Hats, Dresses and Good Times at the Gold Cup

Check out the hats, dresses and good times at the 84th running of the world famous Virginia Gold Cup.

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The 84th running of the world famous Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase race took place on May 2, 2009 at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia.
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The Virginia Gold Cup is a grand spring tradition as well as a fixture on the social calendar.
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Run in Fauquier County since 1922 and attended by over 45,000 spectators, this race is one of the largest and most popular sporting events in the greater Washington metropolitan area.
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Race day features six hurdle and timber horse races, Jack Russell Terrier races, tent, tailgate and hat contests, and over 30 vendor booths for shopping.
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Ticket sales benefited the Great Meadow Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Great Meadow's open space for community access.
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