Scenes From The 100th Middleburg Spring Races At Glenwood Park

The 100th running of the Middleburg Spring Races took place under sunny skies and spring temperatures at Glenwood Park Saturday June 13. 11 races were contested and $200,000 in purse monies were distributed. Outside of each horse’s essential personnel, the event was held without spectators due to Covid-19 restrictions. Video replays of all the races are available at Here are some scenes from a great day of racing.

Sunny skies and 80 degree temps on race day at Glenwood Park.

A total of 11 races were contested at Middleburg — 10 over jumps, and a training flat.

Strict Covid guidelines were in place on race day at Glenwood Park.

Horse trailer parking took place behind two temporary barns which were brought in to accommodate all horses that entered.

Chief Justice and rider Graham Wattrers kicked off the 100th running with a victory in a training flat.

Irish-bred Galway Kid prevailed in the $25,000 Glenwood Hurdle, a 2 1/8 miles allowance.

The $50,000 Temple Gwathmey (Gr. 3) was the featured event of the afternoon.

Moscato and rider Michael Mitchell prevailed in the Temple Gwathmey.

The Virginia Equine Alliance was a major sponsor of the Middleburg Spring Races’ 100th running.

The Glenwood Park winners circle is named after Paul Fout.

Andi’Amu, who will compete in the June 27 Virginia Gold Cup, was best in the $20,000 Middleburg Hunt Cup.

Racing officials gather for a pre-race meeting in the paddock.

Critical Data won the first of two maiden hurdle races.

Hot Springs was best in the second $20,000 maiden hurdle event.

Several trainers viewed the action from the top of the stretch.

One of the outriders takes a water and shade break between races.