The 91st Virginia Gold Cup Races were held on May 7, 2016 at Great Meadows in The Plains, Virginia. ShounBach hosted a tent and encouraged colleagues, friends and family to join the festivities. The Virginia Gold Cup has been held since 1922, is one of the nation’s largest steeplechase races and draws sellout crowds of over 50,000 people. Jack Russell Terrier races kick off the day and a hat competition is held. This year the rain threatened to put a damper on the fun but the sun came out and a great time was had in beautiful Fauquier County.