The International Gold Cup Races are presented by:

The Virginia Equine Alliance is a non-profit, 501 (c) 6 organization which is comprised of the Virginia Harness Horse Association, the Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association, the Virginia Gold Cup Association, and the Virginia Thoroughbred Association. The purpose of the Virginia Equine Alliance is to sustain, promote, and expand the horse breeding and horse racing industries in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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The Virginia Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (VHBPA) is a non-profit membership organization that represents thoroughbred owners and trainers. The VHBPA negotiates for race days, dates, and purses, and also provides educational, recreational, health, counseling, and religious programs for back stretch workers.

The purpose of the Virginia Thoroughbred Association (VTA) is to promote the Thoroughbred horse in the Commonwealth and to serve as an advocate for its contributions to the state's agribusiness economy, as well as to the racing and breeding industry.

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Race Day Activity Sponsors:

Official Ticket Outlets

Stop by any Harris Teeter in the Metro DC area and purchase General admission car passes or Members Hill badges at the Service Desk. Place your order for race day pick-up as well!


Tailgate Competition


Official Timer


What to Wear

Terrier Races

Terrier Race Prizes


Chairman's Tent


Hat Contest

  Private Aviation Sponsor

Preferred Cidery


Preferred Soft Drink



Best Turned Out Horse

Official Providers:


2020 Official Members Hill Caterer


 Official Spirits & Wine


Official Cigar

Official Merchandise

Official Virginia Distillery

Official Technology Partner


Official Hotel

Official Landscaper

Official Towing Company
Join us!  Ask us how to join our list. Official Virginia Wine


Officials Tent Sponsor



Race Sponsors

HBPA VTA Virginia Equine Alliance