Ride the Rails to Steeplechase

It’s one of the fall season’s biggest and most popular social and sporting events in New Jersey, and we can take you there! The 100th running of the Far Hill Race Meeting Steeplechase takes place Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Moorland Farms, directly across from Far Hills Station on the Gladstone Branch of the Morris & Essex Lines.

Highlights include six horse races in the Grand National, steeplechasing’s richest race, with six local charities benefiting from the races. Many race spectators will also enjoy a vendor village, food trucks and extravagant fall picnic areas.

NJ TRANSIT will provide special rail service between Hoboken and Far Hills. You can enjoy scenic fall foliage out your train window traveling to and from the event. For the race day schedule, click here. While the special rail service is provided, Lakeland buses will replace regular Saturday train service on the Gladstone Branch. 

Ticket offices will be open during regular hours October 16th at Hoboken, Summit and Dover. The ticket office at Lyons will have special operating hours, while temporary ticket booths with special operating hours will be available at Berkeley Heights, Bernardsville, Far Hills and Gladstone. Click here for more information on ticket office hours and other important race day information. 

Please note: Beverages, including alcohol, open or closed, will NOT be permitted on the train or on train platforms on race day. This policy will be strictly enforced.

Here are some additional travel tips for Steeplechase travelers:

  • Face masks/coverings are required on all trains and inside all stations.
  • Purchase roundtrip tickets in advance to avoid long lines.
  • Allow additional travel time and be patient if you can’t board the first train due to crowding.
  • Bicycles are not permitted on Gladstone Branch trains on race day.
  • Parking will be prohibited at Far Hills Station between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on October 16th.

NJ TRANSIT Ambassadors will be ready to assist you at Hoboken, Newark Broad Street, Summit, Bernardsville, Stirling and Far Hills as you travel to and from the event.

For more information and language assistance, please call NJ TRANSIT Customer Service at (973) 275-5555 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.