Tens of thousands of spectators attended the annual horse race in Far Hills, where alcohol seemed to be the main attraction.
The city of Far Hills, New Jersey, organized its annual charity race on Saturday, but for the first time in 98 years, attendees were able to gamble legally to make the games even more exciting.
While betting was an additional advantage for this year's event, excessive alcohol consumption and parties continued in a normal way with attendees, both young and old, from across the state and the world for a day of fun.
Tens of thousands of attendees participated in the 98th annual Far Hills in New Jersey
The photos of the day show young adults drinking liquor through various means, including ice
Meeting: The charity event served as a meeting day for college students, private school students and horse enthusiasts.
During the first year, attendees were able to place legal bets on horses in Far Hills, New Jersey
Attendees began the day at the 230-acre Moorland farm for the country's most important obstacle course.
Large numbers of people arrived in sport utility vehicles and trucks full of expensive foods and premium liquors to fill the ice peaks.
While some drank beer cans, plastic cups or straight from the bottle, others practiced their acrobatic skills, staging barrels while others held their legs.
But not everything was fun, since alcohol brought out the best of a few of the attendees who imagined themselves faint, bloody and arrested.
Some spectators seem to have drunk too much when an officer talks to a wounded and bloody assistant
Garbage is deposited on the grounds of Moorland Farm after the races while the cleaning teams prepare to sweep the red cups.
Members of emergency medical assistance a spectator who appears unconscious at the races
The fall party is well known for attracting the state's elite, as many people who attended held their meetings with endless beers, high-quality drinks and luxurious ice liquor drinks.
A woman is represented practicing her acrobatic skills, performing barrel stops while others hold her legs.
Guy J Torsilieri, president of the Far Hills Racing Association, told My Central Jersey that this year's bets highlight the events. It gives you more exposure.
"We are not trying to increase the crowd," he added. "We're just trying to give them something more to improve the event."
The mayor of Far Hills, Paul Vallone, has attended the annual event for 20 years and placed his first bet around 10:30 am.
"We have generations that come here for many years, but now we have 20 and 30 year olds who are here and we welcome them," Vallone said. "We hope the event continues to grow."
The bets took two years to complete and are expected to generate revenues that will go to charities, Torsilieri said.
The annual race has raised more than $ 18 million in donations to local charities and health care organizations over the years.
Another woman with a skirt tries her luck at a barrel stand, consuming the beer directly from the barrel until she can no longer
A woman drinks liquor through the ice to ensure that the alcohol cools when it reaches her mouth
Although the day tends to be more drink-oriented than the races themselves, once the spectator tries to remember what the event is about, the horses
The photos of the day seem to show that all the attendees had a lot of fun when several people drank the liquor and several groups of different people were photographed kissing intensely.
According to its website, the Far Hills Race Meeting dates back to the hunt for Essex, a fox-hunting event founded in Montclair in 1870.
Since the 1950s, the exclusive event has benefited the Somerset Health Care Foundation, which provides support to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerset.
Most of the funds have been directed to the hospital's cancer treatment center.
"People always consider it a party at the tailgate," Anthony Piccolo told My Central Jersey. – It's, it's a giant party on the tailgate. But now, with the fact that there is a type of game, you almost think it more like horse racing. It gives more legitimacy to the horse race & # 39;
Packages of people are shown in pictures, followed by the charity event on the back of the SUV
Vodka, champagne, whiskey and soft drinks line up in front of men ready to drink on Saturday
A woman drinks whiskey directly from the bottle while being elevated with friends above the crowd