winnings, wine and the lovely hats.
    See you all again.
    Joe & Val

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    great

    April 20, 2013

  • Valerie

    The Event is still on.

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, Joseph and Valerie,
    Any word about the condition of the lot (for walking and parking) after the
    storm? Tried calling the Race office but no answer.

    April 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just spoke with someone at the Race office, their phone isn't working properly in the event you try calling. They don't have a contact at the course, suggest bringing boots. Say that their area two miles away in Middleburg is pretty well drained. We'll hope for the best and that we don't get stuck!

      April 20, 2013

  • Valerie

    Gia: I sent you my phone number and yes I know Maryland and Virginia fairly well

    April 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Got it. Thanks!

      April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just heard about this event and just joined. Joe, could you or any organizer provide a contact phone information in case I get lost on the road. I am from MD, and this is my first time join the group event! Looking forward to it!

    April 19, 2013

    • Joseph

      Gia. Follow the directions on the website or use a GPS or map quest. Cell phone coverage is not that good at the Middleburg Race course. The lot #37 is where we are.

      April 20, 2013

    • Joseph

      My wife has just sent you her phone number in a private email. Sorry but my cell phone is work related

      April 20, 2013

  • Joseph

    Carolanne Brundle: I received an email from Gail, please could you contact her. Apparently, you have a blocked email and she need to get in contact with you. Thanks

    April 19, 2013

    • Valerie

      See you later Carolanne and thanks from Joe and Val

      April 20, 2013

    • Valerie

      oh, please do bring that table we need it!

      April 20, 2013

  • Joseph

    If anyone has an extra table they can bring, please let me know as we can do with another table.

    April 12, 2013

    • Joseph

      The food list is posted many times on the website. Now we need to know what you and your guest are bringing - no children allowed. Also food item needs to be something picnic (we cannot warm food). Yes, if you have a 6ft table and wish to bring it earlier, please do

      April 19, 2013

  • Joseph

    LIST
    Kim---bringing sandwiches from Cosco
    Karen---bottled water. We need plenty of water
    Sharyn---hummus and pita bread
    Sue D--- tuna salad and some flatbread
    Anne K--pasta salad
    Becky--an appetizer
    Sue Emmet Borja--broiled chicken pieces
    Jim from another group---large cake
    Lisa -- Mango and Onion appetizer with chips
    Terri Dunahay --some roll-ups - cheese, veg in tortillas
    Nicole from another group...water
    Laurie--canopy, ice, 100 plates and 100 cups...
    Maria---from another group--chili and cheese spirals
    Cindy==baked gouda in pastry and some potato chips and dip
    Susan F --fruit plate
    Karen--veggie tray
    Kathleen -- veggie/fruit tray
    Carl--potato salad
    LeeAnn -both groups member---pasta salad and 1 bag of ice
    Debbie--carrot cake
    Enrico==Cake and water
    Laurie ---Table and water
    Neil--Chicken wings and other pieces
    Maria Raymond - Green salad

    April 19, 2013

  • Joseph

    Carolanne Brundle, Barbara Busby and Heidi Summers. Please state what item of food you are bringing for tomorrow's event. We need this. Thanks

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Middleburg Spring office will not allow grills or barbeques at the event.

    April 19, 2013

  • Joseph

    LIST
    Kim---bringing sandwiches from Cosco
    Karen---bottled water. We need plenty of water
    Sharyn---hummus and pita bread
    Sue D--- tuna salad and some flatbread
    Anne K--pasta salad
    Becky--an appetizer
    Sue Emmet Borja--broiled chicken pieces
    Jim from another group---large cake
    Lisa -- Mango and Onion appetizer with chips
    Terri Dunahay --some roll-ups - cheese, veg in tortillas
    Nicole from another group...water
    Laurie--canopy, ice, 100 plates and 100 cups...
    Maria---from another group--chili and cheese spirals
    Cindy==baked gouda in pastry and some potato chips and dip
    Susan F --fruit plate
    Karen--veggie tray
    Kathleen -- veggie/fruit tray
    Carl--potato salad
    LeeAnn -both groups member---pasta salad and 1 bag of ice
    Debbie--carrot cake
    Enrico==Cake and water
    Laurie ---Table and water
    Neil--Chicken wings and other pieces
    Maria Raymond - Green salad

    April 19, 2013

  • Joseph

    Welcome Rick! All information for this event is on this page. Please let us know what item of food you are bringing. EVERYONE has to bring an item of food. Also no grills, barbeques allowed on the site. Thanks!

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am not able to attend. [masked] if you want to take my place, Thanks.

    April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    will not be to attend

    April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, if there is a waiting list, I would appreciate perhaps joining in case there is a cancellation. Thanks

    April 17, 2013

    • Joseph

      yes one spot available

      April 17, 2013

  • Joseph

    Heidi Summers, Maria Raymond, Carolanne Brundle, Barbara Busby. Please state what item of food you will bring. We need appetizers, platters, these are just a few ideas or you could be creative.

    April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am thinking of switching my pasta salad to broiled chicken pieces as we now have three pasta salads.

    April 16, 2013

    • Joseph

      Thanks

      April 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sue, great idea!

      April 17, 2013

  • Joseph

    We do not need anymore water. I have people from other groups also bringing items

    April 17, 2013

  • Joseph

    Those of you who still have not mentioned what item you are bringing, please look at the list and we need more appetizers. Again EVERYONE attending MUST bring an item of food and we need to know now. We need variety so please come up with ideas. Thank you very much

    April 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Joseph

      April 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Joseph I have indicated under separate cover that I was planning to bring water but I have not seen my name in the listing. I am also planning to bring a cake.

