It will be here before you know it, the International Gold Cup Race Day right here in Warrenton, VA!
Here at the Black Horse Inn, we always look forward to this annual event. Steeped in rich history, the International Gold Cup Race Day is renown, drawing a crowd of 35,000 each year.
However, it was originally the Virginia Gold Cup that made steeplechasing a prestigious sport here in America. The race course on which it's held has been called "the crown jewel of American steeplechasing" by former NSA President George Strawbridge.
The International Gold Cup Race Day is also held on the same prestigious track.
International Gold Cup Race Day Tailgating
It's part of the tradition. Tailgating is as time-honored as the race itself. So we encourage you to make the most of it by participating in the Tailgate Contest! It's part of the fun. All of the best tailgates
have a theme with decorations, special foods, and of course, drink recipes.
All you have to do is reserve your tailgating spots on Member's Hill, North Rail, and South Rail. It's free; so join in!
So what are the prizes if you win? Past prizes have included hotel stays, airline tickets, gift baskets, and dinners.
When you reserve a tailgate spot you are eligible to enter the tailgate competition – and it is free! Tailgates are judged by a panel of local food and TV personalities.
Just make sure you prepare the official Race Day drink, The Mint Julep. Here's the recipe.
Care To Place A Wager?
If you're a betting man or woman, you can also place bets. It's easy to do. Here's the form
with all of the information.
And the Race Day Wagering Options? See below. You can also find the same information on their website:
Race Day Wagering Options
The horse must finish first
The horse must finish first or second
(you collect the amount for second)
The horse must finish first, second or third
(you collect the amount for third)
You must pick the horses that finish first AND second in exact order
You must pick the horses that finish first, second AND third in exact order
Sound like fun?
Here at The Black Horse Inn, the International Gold Cup Race Day is a big happening! Make your reservation with us
and enjoy one of the biggest horse events of the year in Warrenton!