Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hot Wet Women at the Far Hills Races on Saturday, October 17th

Got your attention, didn't I? Turns out the forecast calls for rain, rain, rain... starting tomorrow (Thursday) and continuing right through the Far Hills Races on Saturday, October 17th.

Our family was on the verge of making "the Hunt" an annual tradition... we went two years running:

  • in October 2007, when the sun was shining, the horses were running, the beer was flowing, the kids were playing in the mud; and

  • in October 2008, when the weathergirl delivered more clouds than sun, with highs in the upper 50s. We wore our layers, and everyone was plenty warm in the afternoon sun.

More than 50,000 spectators converge each Fall on the rolling hills of Moorland Farms in Far Hills, New Jersey, for the Garden State's biggest social event of the season -- The Far Hills Race Meeting. This year's race -- on Saturday, October 17, 2009 -- will mark the 89th running, and the Far Hills Race features some of the finest steeplechasers in the world competing against a backdrop of autumn splendor in the Somerset Hills (and the Greater Roxiticus Valley). While I've already wangled another invitation from our good friends with the perfect parking spot, I'm not sure I want to wear my mud boots and rain slicker. We may have to leave the thrill of The Hunt to those who came to visit Roxiticus Desperate Housewives the other night by Googling "hot women Far Hills races" and wait to hear all of the stories...

Tickets are now on sale online (ONLY in bundles of 10 general admission tickets for $500) and in many local stores, including:

  • Bamboo Grill in Basking Ridge, NJ

  • Far Hills Pharmacy in Bedminster, NJ

  • Kings Supermarkets in Bedminster, Berkeley Heights, Bernardsville, Boonton, Chatham, Florham Park, Fort Lee, Hoboken (2 locations), Livingston, Maplewood, Mendham, Morristown, Short Hills, Summit, Upper Montclair, Warren, and Whitehouse Station, NJ

  • Peapack-Gladstone Bank in Bedminster, Bernardsville, Bridgewater, Califon, Chester, Clinton, Far Hills, Gladstone, Green Village, Hillsborough, Long Valley, Mendham, Morristown, Oldwick, Pottersville, Summit, Warren, and Whitehouse Station, NJ

  • Willie's Taverne in Bedminster, NJ

  • Gary's Wine and Marketplace in Bernardsville and Madison, NJ

  • Monterey Gourmet in Bernardsville, NJ

  • Roman Jewelers in Bridgewater, NJ

  • F. Gerald New in Chatham and Morristown, NJ

  • Chester Country Furnishings in Chester, NJ

  • Chester Wine, Spirits & Gourmet in Chester, NJ

  • Butler's Pantry in Far Hills, NJ

  • Joseph D'Apolito & Son Tailor in Far Hills, NJ

  • The Garden Gate Garden Center in Flemington, NJ

  • Beval Saddlery in Gladstone, NJ

  • Gladstone Market in Gladstone, NJ

  • Petrocks Liquors in Hillsborough, NJ

  • BMW of Roxbury in Kenvil, NJ

  • BMW of Morristown, NJ

  • Braunschweiger Jewelers in Morristown, New Providence, and Warren, NJ

  • The Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ

  • Audi Manhattan on West 54th Street in New York, NY

  • Oldwick General Store in Oldwick, NJ

  • Mannion's Pub in Somerville, NJ; and of course,

  • Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, NJ