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2023 Virginia Gold Cup

Join us at the
International Gold Cup

Saturday, October 28 • 11 am

Great Meadow Race Course, The Plains, Virginia

The VTA and VAHBPA invite you to join your friends and fellow horsemen for the International Gold Cup in the Horseman’s Tent* on Members Hill.

Food Service Opens at Noon • Cash-only Bar Available

Tickets are $50/person, available to VTA and VAHPBA members. Up to FOUR tickets for the Members Hill passes, lunch, and up to TWO parking passes may be purchased. Each registered guest will receive a $50 cash/betting voucher upon arrival at the tent.

Please register by Monday, October 16, 2023.

For more information contact Christy Jenkins at

*The Owners Tent and VTA Tent are combined again. Owners who have a horse(s) entered that day will receive credentials from the Gold Cup office for free admission to the tent.

Enjoy the suites at Colonial Downs

New this year, VTA & VHBPA members will have access to two horsemen’s suites on the 4th floor (Suites #4 & #5). To receive your wristband and access to the suites, show your VRC license or printed VTA suite pass (see button below) on the 4th floor at the podium when you get off of the elevator. Your license or pass will provide access for you and one guest.

Eighty wristbands will be distributed daily and you may pick up the wristbands starting an hour prior to post time.

Refreshments and limited appetizers will be supplied each day.

If you have any problems, please contact Kim Buswell

The Virginia Thoroughbred Association Championship Awards Presentations

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the VTA 2022 Championship Awards on Friday, May 5th! The Awards Presentations will be held at Great Meadow in The Plains, 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains, Virginia, in the Horsemen’s Tent on Member’s Hill, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Please RSVP no later than April 26th. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Sandy Harrington at

Spring 2023 Gold Cup May 6, 2023

Admission materials have been mailed to those who responded by the RSVP deadline. We are excited to see everyone at the 2023 Virginia Gold Cup Races on May 6, 2023. The Horsemen’s Tent is located on Member’s Hill and will be open beginning at 11:00 a.m.

For questions or more information, please contact Sandy Harrington at

2022 Virginia Racing

Click on the race name to access more information.

3/5 – Rappahannock Point-to-Point, Boston

3/19 – Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point, Warrenton 

3/26 – Piedmont Fox Hounds Point-to-Point, Upperville (link coming soon!)

4/3 – Orange County Point-to-Point, Middleburg

4/9 – Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point, Ben Venue

4/17 – Blue Ridge Point-to-Point, Berryville

4/23 – Middleburg Spring Races, Glenwood Park

4/24 – Loudoun Hunt Point-to-Point, Leesburg

4/30 – Foxfield Spring Races, Charlottesville

5/1 – Middleburg Hunt Point-to-Point, Glenwood Park

5/7 – Virginia Gold Cup Races, The Plains

7/11 – 9/7 – Colonial Downs Thoroughbred Season, New Kent

8/31 – 9/3 – Shenandoah County Fair, Shenandoah

9/13 – Yearling Futurity, Warrenton Horse Show Grounds

9/16 – 11/6 – Shenandoah Downs Harness Season (VRC approval needed), Shenandoah

10/3 – Foxfield Fall Races, Charlottesville

10/8 – Virginia Fall Races, Middleburg

10/22 – International Gold Cup, The Plains

11/5 – Montpelier Races, Montpelier Station