…you are in the wrong place.
How do you get to Great Meadow and the Virginia Gold Cup? From DC/Northern Virginia get on Interstate 66 and drive until you no longer see ANY buildings. We're talking NONE. Don't be scared, it's OK.
If you have a South Rail pass, get off at the Gainesville exit and take 29-211 to Warrenton. In Warrenton, turn right on 17 North. Go 8 miles and look for lots of policeman telling you where to park. You can’t miss. If you have a NORTH RAIL pass stay on 66 all the way to Exit28 Marshall. Take 17 south for 3 miles. You will be tempted to take Exit31 The Plains, but don’t. It doesn’t work.
Also, be advised that Nissan Pavilion in Bristow is hosting the WMZQ Fest 2007 on the same day. That means more traffic in Gainesville, so plan accordingly. If you take a wrong turn and see LOTS of cowboy hats, you are in the wrong place.
Drive safely, and we will see you tomorrow.