International Gold Cup Steeplechase & Flat Races At Great Meadow

Date: October 27, 2018
Time: 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm

Tailgating at the International Gold Cup Races is a time honored tradition. Enjoy an afternoon of steeplechase and flat racing at Great Meadow, conveniently located in The Plains, Virginia. Enjoy terrier races that precede the races and of course, the Fancy Hat Contest.

Grand Manan won the 2016 International Gold Cup October 22nd at Great Meadow. Photo by Tod Marks, from NSA website

Many ticketing options are available, from General Admission to a Members Hill Badge. Visit for all the details.

The spring and fall Virginia Gold Cup races attract over 100,000 combined spectators.

Wagering is available on all the races! Both manned and self betting terminals are set up in various parts of the grounds. And for the first time ever,  the Gold Cup races will b available to wager on! Open an account wit them via their website, fund your account, then begin wagering — whether you’re at Great Meadow with 40,000 of your best friends, or any other part of the world!

Wagering is available on site via self bet terminals and manned stations.

And this year, the four Virginia Bets Off Track Betting Centers in Richmond, Henrico, Chesapeake and Collinsville will simulcast the races!