VIRGINIA GOLD CUP RACES
• Great Meadow at The Plains, Virginia
PHOTOS BY KYLE SAMPERTON
The 81st Virginia Gold Cup Steeplechase
races were run under perfect weather conditions on
a beautiful Saturday.
arriving at 10 a.m. to set up their tailgate spreads (a
contest was held for the most decadent), women
donned over-the-top hats (Derby style) for the hat
contest, and the Blackwater Paracshute Team fl oated
in to open the day. Not to get lost in the shuffl e were
the horse races, complete with spills, thrills and
Governor Tim Kaine,
Robert Duvall, Brit Hume, former Redskin Kicker
Mark Mosley, Michael and Jen Fenton, Warrenton
Mayor George Fitch and William Allison.