Golden moments for horses, jockeys and fancy hats
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Mickalyn Valentine, right, gathers with other women for the hat contest during the 92nd annual Virginia Gold Cup Races at Great Meadow in The Plains. Despite the rainy weather, several people enjoy drinks at the region’s premier horse steeplechase event. A man watches from above as the horses are introduced before the Secretariat Stakes. Other activities at the hunt country tradition included pony races and Jack Russell terrier races.