Virginia Gold Cup postponed until June

Tailgating is an event at the Virginia Gold Cup. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)

The Virginia Gold Cup, one of Northern Virginia’s premier events each spring, has been postponed until June 20.

The Gold Cup, at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia, had been scheduled for May 2.

This will be the 95th running of the Virginia Gold Cup.

All pre-purchased tickets for May 2 will be honored on June 20.

“We recognize the need to pull together and be vigilant in protecting each other from infection. On June 20, we will be implementing measures to ensure that protection,” Dr. William Allison, chairman of the Virginia Gold Cup said.

“These are unprecedented times and we appreciate the patience and support of our attendees including owners, trainers and riders,” he said.

No events are canceled as part of the postponement.

Gates will open June 20 at 10 a.m. with prerace entertainment starting at 11:30 a.m., including the popular Jack Russell Terrier Races. Opening ceremonies are at noon and the first of six horse races will be underway at 1 p.m.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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