Car passes for general admission are available at Harris Tweeter stores. A car pass includes 6 tickets. Anyone interested in going let me know and I may have room in my vehicle.
From the Gold Cup website: http://vagoldcup.com/new/virginia
Come enjoy the 87th running of the world famous Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase race, Saturday, May 5, 2012 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 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.