It’s ever-changing. We’re constantly altering our race course to improve it for safety — improve it for acceptability by the riders, trainers and owners who are concerned about the safety of their horses.
— Virginia Gold Cup President and Co-chairman Will Allison
By The Numbers
What the Virginia Gold Cup Association will pay the Great Meadow Foundation to rent Great Meadow for Saturday’s steeplechase races.
Pounds of ice that will be used during Saturday’s races, according to Marriott Ranch, the event’s official caterer.
Shrimp that will be served during the races, according to Marriott Ranch.
Law enforcement officers to help manage traffic and the crowd.
Miles of pipes and tile under the Great Meadow course to drain rainwater to a large, onsite pond.