2012 will mark the 8th edition of the Turf Cup, which serves as a prep race of sorts for the Virginia Derby. The Turf Cup is contested at the distance of 1 3/16 miles over the Secretariat Turf Course. See some of racing's older turf horses compete in the second richest race of the season. The under card includes the $100,000 Edward P. Evans All Along Stakes (Gr. III), $50,000 Da Hoss Stakes & $30,000 Old Nelson Handicap.
$20 tailgate only passes available; We have over 150 trackside parking spaces on the Green available for $20 per car. Stuff as many people in your vehicle as you can and bring your own party - coolers, alcoholic beverages, grills, picnic food, etc. Purchase you pass here.
Trackside Cornhole Toss through richmondcornhole.com - 2 person teams compete for $2,000 in cash & prizes! Times: 3:30-6:00 PM (round robin); 6:30-9:30 PM (best 2 of 3 format); Cost: $40 for a team of 2 (includes tailgate pass); $50 as date gets closer; Register at richmondcornhole.com.
There are still good tables in both the Jockey Club and Turf Club Dining Rooms for Saturday night. For reservations, call 804-966-7223, ext. 1032. Or, come and enjoy the great, comfortable weather on Saturday – general admission is only $2 and kids 12 and under are free!
Rahystrada and jockey Sheldon Russell, who captured the 2011 Colonial Turf, are expected to put their title on the line again this Saturday June 16th in the Turf Cup’s 8th running.
|2011||Rahystrada||1:54.30||Sheldon Russell||Byron G. Hughes||Robert E. Courtney|
|2010||Paddy O'Prado||1:54:20||Kent J. Desormeaux||Dale Romans||Donegal Racing|
|2009||Battle of Hastings||1:57.20||Tyler Baze||Jeff Mullins||Mike House|
|2008||Sailor's Cap||2:02.42||Alan Garcia||James J. Toner||Team Valor International|
|2007||Summer Doldrums||1:55.30||Jose Lezcano||Richard A. Violette Jr.||Klaravich Stables INC. & William Lawrence|
|2006||Showing Up||1:52.98||Cornelio Velazquez||Barclay Tagg||Lael Stables|
|2005||English Channel||1:56:37||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher||James Scatuorchio|