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

Three Hearts Breaks Through in Red Carpet

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:34:08 GMT
Making her first start for Neil Drysdale, Three Hearts took the lead in the stretch at odds of 29-1 and proved too tough while holding off Lady of Gold in the $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 22 at Del Mar.

Sunbean in Hand for Easy Delta Mile Victory

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:11:20 GMT
Brittlyn Stables' Sunbean rallied smartly off the turn and romped away to an eye-catching victory in the $250,000 Delta Mile Stakes Nov. 22 at Delta Downs Racetrack, Casino & Hotel.

Cardinal Handicap Falls to Strike Charmer

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:11:00 GMT
Courtlandt Farms' homebred Strike Charmer broke through at the graded level with a good rally Nov. 22, claiming the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.

Ocho Ocho Ocho Cashes Jackpot, Now 3-for-3

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:11:29 GMT
Undefeated Ocho Ocho Ocho, one of several Southern California shippers in the field, outfought Mr. Z through the drive to capture the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) by a nose at Delta Downs Racetrack Nov. 22.

Take Charge Brandi Takes Down Delta Princess

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:26:16 GMT
Proving her Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) victory was no fluke, Willis Horton's Take Charge Brandi returned Nov. 22 to claim the $400,000 Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 22 at Delta Downs.

Lubash Looks Like a Million in Tropical Turf

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:05:50 GMT
Lubash became a millionaire after taking the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) from Gulfstream Park West by a half-length over Reporting Star on turf rated good Nov. 22.

Daring Kathy Takes My Charmer Wire to Wire

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:59:19 GMT
Daring Kathy picked up her first graded stakes score and did so with a solid wire-to-wire effort Nov. 22, taking the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park West.

Mahoning Valley Opens Inaugural Meet Nov. 24

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:08:44 GMT
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Racecourse kicks off its inaugural racing season Monday, Nov. 24, with an eight-race program that begins at 12:45 p.m. EST.

Honor Code Inhales Allowance Foes in Return

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:58:04 GMT
Honor Code returned a winner following a layoff of more than eight months Nov. 22 at Aqueduct Racetrack, rallying from sixth at mid-stretch to score impressively while in hand for jockey Javier Castellano.

Captain Serious on Toes for Fall Highweight

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:44:43 GMT
Named after Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, Captain Serious looks to stuff his competition in the $300,000 Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 27 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Elite Belle, Magnifisio Win in Australia

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:42:36 GMT
Jockey William Pike skillfully guided Elite Belle through opponents in the stretch, where she caught the leader in the final 100 meters and won the Aus$1 million Railway Stakes (Aus-I) Nov. 22 at Ascot in Perth, Australia.

Del Mar Employee Honored for Heroic Action

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:39:42 GMT
Longtime Del Mar employee David Martinez, who rescued a boy from a burning trailer this summer, will be honored by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority at the group's annual awards banquet Dec. 3.

Sinatra Leaving Parx to Take MJC Position

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:16:56 GMT
Sal Sinatra, director of racing at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania, is leaving to take the position of vice president and general manager of the Maryland Jockey Club, which is owned by The Stronach Group.

New Jersey to Press On for Sports Betting

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:09:18 GMT
Sports betting at Monmouth Park will have to await another day in court following a decision Nov. 21 by the United States District Court granting an injunction stopping the Oceanport racetrack from taking such wagers.

Ben's Cat Faces Tough Task in Fabulous Strike

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:29:23 GMT
If the amazing Ben's Cat is going to make it back-to-back victories in the $200,000 Fabulous Strike Handicap on Thanksgiving Eve at Penn National, he'll will have to defeat one of the toughest fields he has faced recently.

JJ and Anna and Their Long Journey Together

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:44:44 GMT
When Anna Simms saw 2011 Bay Shore Stakes winner J J's Lucky Train in for $5,000, she felt an obligation to do something about it.

Median Rises at Goffs Breeding Stock Opener

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:00:46 GMT
A strong opening day of Goffs November breeding stock sale Nov. 21 was topped by the Aga Khan Studs' Hazariya, who sold to Oliver St. Lawrence for 480,000 euros ($594,740 in United States funds).

Cigar Mile Stakes Card Fields Taking Shape

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:53:59 GMT
Fields are taking shape for the Nov. 29 Cigar Mile (gr. I) stakes program at Aqueduct Racetrack, featuring four graded events worth a combined $1.7 million.

