The Virginia Gold Cup Races are presented by:

Brown Advisory is an independent investment management firm committed to delivering a combination of first-class performance, strategic advice and the highest level of client service with offices in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, the Carolinas, Delaware, London, New York, Singapore, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The firm’s institutional and private clients are based in 50 states and more than 39 countries and territories and are served by over 650 colleagues worldwide, all of whom are equity owners of the firm.

The Virginia Equine Alliance is a non-profit, 501 (c) 6 organization comprised of the Virginia Harness Horse Association, the Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association, the Virginia Gold Cup Association, and the Virginia Thoroughbred Association. The purpose of the Alliance is to sustain, promote, and expand the horse breeding and horse racing industries in the Commonwealth of Virginia

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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:






Hat Contest Sponsor


Best Turned Out Horse 


Official Timer


Best Dressed Sponosr


Tailgate Contest Sponsor

Stable Hospitality

North Jumbotron Sponsor


Terrier Race Sponsor


Terrier Race Prize Sponsor



Chairman's Box Sponsor

Official Providers:



2021 Official Members Hill Caterer 


Official Distillery


Official Soft Drink


Preferred Wine


Official Landscaper



Official Technology Provider


Official Hotel
Hampton Inn ~ Warrenton, VA


Official Merchandise
Official Towing Company
  Medical Services Provider



Race Sponsors

VHBPA Virginia Equine Alliance Brown Advisory VTA