Are you planning on being one of the estimated 40,000 people tailgating at the Far Hills Races this year? The committee in charge of organizing the event would like to remind you of the Rules and Expected Behavior!-
It seems as though over the years, people have forgotten what the Far Hills Race is really about:autumn, and family, and the dignified sport of horse racing, and instead turned it into what is basically the largest frat party on the East Coast.
This of course does not sit well with the organizers, who see the race as an ideal opportunity for champagne sipping, dignified conversation, and perhaps, depending on the year, some leaf peeping.
This year especially, the organizers of the race are taking steps to make the event a little more, shall we say, family friendly. Says event cochair Guy Torsilieri:
“We’re getting very serious about underage drinking and people who consume too much alcohol,” he said. “It really wrecks a real nice time for the people around them.”
If you are planning on attending this weekend, please do take a moment to read the rules and guidelines of Expected Behavior, which have been oh-so-helpfully posted on the race's cutting edge website.
Rule: No One Who Appears Intoxicated Will Be Admitted To The Grounds
Rule: Heavy Alcohol Consumption Will Not Be Tolerated!
Rule: Loud Music Is Strictly Prohibited
Rule: No Drinking Games Will Be Permitted (I.E. blocks of ice for drink luges, funnels and pails with hoses, beer pong tables, etc.)
Rule: Please Be Courteous Of Your Neighbors
ANYONE VIOLATING THESE GUIDELINES AND RULES OF EXPECTED BEHAVIOR MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE PROPERTY IMMEDIATELY!
Be safe and have a good time, everyone!
[Additional images via FarHills.org]