For those that like the ponies. Anyone ever gone to the Gold Cup races before?
“Come enjoy the 86th running of the world famous Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase race, Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia. The Virginia Gold Cup is a grand spring tradition as well as a fixture on the social calendar. Run in Fauquier County since 1922 and attended by over 50,000 spectators, this race is one of the largest and most popular sporting events in the greater Washington metropolitan area. Race day features six hurdle and timber horses races, Jack Russell Terrier races, tent, tailgate and hat contests, and over 30 vendor booths for shopping.
Ticket sales benefit the Great Meadow Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Great Meadow’s open space for community access.”
From an email:
This Saturday, May 7, 2011
– Private charter from District 2 Bar & Grille to the races and back
– Fully catered tent
– Open bar
– Hat contest, raffle prizes, charity auction, race bets and much much more!
Men – $110
Women – $90
The bus will depart at approximately 10AM and space is limited. In addition to a private bus charter to the event, there will also be refreshments and light snacks on board the buses, and admission to the races, as well as our private tent.
Tickets can be purchased here.
The Washington DC Gaels, is an amateur sports club whose objective is to promote Irish sport and culture in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The Gaels have both Ladies’ and Men’s Gaelic football teams as well as hurling and camogie teams which compete nationally and internationally throughout the summer months, aiming to qualify for the North American Championships.