All of the inside scoop on Virginia's biggest day of Steeplechase racing -- the Virginia Gold Cup. Hey, 50,000 of your closest friends can't be wrong! Do you have your tickets yet?

Friday, April 13, 2007


BEST OF WHAT’S AROUND – The Gold Cup is the best day of fun around. Dave knows that, we know that, now you know that. Score a ticket and get over here. What Would You Say to free tickets. Enter our contest.

PROUDEST MONKEY – You may have the proudest monkey, and we’re down with that Dawg. But, you have to leave the monkey at home. Proud or not. No dogs, cats, birds, snakes, whatever – no pets. It’s not that we don’t love pets ‘cause we do, it’s just too crowded and something might spook a horse and cause an accident. Come early and get your pet fix by watching the Jack Russells race. Be careful, they can get under your feet like Tripping Billies.

ANTS MARCHING – Go ahead be a corporate ant and march right into a party -- if you’re invited. If not, just grab a ticket and c’mon. Join some friends on Members Hill or be part of one of a zillion tailgates. Or just come and do your own thing like Dancing Nancies.

AMERICAN BABY – Ahh…lots of them. Lots. We’re talking lots and lots. In Dave parlance – Dreamgirls and guys.

TOO MUCH – Don’t have too much of anything. Don’t have too much food, too much drink or too much sun. Don’t end up Under The Table And Dreaming.

CRASH INTO ME – Don’t. The parking lot is a field. If it rains, it’s not the best place for a fancy sedan. Of course, it never rains on Angels With Dirty Faces on the first Saturday in May. If you are planning to drink, bring a designated driver.

SATELLITE – There’s a jumbotron so you won’t miss a thing that happening out on the racecourse. So it won’t matter about The Space Between you and the ponies.

TWO STEP – Good luck if you wear the spikey cool expensive heels with your great new dress. The entire lower surface of the Virginia Gold Cup is au natural. That means it grass, and no matter how dry, heels sink. Just keep that in mind when you’re making fashion decisions. There is no Rhyme and Reason for losing your shoe every other step.
DRIVE IN DRIVE OUT – Come early and avoid the traffic. Things run pretty smoothly because we know what we’re doing, but come early and enjoy a great day in the country. Hang out with Heathcliff’s Haiku Warriors. They throw a serious tailgate.

#40 – Actually it’s the 82nd Gold Cup, but who’s counting. Come on out and do the Jimi Thing.

CHAMPIONS – You bet. Not only are the jockeys Smooth Rider(s), but the horses are very impressive as well.

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