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

Date: May 29, 2021
Time: 9:00 am  to  7:00 pm

The Virginia Gold Cup Races  will be held at at Great Meadow in The Plains on the same day as the Kentucky Derby — Saturday May 29, 2021.

A combination of timber and hurdle races will be contested per normal.

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 the most updated details on the 2021 Virginia Gold Cup, call the 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.