Virginia Gold Cup Races at Great Meadow in The Plains

Date: May 7, 2022
Time: 9:00 am  to  7:00 pm

The Virginia Gold Cup Races return to Great Meadow in The Plains with fans and wagering, plus it’s on the traditional “First Saurday in May” date complete with Kentucky Derby wagering as well!

A combination of timber, hurdle and flat races will be contested per normal including the featured Gold Cup eventt. 

Tailgating spaces are available at Gold Cup Office at 540.347.2612 or by visiting

Betting is again available on all the Gold Cup races.


Creativity is encouraged in the annual Fancy Hat Contest.