No confirmed summer race dates at this time

Due to a contract stalemate between Colonial Downs & the thoroughbred horsemen, there are no confirmed summer race dates at this time. Please check back often for updates. There are other events scheduled in 2014 including a six week fall harness racing season, a Pro Rodeo on August 1st & 2nd, a AMA Pro flat track motorcycle race on August 23rd, several 5K runs & more events to be announced.

BloodHorse Featured News

Untapable Powers to Breeders' Cup Distaff Win

Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:02:32 GMT
Untapable put the finishing touches on her 3-year-old filly championship campaign when she won the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) in a driving finish Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park.

Lady Eli Sharp in Juvenile Fillies Turf

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:17:57 GMT
Sheep Pond Partners' Lady Eli remained undefeated in three starts with a dynamic victory in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park.

Goldencents Posts Repeat in Dirt Mile

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:29:45 GMT
After flying through a half mile in :44.80, Goldencents dug deep to hold off a determined Tapiture in the stretch to win the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), successfully defending his 2013 win in the race.

Hootenanny Rallies to Win Juvenile Turf

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:52:12 GMT
Hootenanny, a Quality Road colt owned by the connections of Coolmore Stud, wore down pacesetter Luck of the Kitten to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31.

Chitu Makes Quick Work of Damascus Rivals

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:43:00 GMT
Tanma Corp.'s speedy Chitu won nearly gate to wire in a $100,000 Damascus Stakes that came up deep in talent Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park. The field included six graded stakes winners.

My Fiona Rides Rail to Golden State Victory

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:06:29 GMT
Favored My Fiona, patiently handled by Rafael Bejarano, swept home along the rail to capture the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies in a Breeders' Cup prelim at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31.

Hearing Set on Instant Racing Trial Date

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:40:01 GMT
A judge in Frankfort, Ky., is to take up when to set a trial over the issue of Instant Racing at racetracks.

Long On Value's Late Run Lands Twilight Derby

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:33:19 GMT
Wachtel Stable and George Kerr's aptly named Long On Value ran down game front-runner Sawyer's Hill to take the $200,000 Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park.

Patient Cary Street Wins Las Vegas Marathon

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:09:31 GMT
Last the first time past the wire, Cary Street was first when it counted, taking the $200,000 Las Vegas Marathon (gr. II) easily over favored Irish Surf at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31.

Moore: 'If it Rains, I hope it Rains Hard'

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:04:43 GMT
Dennis Moore, the track superintendent at Santa Anita Park said it is "pretty definitive" that the Southern California will get overnight rain.

That Handicapping Show: Breeders' Cup Classic

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:30:13 GMT
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra are joined by Eric Guillot for the Breeders' Cup Classic edition of That Handicapping Show.

BC 2014: Friday Scene-Setter

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:48:43 GMT
Claire Novak with an Oct. 31 update on Breeders' Cup Friday at Santa Anita Park.

2013 Cup Generated $64.9M for Los Angeles

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:46:07 GMT
The 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park generated $64.9 million in direct and indirect economic benefits for Los Angeles County, according to an impact study by Tourism Economics.

Haskin's Saturday Longshot Plays

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:25:27 GMT
If you think Friday's four-race mini Breeders' Cup card was confusing wait until you get a load of Saturday's races.

BC Hoping Full Fields Carry Handle Numbers

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:14:06 GMT
After a 10.49% increase in total pari-mutuel handle in 2013 compared with 2012, Breeders' Cup officials are hoping for more gains this year. But they'll have to come in another year of depressed wagering.

Ageless Getting Chance Over Downhill Course

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:06:15 GMT
Trainer Arnaud Delacour will get his opportunity to see if the mare Ageless has an affinity for the Santa Anita Park downhill turf course in the Turf Sprint (gr. T).

Breeders' Cup Saturday Selections

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:00:30 GMT
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Breeders' Cup Saturday races.

High Court Upholds WVRC on Ejection Appeals

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:59:03 GMT
The Supreme Court of Appeals in West Virginia has ruled the state racing commission has the power to place the burden of proof on racetracks should they choose to eject permit-holders from their facilities.

No Nay Never to Coolmore After BC Turf Sprint

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:34:31 GMT
No Nay Never, a course record setter at Royal Ascot as a juvenile, will be retired after his scheduled start in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park to stand in 2015 at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.

TimeformUS Breeders' Cup Preview: Classic

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:16:18 GMT
Timeform US Breeders' Cup Preview: Will Shared Belief Remain Undefeated?

Louisiana Sale Reports Significant Gains

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:15:54 GMT
Equine Sales Co. of Louisiana's open yearling and mixed sale Oct. 26 posted large gains in average and total receipts.

Quiet Morning for Breeders' Cup Day 1

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:38:42 GMT
It was the proverbial calm before the storm at Santa Anita Park the morning of Friday, Oct. 31, as the Southern California track prepared for the first of two Breeders' Cup World Championships cards.

The Outcrossing Advantage

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:22:27 GMT
Among the great sires in Kentucky, outcrosses also dominate. In 2014, 16 stallions stood for a fee of $50,000 or more. Of those, 13, or 81.3%, were the result of outcross matings, a serious majority.

TOBA October Member of the Month

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:57:11 GMT
On October 4, Jay Em Ess, spearheaded by Samantha Siegel, produced its first homebred grade I winner when two-year-old filly By the Moon captured the Frizette Stakes at Belmont Park.

