December 8, 2006
Local law enforcement won a state level award for the largest undertaking in Albemarle County's history. More than 260 people received the "John W. Britt Community Service Award" for their handling of the Foxfield Races.
In 2005, more than 80 people were treated by the medical staff and only seven were arrested at the spring races. This year, less than 34 were treated and 115 were arrested.
Lieutenant Shawn Schwertfeger of the police department said tougher enforcement and education led to a safer event. He said, "The greatest pleasure for me personally is the fact that all of these folks from different disciplines come together, work together, plan together and have a successful event like this come off."
Officials have already started planning for next years Foxfield Races.
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