Sometimes I often wonder if Steeplechase is really about the sport, or if somewhere deep down it is just about being seen! So having said that, get back to planning your tailgate for the Virginia Gold Cup this weekend. One of the privileges of this job is to be able to judge these very elaborate tailgates (oh yes, what a tough life!) So, I will be out on the hill judging tailgates with Carol Joynt – Owner of Nathan’s in Georgetown and blogger for the New York Social Diary, Tarver King – Executive Chef for the Goodstone Inn & Estate – and sponsor of the tailgate competition, Angie Goff – WUSA Channel 9 traffic reporter. We are looking for everything from presentation, theme and traditions, and of course that travels on to libations. Call the Gold Cup office today at 540.347.2612 to register your space for the competition. See you on the course! Also stop by the Piedmont Virginian Tent, Spot #215 along the South Rail, come in and say hello.