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.
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.
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
Tailgate Contest Sponsor
Official Bus Trip
Official Cruise Line
Chairman's Box & OTR Tent Sponsor
Terrier Race Sponsor
Terrier Race Prize Sponsor
Horse Ambulance Sponsor
2017 Official Members Hill Caterer
Official Inn & Spa
Official Virginia Wine
50 West Vineyards is located on Route 50 just past the historic town of Aldie in Middleburg, Virginia. 50 West has five vineyards located throughout Virginia where we grow all of our own grapes. We make both red and white wines produced in the classic Bordeaux style of France.
Official Technology Provider
Hampton Inn ~ Warrenton, VA
Official Towing Company