The Virginia Gold Cup Races are presented by:



The Virginia Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (VHBPA) is a non-profit membership organization that represents thoroughbred owners and trainers who race at Colonial Downs. The VHBPA negotiates with the management and ownership of Colonial for race days, dates, and purses, and also provides educational, recreational, health, counseling, and religious programs for back stretch workers.

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The purpose of the Virginia Thoroughbred Association (VTA) is to promote the Thoroughbred horse in the Commonwealth and to serve as an advocate for its contributions to the state's agribusiness economy, as well as to the racing and breeding industry.

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Activity Sponsors:

Official Ticket Outlets
Stop by any Harris Teeter in the Metro DC area and purchase General admission car passes or Members Hill badges at the Service Desk. Place your order for race day pick-up as well!



Hat Contest Sponsor


Best Turned Out Horse 


Official Timer
The Transatlantic Law Firm Close to Home



Tailgate Contest Sponsor

Official Bus Trip

Stable Hospitality
Chairman's Box & Official's Tent Sponsor


Terrier Race Sponsor
Chantilly Air is the D.C. Metro Area’s most established aviation services company providing private aircraft charter, management, maintenance and ground support. With over 28 years of experience, Chantilly Air holds the highest ratings available for their exemplary safety record, superior equipment and adherence to best industry practices. For a free quote on your next private air travel call 800.720.JETS or visit chantillyair.com. Chantilly Air, personalized service when it counts!

Terrier Race Prize Sponsor
Horse Ambulance Sponsor

Official Providers:

2018 Official Members Hill Caterer

 Official Inn & Spa

Official Virginia Wine


Official Merchandise

Official Technology Provider

Official Hotel
Hampton Inn ~ Warrenton, VA

Official Landscaper

Official Towing Company

Official Mixer of the Virginia Gold Cup Races




Race Sponsors

VHBPA Hogan Lovells VTA Marsh & McLennan Marriott Ranch