Virginia Gold Cup – 2016

Date: May 7, 2016
Time: 10:00 am  to  7:00 pm

Enjoy five steeplechase and three flat races with tailgating, wagering and a crowd of 70,000 fans.

Horsemen – please note the following: All Owners, Trainers, Riders, and Grooms must be licensed by the Virginia Racing Commission (VRC) in order to participate in the Virginia Gold Cup and International Gold Cup races at Great Meadow. The VRC strongly suggests completing the licensing process as soon as possible before the actual race day and all Owners and Trainers that will be physically at the races must have their license processed no later than May 5th in order to have their credentials, parking passes, etc. mailed to them by the Gold Cup Association prior to race day in order to avoid having to go to will call which doesn’t open until 10:00 AM on the day of the races. The easiest way to obtain a license is by going to the Commission’s website at and clicking on “Virginia Racing License” in the upper left hand side of the home page. You will then see a list of documents including the “Racing Application for Participants”, “General Application Instructions”, “Fee Schedule”, and “Credit Card Verification Form”. Simply print out the application and complete it by referring to the fee schedule and general instructions. Once the application is filled in, signed, and dated you may either mail it to the Commission at 5707 Huntsman Road, Suite 201-B, Richmond, VA 23250 with a check made out to “VRC” for the appropriate license fee or scan the completed application and e-mail it to along with the completed “Credit Card Verification Form” and we will charge the license fee to your credit card (please note we do not accept American Express). If you have any questions or require assistance with this process please contact Dave Lermond at (804) 966- 7404. The VRC thanks you in advance for your cooperation!

For ticket information,  click below.

Virginia Gold Cup