May 6

The Washington Post - - MUSIC -

Vir­ginia Spring Gold Cup at Great Meadow If it’s Derby Day, it’s also Gold Cup day in North­ern Vir­ginia’s horse coun­try. This see-and-be­seen steeple­chase race opens with ter­rier races and fea­tures tail­gate and hat com­pe­ti­tions, but cen­ters on horses, on which you can legally wa­ger. And don’t worry about miss­ing the Ken­tucky Derby: There’s a simul­cast of the race, live from Churchill Downs, over the pub­lic ad­dress sys­tem and on the big screens to end the day. 10 a.m. Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tav­ern Rd., The Plains. vagold­cup.com. Car pass for park­ing: $100.

2013 PHOTO BY MATT MCCLAIN/THE WASH­ING­TON POST

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