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?

Saturday, April 7, 2007


For the record, The Weather Gods didn't promise anything. But we looked it up and found that statistics show the first Saturday in May enjoys great weather year after year. So why not come out to the 82nd Virginia Gold Cup races? People who've been usually describe it as one of three things: The biggest picnic you’ve ever seen, the biggest outdoor cocktail party ever, or the most important horse race in Virginia. Ultimately, it’s a combination of all three. It’s very big, spectacularly fun, and not to be missed. It’s the 82nd running of the Virginia Gold Cup races the first Saturday in May at Great Meadow.

Mind you the Metro doesn’t come all the way out here, and it’s not a cheap cab fare, but you can make it by car in about 1 hour from D.C. It's easy to get here from anywhere in Northern Virginia. OK, make that 'just as easy to get to' as anything else in Northern Virginia. We have the traffic thing figured out, so it's pretty smooth on our end. Better yet, get on one of the party buses headed our way, and you won't have to worry 'bout a thing.

What are you waiting for? You’ll need a ticket, so just go back to and all the info you need is right there. It's time to start planning, only 3 shopping days left 'til the Virginia Gold Cup.

I’ll be hanging out in the Chairman’s Tent – that’s right, I’m the boss. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it. See you there! – Dr. Will Allison, Chairman, Virginia Gold Cup Races

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