Get Your Hats Ready For A Day Of Racing At The International Gold Cup


The concept of horse racing has been around for quite some time. Proud horse-owners understand the importance of such events. In fact, we believe horses are mostly underrated animals. For many people, they see pets as just one of two animals: dogs or cats. However, there are plenty of animals that are smart and enjoy love and care – horses being one of them. With their beautiful manes and gorgeous coats, horses are almost picturesque. If you and your friends are interested in seeing a horse race in action, you don’t want to miss the International Gold Cup.

About the Event & Schedule

The International Gold Cup will be held on Saturday, October 27 at 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains. The schedule is as follows:

  • 10:00 a.m. – Gates open to the public and betting stations open
  • 10:30 a.m. – Concession areas open
  • 11:00 a.m. – Terrier Race Exhibition
  • 11:30 a.m. – Officials meeting
  • 11:45 a.m. – Opening ceremony performances
  • 11:55 a.m. – Tailgate contest begins
  • 12:00 p.m. – First Race of Sport of Kings Maiden Hurdle
  • 12:45 p.m. – Second Race of The Steeplethon
  • 1:30 p.m. – Third Race of The Orlando Heart of the District’s Allowance Hurdle
  • 2:15 p.m. – Fourth Race of The Zeke Ferguson Memorial
  • 2:30 p.m. – Hat contest begins at Paddock
  • 3:00 p.m. – Fifth Race of The International Gold Cup
  • 3:35 p.m. – Tailgate and hat contest winners announced
  • 3:45 p.m. – Sixth Race of The VHBPA Maiden Flat
  • 4:20 p.m. – Seventh Race of The VHBPA Maiden Flat
  • 4:50 p.m. – Eight Race of The Old Dominion Turf Championship
  • 5:30 p.m. – Betting stations close

More to Do

At the event, you can enjoy various activities such as the tailgating contest and the hat contest. Simply choose a theme for your tailgate, add decorations, and make it engaging for visitors. When it comes to the hat contest, the following is a list of categories that will be judged:

  • Best Racing Theme
  • Funniest/Most Outrageous
  • Most Glamorous/Elegant
  • Best Child (Under 18)
  • Best Men’s Showing

As you can see, there’s much fun to be had at the racing event! Attend the International Gold Cup with your friends!

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While in Virginia

While you’re in Virginia to see the horse races, don’t forget to stop by Warrenton Toyota. At our dealership, we offer a large inventory filled with numerous makes and models. In addition to this, we provide countless deals and specials you can take advantage of. Don’t let a great deal slip through your fingers – come see us today!

We are conveniently located at 6449 Lee Highway, Warrenton, VA 20187 which means residents of Culpepper, Chantilly, and Fredericksburg are just a short drive away. Once you arrive, our team of experts will gladly show you around and let you take a test drive. We look forward to seeing you soon.

October 15, 2018
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