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Friday, April 5, 2013

Opening Day = Spring and Spring = Virginia Gold Cup

Yes, chilly temperatures aside it is Spring.  Today, actually feels like Spring. Some flowers are blooming and the grass is getting serious about greening up.

However, we KNOW it’s Spring for a variety of other reasons.

The Final Four is this weekend, as is the Old Dominion Point-to-Point races out in Ben Venue in Rappahannock County – a pleasant drive from Northern Virginia and points beyond. The course is one of the most scenic on the circuit.

The Nationals opened their season on Monday and the sun was shining and the air was warm for one whole inning!  Then the temperature dropped and the clouds rolled in and it drizzled off and on the rest of the afternoon.  

No matter, the Nats beat the Marlin’s and promptly swept the series and as this is typed they are the only undefeated team in MLB.

Nice, Nats, NICE!

So we know it’s Spring and we know the Virginia Gold Cup is a month away.

Saturday, May 4th at Great Meadow in The Plains.

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, you’re slacking and you are running out of time as a lot of good stuff is selling out.

Also…NEWS FLASH…for the first time this year the Gold Cup will feature LEGAL pari-mutuel wagering!  That’s right, you can place a real bet just like at a real racetrack. 

More on that early next week.

Get busy – tickets, clothes, tailgates – you've got stuff to do!

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