It was another alcohol-soaked year for the Far Hills Race Meeting at Moorland Farms, commonly known as “The Hunt.”
The race, now it its 95th year, operates as a fundraiser for Robert Wood Johnson Hospital Somerset. But the boozy event is nothing like the other charity events on the New Jersey social calendar.
Keep scrolling to see the elaborate tailgates that hold court on the hilltop, and the wild binge drinking that happens on the infield.
The Far Hills Race Meeting is one of the most prestigious events of the fall season.
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Much of New York and New Jersey’s upper crust attend the event, making for some pretty incredible tailgating.
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The buffet tables get quite creative.
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But overall, things stay calm and dignified on the hilltop.
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The infield, however, is an entirely different story.
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It’s like a boozy party with twenty-something post-grads as far as the eye can see.
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Binge drinking is the norm, with an endless supply of Grey Goose, Captain Morgan, Natural Ice, and Bud Light.
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Fleece vests and plaid seem to be the uniform of choice.
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In 2013, event organizers attempted to curb the excessive drinking with a new rule: ticket holders coming through the pedestrian entrance are not allowed to bring in alcohol.
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But the festivities seem raucous as ever.
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Over 100 state and local police officers patrol the event.
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There were only 37 arrests this year, which is on par with last year’s number. In 2013, a whopping 55 arrests were made.
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Attendance this year was up, with an extra 3,000 guests filing in. The total number of attendees was 35,000, according to organizers.
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The horse racing was also said to be quite good this year. Not that anyone on the infield was sober enough to notice.
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