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78th Annual Virginia Gold Cup

Tiffany’s Vice President Diane Brown,
her husband Leonard Brown
and their children

Mike Laba and Sydney Ferguson


Amy Marshall and Michelle Dunphy

Anne Sittmann and William Chewning
Mint Juleps and Big Hats

A large crowd of horse loversbravely ignored forecasts of cool,cloudy weather and were treatedto a stunning, sunny day at GreatMeadow on May 3 for the 78thAnnual Gold Cup. The usualassortment of big hats could bespotted; there seemed to be areturn to the tradition of yearspast, with fewer people dressingdown. Washington Life hosted atent full of supporters who sippedmint juleps and nibbled on treatsfrom RSVP Catering. The ladieswere treated to a Lilly Pulitzerfashion show, while the gentlemanthrilled at the selection of cigars(by JR Cigars) that were available.As always, the Virginia Gold Cuphad something for everyone, evensteeplechase races!


Ned Evans and his Jack Russell terriers

Sue Green and Eleanore Schapiro

Peter and Brady Arundel

Nina Freeman, Tripp Donnelly, Amy Griffis,
Andrew Taylor, Kasey Mangum,Grant Swindells, and Tom Davidson

Victoria Esposito with her
children Gianna and Michael

Betsy Fry and Franklyn Marco,
owner of Taboo Restaurant
in West Palm Beach

              Photos by Seva Raskin


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