Bob Neumeier Hospitalized After a Stroke

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:38:07 GMT
Boston sports broadcaster and longtime racing analyst Bob Neumeier was hospitalized Oct. 29 after reportedy suffering a stroke, according to the Boston Globe.

Brown Brings Talent Times Two Into F&M Turf

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:15:46 GMT
Two of America's best chances to wrest the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) from the firm grip of European challengers both reside in trainer Chad Brown's barn.

Drug Tests Help Protect Integrity of California Horse Racing

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:30:00 GMT
With big names like California Chrome, Bayern, and Shared Belief taking the field for the Breeder’s Cup Classic, taking place at California's Santa Anita Park on Nov. 1, it’s a safe bet that drug testing in American horse racing will be an ongoing topic.

TimeformUS Breeders' Cup Preview: Distaff

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:29:56 GMT
TimeformUS Breeders' Cup Preview: Can Close Hatches revert to form in the Distaff?

For Joe Rocco Jr., It's All About the Horse

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:29:20 GMT
Joe Rocco Jr. has found that one drawback in being a jockey is that he doesn't spend as much time with the horses as he would like.

Top Decile Under Radar for Juvenile Fillies

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:07:30 GMT
Top Decile didn't win the Darley Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland in early October, but she raced well enough to capture second and earn a trip to California for the Nov. 1 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

Harness Link Featured News

Little between top fillies at Addington

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:20:00 GMT
Kentuckiana Lodge filly Delightful Lana tried hard but wasn’t quite good enough to hold out the short-priced Allstars favourite in Fight For Glory in the $25,000 Alabar Sires Stakes Fillies Heat at Addington on Friday October 31....

Cooper recipient of top HRA award

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:02:00 GMT
The J P Stratton Award is the highest recognition afforded by Harness Racing Australia....

New home for the Cane Pace at the Meadowlands

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:02:21 GMT
The Cane Pace will find a new home in 2015. For the first time, the first leg of the pacing Triple Crown will head to The Meadowlands. It will join the star-studded Hambletonian Day card on August 8, 2015....

Meadowlands implements multiple entries rule

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:00:20 GMT
Beginning with the 2014-2015 season at The Meadowlands, there will be a new condition attached to all Late and Early Closer Finals that limits the number of horses a trainer can enter into the Final of those events. All Late Closer and Early Closer Finals will carry the following clause:...

Campbell, Hughes to duke it out for driving title

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:54:21 GMT
Summerside, PE - A battle for the ages is set for the final card of racing for the 2014 racing season at Red Shores Summerside on Sunday. Post time is 1 p.m....

Artspeak is done racing for the season

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:06:00 GMT
It was announced today via Harness Racing Update, that Artspeak will not race in the Breeders Crown and is done for the 2014 race according to spokesman Myron Bell for Brittany Farms....

Yonkers NAADA Trots to Glasser & Darish

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:36:20 GMT
Two well contested divions of trotters in the North American Amateur Drivers Association went to post at Yonkers Raceway prior to the betting card getting underway Thursday and when the dust had settled Dave Glasser and Shane Darish each were victorious in their respective divisions. Glasser won with Sir Siro in a time of 2:00.4 while Darish was triumphant with Alaric in 2:02.4....

Cal Expo has top card for first Sunday program

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:16:20 GMT
A contentious Open III event for pacing fillies and mares headlines the first Sunday program of the Cal Expo meeting....

Charmed Life hopes to live it up in Muscle Hill

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:48:33 GMT
Coming off a race described by trainer Dave Menary as "vicious," Charmed Life might finally be sitting pretty as she gets ready for Saturday's $178,000 Muscle Hill Stakes for older female trotters at Vernon Downs....

Panocchio-Prairie Jaguar renew rivalry at Pompano

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:40:20 GMT
Pompano Beach, FL...October 31, 2014...The newly formed rivalry between Prairie Jaguar and Panocchio continues at Pompano Park on Saturday night but a new entity in from Canada, Duc Dorleans, looks to spoil that confrontation....

146-1 Edgar "bombs" tote board at Monticello Raceway

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:48:23 GMT
When announcer Howard Oil gave his last call in Monticello Raceway's ninth race on Thursday (Oct.30) he shouted "bombs away" to describe Edgar's trotting victory whose odds on the board were 99-1, which are the biggest numbers that are abled be posted on the Mighty M tote board....

Canadian Round-Up: Fraser, Flamboro & Alberta

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:08:00 GMT
Over the past two seasons, pacing gelding Need You So Bad has been nearly unbeatable at Fraser Downs. On Thursday night, he didn't stray from his past successes....

The dismantling of the ICF Stakes Program

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:01:00 GMT
I assumed I would be writing about one, or both, of Friday’s ICF 3-year-old stakes at Maywood Park however each of the scheduled $10,000 events were cancelled by the track’s Race Office because of insufficient entries....

Who Will Win It? Handicapping by Steve Wolf

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:58:22 GMT
For the second straight week I lost money (-$4.10) on win bets but with the cold exactas and trifectas in the Messenger Stakes and Valley Victory, we made decent money for the weekend....

Unbeaten Best Friend Always posts lifetime mark

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:24:00 GMT
The young trotter, Best Friend Always (Coventry), moved her record to two-for-two at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Thursday night as the Todd Buter-trained three year old set a lifetime mark....