Take delight in wide open spaces and fill your lungs with fresh air while participating in the wonders of horse country. The Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase races are favored local events held annually at Great Meadow. The Virginia Gold Cup is held during the spring and The International Gold Cup held in the fall. Both races offer an exciting day filled with racing, rail or hillside tailgating, people watching, and great conversation set among some of the most beautiful countryside that Virginia has to offer. Spring races draw greater crowds and generate an excitement of their own, while fall races are more casual and low key, allowing the day to be enjoyed for the events offered. Contests for tailgating and hats along with betting on horses adds anticipation to the festivities.
- What: Steeplechase
- Who: Anyone, but catered more towards adults
- Where: 5089 Old Tavern Rd, The Plains, VA 20198
- When: Saturday, May 5th, Gates open at 10:00 am
Tickets: Admission begins with general at $100 per vehicle (maximum of six passengers). Tickets must be purchased in advance. Advanced tickets may also be purchased in person from outlets listed on the Gold Cup website.