The classic autumn steeplechase meet will take place Saturday, Oct. 28, at Great Meadow near The Plains.
Fauquier County residents may purchase general admission vehicle passes for $56.25 apiece. Those passes, which admit up to six people, normally cost $75.
The discounted tickets — available only in the Virginia Gold Cup Association office at 90 Main St., Warrenton — require proof of residency. There is a limit of two per person. The office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 27.
Harris Teeter grocery stores also offer 20-percent discounts to VIC card holders. They may purchase general admission passes for $60 apiece.
The International Gold Cup, which normally attracts as many as 40,000 spectators, will feature eight steeplechase and flat races.
The $75,000 International Gold Cup race tops the card, which also features the $50,000 David L. “Zeke” Ferguson Memorial Hurdle Stakes.
The afternoon event also features tailgating, socializing, terrier race exhibitions, corporate tents, fancy hats and pari-mutuel betting.
The gates at Great Meadow will open at 10 a.m. Oct. 28. The first race starts at noon. Click here for the race day schedule.