Stay in the know! Sign up to get Fauquier County news updates delivered to your inbox.
Advertise on Fauquier Now!
What do you plan for Memorial Day weekend? Vote!
Free classifieds! Members can also post calendar events, news, opinions and more ... all for free! Register now!
Login · Forgot Your Password?
November 14, 2015

Fauquier SPCA gets $15k from horse racing meet

Contributed Photo
At the check presentation (from left) Fauquier SPCA President Sharon Maloney, Virginia Gold Cup Association Director of Racing Alfred C. Griffin (hold Otis), Gold Cup Executive Director Diane Jones, Gold Cup Race Chairman and Chairman William Allison and Debbie Easter, interim president of the Virginia Equine Alliance.
The Fauquier SPCA recently received $15,000 from the Virginia Equine Alliance flat race meet at Great Meadow.

The VEA, a non-profit, formed to launch a new series of horse races in Virginia. Charities have the opportunities to raise funds through their participation at VEA flat races. The first race of the Virginia Downs Racing series took place Sunday, Sept. 20, at Great Meadow near The Plains. All ticket proceeds from the event went to the SPCA, whose volunteers also directed parking.

VEA plans four to six more flat race meets next year at Great Meadow. This group receives some of the state’s betting proceeds to put money back into the horse industry and local charities. It resulted from the closing Colonial Downs, whose owner has filed a lawsuit against the state racing commission as the dispute over the number of racing days continues.

The VEA includes the Virginia Gold Cup Association, the Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, the Virginia Harness Horsemen’s Association and the Virginia Thoroughbred Association.
Member comments
To comment, please log in or register.
Facebook comments
Enter your email address above to begin receiving
news updates from via email.
Friday, May 26
After a record 22 drug abuse fatalities last year, Fauquier has only one so far in 2017
Friday, May 26
Rainy 23rd annual commencement exercise at Jiffy Lube Live near Gainesville Thursday night
Friday, May 26
Grants will support a range of wellness projects in Fauquier, Culpeper and Rappahannock
More Fauquier news
© Copyright 2011-2016

50 Culpeper Street, Suite 3
Warrenton, Virginia 20187
Crime Log
Add Your News
The Big Picture
Ellen’s Kitchen
and Garden

Real Estate
For Sale
Legal Notices
Post an Ad
Terms of Service