International Gold Cup Races at Great Meadow in The Plains, VA

Date: October 24, 2020
Time: 9:00 am  to  7:00 pm

Due to the coronavirus, the International Gold Cup Races will still be held at at Great Meadow in The Plains but unfortunately will be held without spectators.

A combination of timber and hurdle races will be contested per normal and the action can be seen via live streaming at

Andi’Amu (right) is neck and neck with two time International Gold Cup winner Doc Cebu midway through the 2019 Virginia Gold Cup. Doc Cebu would go on to finish fourth. Photo by Douglas Lees.

For details on the 2021 Virginia Gold Cup, call the Virginia Gold Cup Office at 540.347.2612 or visit

Betting is normally available on all the Gold Cup races.


Creativity is encouraged in the annual Fancy Hat Contest which will return in future editions.