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.