Tailgating & Activities

Tailgating Contest presented by  __________________!
Tailgating at the Virginia Gold Cup races is a time honored tradition so make the most of the day and participate in the Tailgate Contest. The best tailgates have a theme, decorations and special food and drinks recipes. Reserved tailgating spots are available on the Member’s Hill, North Rail and South Rail.

When you reserve a tailgate spot you are eligible to enter the tailgate competition – and it is free! Tailgates are judged by a panel of local food and TV personalities.

If you have reserved a tailgate spot and would like to enter the competition, send your name, contact information, and tailgate spot number to info@bendurepr.com by 5pm on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Past prizes have included dinners and hotel stays, airline tickets and gift baskets.

Official drink: The Mint Julep - click here for the recipe

Hat Contest - Sponsorship available!
Once again, we will be holding our popular hat contest on Race Day.

Categories Judged include:
1. Best Racing Theme
2. Funniest/Most Outrageous
3. Most Glamorous/Elegant
4. Best Child (under 18)
5. Best Men’s Showing

Entering the contest is easy. If your party is on Members Hill come to the Winner’s Circle in front of the Steward Stand at 2:15pm and pickup your entry number. The contest will start at 2:30pm. If you party is located in either the North or South areas of the course meet at the Entrance Gate to Members Hill at 2:00pm. Look for the sign that says “Hat Contest” and join the parade to the Winner’s Circle.

       
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Please note that all orders received after 3:00 PM on Tuesday, October 16 will be subject to a $35.00 next-day shipping fee. This is to ensure that you receive your tickets before the event.

Note also that online ticket sales will end at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, October 24, as we can no longer guarantee that your tickets will reach you in time for the event after this time. Please ensure that your order will be fully processed by this time.

Reserved Parking Spaces

All reserved spaces may be renewed by the person who purchased the space for the previous International Cup. The renewal deadline is September 7th. After that all spaces will be sold on a first-paid first-served basis. We will assign you the best available space and will contact you should we not be able to meet your reservation request.

North & South Rails 1, 2, 3 and 4

Revised policy for Fall 2018
**** PLEASE NOTE ****

Each individual attending the races will need a ticket. 
(12 & under free with adult)

General Admission Wristband - North & South Areas to include General Admission, Tailgating and Tent guests.

Members Hill Badge - All guests on Members Hill will need a badge including those in tailgating spaces.

All Car Passes admit up to 4 guests per car.

No personal tents of any kind are allowed in this area.  Also prohibited are balloons, flags of any kind, music, generators and grills.

 

 

Paddock Parking 1
Price: $500.00


SOLD OUT

Includes a 12'x 20' space adjacent to the paddock enclosure. The space comfortably accommodates 12 guests.

Package includes 1 Reserved Parking pass, 1 South General Admission car pass and 4 General Admission Wrist Bands.  

Paddock Parking 2
Price: $300.00


SOLD OUT

Located behind Paddock Parking 1.  The space comfortably accommodates 12 guests. Package includes 1 Reserved Parking pass, 1 South General Admission car pass and 4 General Admission Wrist Bands. 

Paddock Parking 3
Price: $250.00


SOLD OUT

Located behind Paddock Parking 2.  The space comfortably accommodates 12 guests. Package includes 1 Reserved Parking pass, 1 South General Admission car pass and 4 General Admission Wrist Bands. 

Rail 1 North
Price: $500.00

Includes a 12'x 20' space within the North tailgate enclosure. The space comfortably accommodates 12 guests.

Package includes 1 Reserved Parking pass, 1 North General Admission car pass and 4 General Admission Wrist Bands.  

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Rail 2 North
Price: $300.00

Located behind Rail 1 North.  The space comfortably accommodates 12 guests.

Package includes 1 Reserved Parking pass, 1 North General Admission car pass and 4 General Admission Wrist Bands. 

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Rail 3 North
Price: $250.00

Located behind Rail 2 North.  The space comfortably accommodates 12 guests.

Package includes 1 Reserved Parking pass, 1 North General Admission car pass and 4 General Admission Wrist Bands. 

