Race Day Schedule

2024 Race Day Schedule

UPDATED: May 2, 2024
Schedule subject to change.

10 AM - Gate Open to the Public - Betting Stations Open

11:00 AM - Jack Russell Terrier Races - presented by the Virginia Jack Russell Terrier Club

12:00 PM - Tailgate Contest Begins

12:30 PM - Opening Ceremony Performances:
National Anthem - Mrs. Angela Knight
Color Guard: Presented by Saint Andrew's Society of Washington DC

 

1:00 PM - First Race
The Maiden Hurdle
presented by the Virginia Equine Alliance

1:30 PM - Second Race
Maiden Claiming Hurdle
presented by VTA/VHBPA

1:45 PM - Hat Contest in the Winners Circle

2:05 PM - Third Race
The David Semmes Memorial Steeplethon
presented by Atlantic Union Bank

2:40 PM - Fourth Race
The Allowance Hurdle
presented by Warrior Canine Connection

3:00 PM Hat & Tailgate Contest Winners Announced

3:10 PM - Fifth Race
The Commonwealth Cup
(Grade 1 Hurdle)
presented by Brown Advisory

3:50 PM - Sixth Race
The Virginia Gold Cup
(Grade 1 Timber)
presented by Virginia Gold Cup Association

4:30 PM - Seventh Race
The Speedy Smithwick Memorial Novice Hurdle Stakes
presented by Virginia Gold Cup Association

5:00 PM - Eighth Race
Maiden Claiming Hurdle
presented by USA Senior Care Network


5:30 PM - Ninth Race
Maiden Claiming Hurdle
presented by Virginia Gold Cup Association


5:50 PM 
Five of a Kind Bluegrass Band

6:57 PM
Kentucky Derby 
Live over the PA, Closed Circuit TV's & Jumbotron


7:30 PM
Gates Close - Betting Stations Closed

 


 


 

 

Race Sponsors

Virginia Equine Alliance Warrior Canine Connection VTA Atlantic Union Bank VHBPA USA Senior Care Network Brown Advisory