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



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

Official Providers:

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 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

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