NJ TRANSIT recently announced that they will be providing a special rail service between Hoboken and Far Hills to bring customers to the 102nd Far Hills Race Meeting on Saturday, Oct. 21.
For over a century, the Far Hills Race Meeting has been one of New Jersey’s premier sporting events, providing guests with entertaining steeplechases, the opportunity to network and support a worthy cause. In the 101 years that the race has been operating, more than $20 million have been given to local health-care organizations. Far Hills Race Meeting has recently introduced its new pari-mutuel wagering program, helping expand the industry and bring more eyes to the world of steeplechase racing.
The Far Hills Race Meeting offers one of the largest purses in America, with last year’s purse totalling $575,000, in addition to hosting the Grand National Steeplechase, the most prestigious race in American steeplechasing. Aside from the racing, there will also be a variety of pop-up shops and food truck vendors at the venue. Previous pop-up shops included boutiques, a cigar lounge and a hat shop.
In regards to the food trucks, the following vendors have been confirmed to attend the event:
- Chick Wings & Things
- Empanada Guys
- Grain & Cane
- Oink & Moo BBQ
- Playa Bowls
On Oct. 21, the Gladstone Branch will only provide transportation to and from the Far Hills Race Meeting. The Lakeland bus will be replacing it at all other times. The Far Hill Station on the Gladstone Branch is located across the street from Moorland Farms, the site that is holding the event.
Customers are strongly encouraged to purchase round-trip tickets in advance to avoid lines. The day of the race, ticket offices will be open during regular hours at Hoboken, Summit and Dover, however, the ticket office at Lyons will have special hours. Temporary ticket booths will be set up at Berkeley Heights, Bernardsville, Far Hills and Gladstone, all of which will have special operating hours.
To find out more information regarding NJ TRANSIT’s special rail services for the race, visit njtransit.com.