      April 17, 2013

  • Joseph

    Once again to answer questions NO DOGS allowed at this event or children due to the alcohol. The group is Over 40. I hope I have answered some of your questions. Thanks

    April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring carrot cake.

    April 16, 2013

  • Carl

    Haven been distracted for the past month I just bought my ticket today and must pick it up Saturday in Middleburg at 107 Reed Street. Info in case anybody will still buy on line.

    April 16, 2013

  • Carl

    So far nobody listed potato salad and every horse race needs potato salad, so that is what I will bring.

    April 16, 2013

    • Joseph

      Great! Val and I look forward to seeing you

      April 16, 2013

  • Joseph

    Rick and any others who want to attend, please contact the people direct who have had to drop out and negotiate with them. Also NO grills, BBQ allowed on the site. All food has to be picnic item food, thanks.

    April 16, 2013

  • Joseph

    There are still people coming that need to state what item of food you are bringing. Please respond. This is necessary so we can have a large variety. Thank you

    April 16, 2013

  • Karen

    I'll bring an assorted vegi tray.

    Also, any update on the parking passes? Who will get them; how?
    Thanks.

    April 15, 2013

    • Joseph

      Karen, you need to go on line and buy your entrance parking passes. They are $30.00 per person. There are NO free parking passes. I have already stated this several times. The $13.00 you paid to Meetup and I do not get all of that due to Amazon goes toward the picnic spaces. I hope this helps and look forward to seeing you at the event

      April 15, 2013

  • Joseph

    EVERYONE: You need to post what item of food you are bringing to make it fair for everyone. If you are having a guest attend they are also welcome to bring something. Please note no children or dogs at this event. We are an over 40 group. Thanks!

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone still has 2 tickets for sale, please text me ASAP today @ 703.919.9448. Thanks!

    April 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Valerie. As long as I get get one or both at the gate for the same $30 (and not have to buy online by 4/15), I'm happy to wait (and maybe get one for $15). I appreciate it!

      April 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think I just sent you the same email twice. OoOps. :)

      April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring: baked gouda in pastry and some potato chips and dip.

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can bring a fruit plate

    April 14, 2013

  • Joseph

    I need EVERYONE to please state what item of food they are bringing in the next day or two so that we have enough of everything for this event. Note: the money you paid is goes towards the picnic spots. There will also be prizes for ladies best hat. Thank you

    April 14, 2013

  • Laurie

    This Laurie (there seem to be 2 :))...I have my canopy, ice and I just got 100 plates and 100 cups...maybe that's enought plates/cups?

    April 13, 2013

    • Joseph

      Thanks! that is great and we look forward to meeting you

      April 14, 2013

  • Joseph

    Please everyone we need to each bring different items of food. The whole idea is to have variety and enough of everything. We certainly do not need tons of desserts and for example no water. Please use common sense
    Thank you

    April 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Joseph, if you could respond to the email I sent you (not via the event)--I need to know how close I would be able to park for dropoff if I were to bring water; I have a foot problem and wouldn't be able to carry it far. Also, I thought the initial meetup announcement indicated you were providing sandwiches?

      April 12, 2013

    • Valerie

      Hi Laurie, I will send you my mobile number so we can help you on the day. I am also trying to get hold of the Middleburg Association to find out more details but I am sure we have some strong guys to help. Just let us know. btw...I a Joe's wife and I am helping out at the event. Last year I was very much disabled so I know how tough it can be. Long story!

      April 13, 2013

  • Joseph

    We also need to make a list of picnic items. Water bottles and ice is very much needed. I would also like for someone to volunteer to bring sandwiches - the ones made at COSCO. Can everyone please update what item of food you will be bringing so we do not have too many desserts.
    Thanks

    April 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Looking forward to seeing you and Val too, Joe!

      April 13, 2013

    • Joseph

      Looking forward to seeing you too and thanks for offering to get the sandwiches for us.

      April 13, 2013

  • Laurie

    I'll bring my canopy, a 16 lb bag of ice and plates/cups.

    April 12, 2013

    • Joseph

      Thanks. Yes we need another canopy.

      April 12, 2013

  • Terri D.

    I'll bring some roll-ups - cheese, veg in tortillas.

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am going on vacation the day after the race so I am cancelling. If anyone wants my spot let me know.

    April 12, 2013

    • Joseph

      ok! Try and sell your ticket to someone and let me know who

      April 12, 2013

  • Terri D.

    Once there's a list, I'll bring something to fill in.

    April 11, 2013

    • Joseph

      How about some sort of appetizer. Everyone needs to bring an item of food. Thanks

      April 12, 2013

  • kerry

    Change of plans... I have already paid the $13 for 2 people if anyone wants those spots...

    April 10, 2013

    • kerry

      I can email you my receipt and you could mail me a check - is that the easiest way?

      April 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure, that works great. Thanks!

      April 12, 2013

  • Joseph

    Thanks everyone for your answers. We will have a list up shortly of what people have volunteered to bring. Everyone needs to bring a picnic item. Thanks!

    April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring a case of cold bottled water.

    April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can bring hummus and pita bread.

    April 11, 2013

  • Sue D.

    I'll bring tuna salad and some flatbread...unless there is something else we need.

    April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a friend wanting to join me. I buy someones ticket who cancelled

    April 11, 2013

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