The Virginia Gold Cup, Where Socials Don Their Finest Outfits, And Drunk Personalities

by Rachelle Hruska · May 4, 2010

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This weekend, a bunch of people came to Washington to eat dinner with the President at the White House Correspondent's Dinner. But another group of socials, left the city for the Great Field of The Plains, Virginia for the annual "Gold Cup."

Similar to:

[The Harriman Cup in Darien, Connecticut]

["The Hunt" in Far Hills, New Jersey], add even

[Bridgehampton Polo], I suppose;

there are few events that respectable preps will be okay with waiting in line to use porta-potties while clad in full on hats, dresses and seer sucker suits.

Horse races! Alcohol! Old Cars! Pretty Girls! Boys with Trust Funds!

If that 'aint a recipe for disaster success, I don't know what is...

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Some came by Cart.... Others by bus:

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But, however they got there, they all arrived satorially divine:

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A note to guys: Girls don't like being lifted up like this when they are wearing dresses....

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Who cares about watching the races?!

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Yes, believe it or not, there were actual horses there...

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Though many wouldn't have known otherwise....

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A lot of decorative hats were involved...

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And, when I say a lot, I mean A LOT....

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It's time to re-enact that scene from Pretty Woman! WHeeeeee!

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EAT. DRINK. BE MERRY.

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More from the Gold Cup later today!