Race Day Schedule

2019 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

11:45 AM - Officials Meeting

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

12:25 PM - Tailgate Contest to Begin
Presented by Murlarkey Distilled Spirits

12:30 PM - First Race
The Virginia Equine Alliance Maiden Hurdle

Presented by the VEA

1:15 PM - Second Race
The Steeplethon Stakes

Presented by M. C. Dean, Inc.

2:00 PM - Third Race
The Hogan Lovells Hurdle
Presented by Hogan Lovells

2:45 PM - Fourth Race
The Moody Aylor Memorial Hurdle

Presented by the VGCA

3:15 PM - Fifth Race
The David Semmes Memorial

Presented by Virginia Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association

3:30 PM - Hat Contest begins at the Paddock
Presented by Poet's Walk

4:00 PM - Sixth Race
The Virginia Gold Cup

Presented by the Virginia Gold Cup Association

4:20 PM - Hat & Tailgate Winners Announced

4:45 PM - Seventh Race
The VHBPA Allowance Flat

Presented by the VHBPA

5:15 PM - Eighth Race
Secretariat Allowance Flat
Presented by the VHBPA

5:45 PM - Ninth Race
The Virginia Bred or Sired Flat

Presented by the VTA, VHBPA & VBF

6:50 PM - Kentucky Derby Post Time
Live over PA, Closed Circuit TV & Jumbotrons

7:30 PM - Gates Close






Race Sponsors

VHBPA Hogan Lovells VTA MC Dean Virginia Equine Alliance Marriott Ranch