Race Day Schedule

2017 Race Day Schedule



10:00 AM - Gates Open to the Public
Betting & Concession Areas Open

11:00 AM - Patrol Judge Meeting

11:30 AM - Terrier Race Exhibition
Presented by Chantilly Air

11:45 AM - Officials Meeting

12:00 PM - Opening Ceremony Performances
National Anthem - Angela Knight
Color Guard - Presented by St. Andrew's Society Pipes and Drums

12:25 PM - Tailgate Contest to Begin
Presented by West Belmonst Place at the National! 

12:30 PM - First Race
The Sport of Kings Maiden Hurdle
Presented by the Virginia Gold Cup Association

1:15 PM - Second Race
The Steeplethon
Presented by the Virginia Gold Cup Association

2:00 PM - Third Race
The M.C. Dean Chase
Presented by M.C. Dean, Inc.

2:15 PM - Hat Contest begins at Paddock
Presented by Paul Henry's Window

2:45 PM - Fourth Race
The David Semmes Memorial
Presented by Hogan Lovells

3:00 PM - Tailgate & Hat Contest Winners Announced

3:30 PM - Fifth Race
The Virginia Gold Cup
Presented by MGM Grand National Harbor

4:15 PM - Sixth Race
The Secretariat Stakes
Presented by the VHBPA

4:45 PM - Seventh Race
The VHBPA Allowance Flat
Presented by the VHBPA

5:15 PM - Eighth Race
The Virginia Bred or Sired Flat
Presented by the VTA, VHBPA, VBF & VEA

6:34 PM - Kentucky Derby Post Time
Live over PA, Closed Circuit TV & Jumbotrons

7:15 PM - Gates Close






Race Sponsors

Hogan Lovells VHBPA MGM National Harbor VTA M. C. Dean, Inc Marriott Ranch