Virginia Gold Cup 2020
Race Clarification

May 6, 2020

To clarify what is going on - it appears that the Virginia Gold Cup as we know it cannot run with spectators this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The crowd simply would not be allowed.

A plan has been sent to the Governor's Office and to the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture which oversees horse racing in the state to hold our race without spectators on June 27.  There would be no crowd, only the few people directly involved in putting on the races.

The reason for this is to try to put some purse money back into our horse industry that has continued to keep horses in training and people employed in the hope that some racing would be allowed this spring.

We hope to have a positive response on the proposed plan by May 15.


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Tailgating & Activities

Tailgating at the Virginia Gold Cup races is a time-honored tradition, so make the most of the day and participate in the Tailgate Contest. The best tailgates have a theme, decorations and special food and drink recipes. Reserved tailgating spots are available on the North Rail, South Rail, and on Members Hill.

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