Foxfield Races Hires New Executive Director

Foxfield Racing today announced the hiring of Kelsey Reinhard Cox as its new executive director. Cox assumes leadership of the organization as it builds off more than 40 years of tradition and history and continues to chart a new course following assuming management of the races last June. The property was placed in conservation easement in 2019 by Tom Dick and the Foxfield Racing Association.

“Foxfield is more than a venue for steeplechase racing,” said Kelsey Reinhard Cox, executive director of Foxfield Racing. “Foxfield is a vital resource for community events and the preservation of open space in Albemarle County. It is a privilege to join the Board and the team at Foxfield to move an ambitious vision forward.”

After a pause in racing due to COVID-19 related concerns, the Foxfield Races are on track to resume with its fall meet on October 3, 2021. As an open-air event with seven exciting races and new corporate hospitality opportunities that mirror the leading events on the National Steeplechase Association circuit, Foxfield is anticipating record attendance for the fall meet.

“Kelsey is joining Foxfield at a pivotal moment,” said Reynolds Cowles, Chair of the Foxfield Board of Managers. “Our mission is to reignite enthusiasm for the bi-annual races and create a race day experience that is safe, accessible and community-oriented. We will be expanding the reach and impact of Foxfield through prominent partnerships with key local non-profits, as well as committing unprecedented resources toward the track infrastructure and attendee experience. She’s the right leader joining us at the right time for a big job ahead.”

Tickets for the fall races, in addition to a limited number of corporate hospitality and marketing partnership opportunities, will go on sale June 1. Please email Kirsten Rhodes for inquiries, [email protected].

About the Foxfield Races
The Foxfield Races conduct steeplechase racing in Albemarle County, Virginia, twice a year on property conserved under easement. The races are managed by the Foxfield Racing LLC as a subsidiary of the Garth Road Preservation Foundation, both not-for-profit 501(c)3 organizations. For more information visit www.foxfieldraces.com or contact Kelsey Cox, [email protected].