Run for the Gold
The 63rd Running of the International Gold Cup Races took place on a brilliant sunny afternoon on
October 21 at Great Meadow, The Plains, Virginia. One of the most prestigious timber races in the
country, the race is conducted for the benefit of local charities. Local residents David and Karen
O’Connor, Nina Fout, and Linden Wiesman were honored for their recent victories at the Olympics in
Sydney, Australia where the Three-Day Event Team won the bronze and David O’Connor took home a gold
medal for individual competition. The team preceded the races with a victory lap around the field led
by the mounted U.S. Park Police Color Guard.