Tickets

** RACES RUN RAIN OR SHINE ** 
NO TENTS, GRILLS, GENERATORS OR PORTABLE HEATERS
ONLY HAND HELD UMBRELLA'S ALLOWED

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.

General Admission Tickets may be purchased at the gate on race day.

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General Viewing and Vehicle Passes

General viewing and parking tickets can be found below. If you’re interested in Members hill spaces and railside spots please see Reserved Spaces and Private Tents. 

 

Looking for a picnic environment?

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.
 

General Admission Wrist Band
Price: $25.00

General Admission Wrist Bands are required for all persons located in the North or South areas of the race course.  Children 12 and under do not need a band, if they are accompanied by an adult.  You may upgrade your General Admission Wrist Band to a Members Hill badge for $30 (cash only) at the 3 entrances to Members Hill on race day.

 

Members Hill Badge
Price: $55.00

Members Hill Badges are required for all persons located within the Members Hill enclosure.  Children 12 and under do not need a badge if they are accompanied by an adult.  General Admission Wrist Bands may be upgraded to a Members Hill Badge for $30 cash at any gate.  

General Admission Car Pass (ONLY) - North Rail
Price: $50.00

Admits vehicle and up to Four (4)  passengers to the North general parking area.  Each person is required to purchase an additional Members Hill Badge or General Admission Wrist Band to gain entrance into the event.  Pack your own picnic basket or purchase food and beverages in the Tavern Tents and enjoy a day of thrilling steeplechase racing.  General Viewing is available in the North & South enclosures only.  

Van / Limo Pass - North (7-15 guests)
Price: $200.00

Have a larger group but don't need a bus?  Van / Limo passes are for groups of 7-15 guests.  Typical size of van is referred to as a "commuter van" for easy reference. Cost is for parking the van / limo only, you will need to secure a van / limo thru a private company.  Each person is required to wear Members Hill Badge or General Admission Wrist Band to gain entrance into the event. 

Mini Bus Pass - North (16-30 guests)
Price: $300.00

Mini Buses are for groups of 16-30 guests.  Cost is for parking the mini bus only, you will need to secure a mini bus thru a private company.  Each person is required to wear Members Hill Badge or General Admission Wrist Band to gain entrance into the event.  

Commercial Bus Pass - North (31-55 guests)
Price: $500.00

Commercial buses holding 30-55 guests require this special bus pass.  Cost is for parking the bus only, you will need to secure a bus thru a private company. Each person is required to wear Members Hill Badge or General Admission Wrist Band to gain entrance into the event.    

Vehicles without the proper pass will be not be allowed to enter the event parking area.

General Admission Car Pass (ONLY) - South Rail
Price: $50.00

Admits vehicle and up to four (4) passengers to the South general parking area.  Each person is required to purchase an additional Members Hill Badge or Personal Wrist Band to gain entrance into the event.  Pack your own picnic basket or purchase food and beverages in the Tavern Tents and enjoy a day of thrilling steeplechase racing.  General Viewing is available in the North and South enclosures only.  

Mini Bus Pass - South (16-30 guests)
Price: $300.00

Mini Buses are for groups of 16-30 guests.  Cost is for parking the mini bus only, you will need to secure a mini bus thru a private company.  Each person is required to wear Members Hill Badge or General Admission Wrist Band to gain entrance into the event. 

Van / Limo Pass - South (7-15 guests)
Price: $200.00

Have a larger group but don't need a bus?  Van / Limo passes are for groups of 7-15 guests.  Typical size of van is referred to as a "commuter van" for easy reference. Cost is for parking the van / limo only, you will need to secure a van / limo thru a private company.  Each person is required to wear Members Hill Badge or General Admission Wrist Band to gain entrance into the event. 

Commercial Bus Pass - South (31-55 guests)
Price: $500.00

Commercial buses holding 30-55 guests require this special bus pass.  Cost is for parking the bus only, you will need to secure a bus thru a private company.  Each person is required to wear Members Hill Badge or General Admission Wrist Band to gain entrance into the event. 

Vehicles without the proper pass will be not be allowed to enter the event parking area.

Interested in seeing prestigious Members Hill?

These tickets allow you access to the enclosed Members Hill area, the paddock and winner's circle. Children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Members Hill Car Pass
Price: $450.00

Parks your vehicle inside Members Hill Gate 1 and includes 4 Members Hill badges.  General admission tailgating is not permitted on Members Hill or at your vechile with this pass purchase.   

Life Member Package
Price: $300.00

Great Meadow's Life Members may purchase a package that includes a Members Hill general parking pass and 4 Members Hill badges.  

Life Member Pledge
Price: $10,000.00

Become a Life Member by making a onetime $10,000 pledge that is fully tax deductible to Great Meadow Foundation, which supports the preservation of open space and community access to Great Meadow.  Call Great Meadow at 540-253-5000.

Private Tents

Prestigious Members Hill sets your company among political and business leaders as well as local celebrities and a host of blue chip companies and corporate sponsors.

Members Hill Hospitality Tents

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.

Bronze Hospitality Tent
Price: $4,000.00

Accommodates up to 30 guests and includes one 15'x15' tent on North Members Hill, affording a view of the North end of the racecourse, with an 8'x15' picket fenced terrace, 2-3' round tables, 1-6' rectangular table, 1 - 8' rectangular table, 16 chairs and 15 official race programs. Tickets include 30 Members Hill badges, 3 Members Hill car passes, 11 Members Hill Guest car passes and 1 Service Vehicle pass. For all your catering needs, please request a Marriott Ranch Gold Cup menu package by calling 540.364.2627. 

Marriott Ranch Menu

This tent package is also available fully catered for your convenience. 

