Mystery Newsmaker April 22 & 23

Listen to WTOP this Saturday and Sunday morning during the 8am hour for the WTOP Mystery Newsmaker Contest. We’ll play the voice of someone you’ve heard in the news this week on WTOP. 

Be the first caller at 855-885-1035 to correctly identify the mystery newsmaker and win an Oakwood Box Tailgate Package for the Virginia Gold Cup Races on May 6th to include a reserved Tailgate parking space, 10 members hill passes and more!

Virginia Gold Cup


The legendary annual Virginia Gold Cup steeplechasing classic, now run before a sellout crowd of over 50,000 people, comes from much simpler beginnings. Steeplechasing in Virginia has been a way of life since early Colonial times when the horse was the primary way of transportation, farming and war.  George Washington and Thomas Jefferson met in sporting competition over fences. Organized steeplechase races have run in Fauquier County since 1844 originally at White Sulphur Springs then a fashionable spa near Warrenton.

Today, the Virginia Gold Cup has established steeplechasing as one of the most prestigious sports in America.  Former NSA President George Strawbridge calls the Gold Cup’s Great Meadow racecourse, “The crown jewel of American steeplechasing.”  Nick Arundel said simply “what this generation and The Virginia Gold Cup is doing at Great Meadow is driven by harmony with its community, its traditions and its environment.”

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of history at this year’s Virginia Gold Cup Races on Saturday, May 6th!

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