Please come enjoy the 84th running of the world famous Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase race, Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia! The Virginia Gold Cup is a grand spring tradition as well as a fixture on the social calendar. Run in Fauquier County since 1922 and attended by over 45,000 spectators, this race is one of the largest and most popular sporting events in the greater Washington metropolitan area. Race day features seven hurdle and timber horses races, Jack Russell Terrier races, tent, tailgate and hat contests, a parachute demonstration, and over 30 vendor booths for shopping. 

Ticket sales benefit the Great Meadow Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Great Meadow's open space for community access.

Online tent and ticket sales will begin on January 15, 2008. The Tent Member renewal date deadline is February 15, 2008. The Reserve Space renewal date deadline is March 1, 2008. For help in selecting your perfect Gold Cup ticket package, please call the Virginia Gold Cup Office at 540-347-2612. 

The Virginia Gold Cup Association looks forward to hosting you and your guests at the races. Come enjoy the fun!


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