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Rail 4 North (oversized)
Price: $250.00


SOLD OUT

At 15' wide x 20' deep and in the back of the North tailgating spaces this oversized space is the perfect space for you if you have a vehicle that is over 7' TALL. Located behind Rail 3 North.  The space comfortably accommodates 12 guests.

Package includes 1 Reserved Parking pass, 1 North General Admission car pass and 4 General Admission  Wrist Bands. 

Rail 1 South
Price: $500.00

Includes a 12'x 20' space within the South tailgate enclosure. The space comfortably accommodates 12 guests.

Package includes 1 Reserved Parking pass, 1 South General Admission car pass and 4 General Admssion Wrist Bands.  

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Rail 2 South
Price: $300.00

Located behind Rail 1 South  The space comfortably accommodates 12 guests.

Package includes 1 Reserved Parking pass, 1 South General Admission car pass and 4 General Admission Wrist Bands. 

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Rail 3 South
Price: $250.00

Located behind Rail 2 South.  The space comfortably accommodates 12 guests.

Package includes 1 Reserved Parking pass, 1 South General Admission car pass and 4 General Admission Wrist Bands. 

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Rail 4 South (oversized)
Price: $250.00

At 15' wide x 20' deep and in the back of the South tailgating spaces this oversized space is the perfect space for you if you have a vehicle that is over 7' TALL. Located behind Rail 3 South.  The space comfortably accommodates 12 guests.

Package includes 1 Reserved Parking pass, 1 South General Admission car pass and 4 General Admission  Wrist Bands. 

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North Railside Party Box
Price: $850.00

Accommodates up to 36 Guests:  Party Box includes 20' Wide x 16' Deep fenced railside box perfect for the larger tailgate groups. 

Includes 12 General Admission Car Passes, 36 General Admission Wrist Bands and 10 Program Vouchers (to be redeemed on race day).   

Available for International Gold Cup Races Only.

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South Railside Party Box
Price: $850.00

Accommodates up to 36 Guests:  Party Box includes 20' Wide x 16' Deep fenced rail side box perfect for the larger tailgate groups. 

Includes 12 General Admission Car Passes, 36 General Admission Wrist Bands and 10 Program Vouchers (to be redeemed on race day).   

Available for International Gold Cup Races Only.

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Members Hill Reserved Spaces

Steward Stand Parking #1 - 56
Price: $575.00


SOLD OUT

Exclusive Members Hill tailgating along the finish line. The space is 12' x 20' and allows for parties for up to 12 guests.   Includes 1 Reserved Car Pass, 1 North General Car Pass and 4 Member's Hill Badges.  **Each person on Member's Hill must wear a Member's Hill Badge.**  Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. 

If you are ordering a Steward Stand Parking for the first time, please add your 2nd & 3rd preference in the Request Field, as there is very limited availability.  Only second row parking may be available for new orders!

Steward Stand Parking #57 - 87
Price: $550.00

Exclusive Members Hill tailgating located behind Row 1.  The space is 12' x 20' and allows for parties for up to 12 guests.   Includes 1 Reserved Car Pass, 1 North General Car Pass and 4 Member's Hill Badges.  **Each person on Member's Hill must wear a Member's Hill Badge. **  Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

If you are NOT RENEWING your space from last year, but are ordering a Steward Stand Parking for the first time, please add your 2nd & 3rd preference in the Request Field, as there is very limited availability.  Only second row parking maty be available for new orders!

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Broadview Box
Price: $575.00


SOLD OUT

Mingle with the "Who is Who" of The Virginia Gold Cup races, and tailgate in a Broadview Box with unbelievable views of the race course. The space is 12' x 20' and allows for parties for up to 12 guests.  Includes 1 Reserved Car Pass, 1 North General Car Pass and 4 Member's Hill Badges.  **Each person on Member's Hill must wear a Member's Hill Badge.**    Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  

If you are NOT RENEWING your space from last year, but are ordering a Broadview Box for the first time, please add your 2nd & 3rd preference in the Request Field, as there is very limited availability.

Oakwood Box
Price: $500.00

Private 10'x 10' fenced box overlooking the racecourse accommodates 6 guests and includes 4 chairs, 1 bench, 1 Members Hill car pass, 1 North General Admission car pass and 6 Members Hill badges.  **Each person on Member's Hill must wear a Member's Hill Badge.**    Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. 

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