Race Day Schedule

2023 Race Day Schedule

10AM - Gates Open
11:30 AM - Patrol Judge Meeting
12:15 PM - Officials Meeting

12:30 PM - Opening Ceremony Performances:
National Anthem - Alexandra Desaulniers
Color Guard: St. Andrew's Society Pipes and Drums

12:45 PM - Tailgate Contest Begins

1:00 PM - Virginia Eqine Alliance Maiden Hurdle
presented by the Virginia Equine Alliance

1:45 PM - The Steeplethon
presented by the Virginia Gold Cup Association

2:15 PM - Hat Contest

2:30 PM  - The Charles Schwab Allowance Hurdle
presented by Charles Schwab

3:00 PM - The David Semmes Memorial
presented by Atlantic Union Bank

3:30 PM - Hat & Tailgate Contest Winners Announced

3:45 PM - The Virginia Gold Cup
presented by the Virginia Gold Cup Association

4:30 PM - The Speedy Smithwick Memorial
presented by Brown Advisory

5:00 PM - Maiden Claiming Hurdle
presented by the VEA, VTA & VHBPA

6:50PM - Kentucky Derby
Live over the PA, Closed Circuit TV's & Screens

7:30 PM - Gates Close



Race Sponsors

Brown Advisory VTA Atlantic Union Bank VHBPA Charles Schwab Virginia Equine Alliance