Bronze Tent - Fully Catered
Price: $7,500.00

Come to the races and let Marriott Ranch do the cooking! Enjoy your Bronze Tent including a delicious catering package for 30 guests, presented by Marriott Ranch.

Fully Catered Bronze Tent Package Menu
 

Silver Hospitality Tent
Price: $6,500.00

Accommodates up to 75 guests and includes one 20'x 20' tent with a 10'x 10' catering tent, 16'x 20' fenced terrace, 2 umbrella tables, 3-3' round tables, 2-8' rectangular tables, 2-6' rectangular talbes, 2-2' pedestal tables, 32 chairs, 1 portable restroom, 1 closed circuit TV and 40 official race programs. Tickets include 75 Members Hill badges, 6 Members Hill car passes and 30 Guest car passes and 2 Service Vechile Passes. **Each person on Member's Hill must wear a Member's Hill Badge. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.   For all your catering needs, please request a Marriott Ranch  Gold Cup menu package by calling 540.364.2627.

Marriott Ranch Menu

This tent package is also available fully catered for your convenience.

 

Silver Hospitality Tent - Fully Catered
Price: $16,800.00

Enjoy your Silver Tent including a delicious catering package for 75 guests, presented by Marriott Ranch.

Fully Catered Silver Tent Package Menu

 

Gold Hospitality Tent
Price: $9,000.00

Accommodates up to 150 guests and includes one 30'x 30' tent with a 10'x 10' catering tent, a 16'x 30' fenced terrace, 4-4' umbrella tables, 6-3' round tables, 3-8' buffet tables, 2-6' rectangular tables, 6-2' pedestal tables, 48 chairs, 2 portable restrooms, 1 closed circuit TV and 75 official race programs. Tickets include 150 Members Hill badges, 13 Members Hill car passes, 60 Members Hill Guest Admission car passes and 2 Service Vehicle passes. **Each person on Member's Hill must wear a Members Hill Badge.   Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.   For all  your catering needs, please request a Marriott Ranch Gold Cup menu package by calling 540.364.2627.

Marriott Ranch Menu

Platinum Hospitality Tent
Price: $12,000.00

Accommodates up to 225 guests and includes one 40'x 40' tent with a 10'x 10' catering tent, a 16'x 40' fenced terrace, 6-4'umbrella tables, 6-3' round tables, 2-5' round tables, 4-8' buffet tables, 2-6' rectangular tables, 8-2' pedestal tables, 72 chairs, 3 portable restrooms, 1 closed circuit TV and 110 official race programs. Tickets include 225 Members Hill badges, 16 Members Hill car passes, 95 Members Hill Guest car passes and 2 service passes. **Each person on MembersHill must wear a Members Hill Badge.   Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. For all your catering needs, please request a Marriott Ranch Gold Cup menu package by calling 540.264.2627.

Marriott Ranch Menu

Skybox
Price: $5,000.00

Personal 16'x 20' section of Skybox tent on Members Hill overlooking the racecourse with a private 16'x16' terrace, two 4' rouund tables, 20 chairs, one 4' rectangular table and 10 official race programs.  Tickets include 10 Members Hill car passes and 20 Members Hill Skybox Wrist Bands, which afford guests access to the complimentary fully catered Skybox luncheon and open bar provided by Marriott Ranch, TV featuring the closed circuit program of the day's activities and Skybox designated restrooms.

Skybox Menu 

Marriott Ranch is the official Gold Cup caterer and operates exclusively on Members Hill.  For all your catering needs, please request a Marriott Ranch Gold Cup menu package by calling (540)364-2627.  They are available to design a party as colorful and unique as your guests.

Sponsorship information is available by calling (540) 347-2612.

Railside Party Tents

Enjoy up-close viewing where you will feel the horses thundering hooves as they race by your party. Located off Members Hill, each tent accommodates up to 75 guests.

Busses and Vans MUST have the correct vehicle pass, or will not be admitted to the events grounds!

North Railside Party Tent
Price: $2,500.00

Cost includes one 20'x 20' tent on the racecourse rail with a 16' x 20' picket fenced terrace at the entrance to the tent and an 8' x 20' fenced patio facing towards the rail and 25 official race programs.  Space Accommodates up to 75 guests.  Tickets include 75 General Admission Wrist Bands, 25 Reserved car passes and 1 Service Vehicle Pass. 

 

South Railside Party Tent
Price: $2,500.00

Cost includes one 20'x 20' tent on the racecourse rail with a 16' x 20' picket fenced terrace at the entrance to the tent and an 8' x 20' fenced patio facing towards the rail and 25 official race programs.  Space Accommodates up to 75 guests.  Tickets include 75 General Admission Wrist Bands, 25 Reserved car passes and 1 Service Vehicle Pass. 

Rail 4 Tailgate Tent - North
Price: $1,550.00

Only available during Virginia Gold Cup Races.  Includes a 15'x15' tent on Rail 4 with 12 official race programs to accommodate up to 24 guests. Tickets include 1 Reserved Rail car pass which park near your tent, 5 General North car passes and 24 Personal Wrist Bands.  Located on the 4th row within the North Tailgate area.  

Rail 1 Tailgate Tent - South
Price: $1,000.00

Includes a 15'x15' tent on Rail 1 with 12 programs to accommodate up to 24 guests. Tickets include 1 Reserved Rail car pass which park near your tent, 5 General South car passes and 24 General Admission Wrist Bands.  Located on the front row within the South Tailgate area.

Security
Price: $400.00

Security is required between the hours of 11am to 5pm for railside parties of 75 or more guests.
If you ordered two or more railside party tents, please order security as well!

Railside Party Tents do not come with tables and chairs. Remember to contact Commonwealth Event Company at (804)264-6621 (ask for Karen) for all your equipment needs or download order form. 

Race Sponsors

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