Suffolk Eyes Simulcast License for Next Year

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:50:09 GMT
Suffolk Downs, which ended live racing for good earlier in the fall and laid off the majority of the track's remaining employees on Nov. 20 is now investigating ways to remain open as a simulcast-only facility in 2015.

AHC: Impact of Immigration Order Unclear

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:32:18 GMT
The impact of an executive order on immigration issued by President Obama on the horse industry remains unclear, the American Horse Council said Nov. 21.

Indiana Reports Multiple Medication Sanctions

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:48:38 GMT
After eliminating a backlog of drug testing samples from Thoroughbred races, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission announced a long list of sanctions levied against trainers from Aug. 1 through the end of October.

Wild Again Still Impacting the Breeders' Cup

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:43:11 GMT
Thirty years after winning the first Breeders' Cup Classic, Wild Again is still relevant, counting high-profile runners Bayern, Just a Way, Fed Biz, and Vicar's in Trouble among his headlining descendants in 2014.

Broadcaster Edwards to Emcee Eclipse Awards

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:13:40 GMT
Jeannine Edwards, a sports broadcaster for ESPN and ABC, will host the Eclipse Awards presentations Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

Monmouth, Atlantic City Granted 2015 Dates

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:28:38 GMT
The 2015 Thoroughbred racing season in New Jersey will again begin at Atlantic City Race Course, according to schedules approved Nov. 20 by the New Jersey Racing Commission.

Moore, Ortiz Line Up for HK Jockey Battle

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:54:51 GMT
Ryan Moore, currently topping the Longines World's Best Jockey rankings, heads the list of riders invited for the Dec. 10 Longines International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley in Hong Kong.

Indiana Grand Approved for 120 Dates in 2015

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:43:22 GMT
Indiana Grand Race Course will offer 120 programs of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing in 2015 under a schedule approved Nov. 17 by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.

Goffs Registers Record-Breaking Foal Sale

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:14:39 GMT
Totals for the four-day auction in Ireland represented a 52% spike compared with last year.

First Win for United States at Charles Town

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:49:37 GMT
Florida stallion United States had his first reported winner the evening of Nov. 20 when 2-year-old Melvian Star graduated in the third race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

Torrid Martin Resumes Golden Gate Hot Streak

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:43:26 GMT
With the start of a new week of racing Nov. 20, trainer John F. Martin continues to win races at a remarkable rate at the Golden Gate Fields fall meeting.

Bear No Joke After Repeat in Kennedy Road

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:47:42 GMT
Bear No Joke will attempt to end a streak of three successive runner-up finishes as he defends his title in the $200,000 Kennedy Road Stakes (Can-II) Nov. 23 at Woodbine.


Harness Link Featured News

Solid trotting action at Vincennes and Mauquenchy

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:48:19 GMT
32/1 outside long shot El Mago Pellini (5m Chocolatier-My Intuition) took today’s Gr. III Prix de Chenonceaux (€100,000 purse, 2700 meters, 18 starters, 1.13.3kr) at Paris-Vincennes holding on for a half-length win over favorite 1.1/1 Athos des Elfes (4m Ganymede-Lazio du Bourg) and Joel Van Eeckhaute....

Kevin Switzer, Jr. scores 1,500th win at Scarborough

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:44:21 GMT
Scarborough, Maine - Kevin Switzer, Jr. registered a milestone moment at Scarborough Downs on Saturday (11-22) as the man in the blue and black harness racing colors scored the 1500th win of his driving career, behind the front-end speed of the veteran pacer Fulla Fire....

Follow The Stars heading to Victoria Derby

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:35:00 GMT
One thing Australian harness racing trainers got tired of seeing last year was the sight of Follow The Stars disappearing up the track on his way to winning their 2 year old classics....

The Breeders Crown & Bob McIntosh- Perfect Together

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:10:20 GMT
He has raced more than 100 different horses in the Breeders Crown, earned $6 million in purses and collected 15 trophies over the past 30 years, but for trainer Bob McIntosh the opportunity to add to his remarkable Crown ledger means more to him with every passing year....

Miracle Mile field finalised

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:02:00 GMT
The field for harness racing’s ultimate speed test, next week’s Miracle Mile, has been announced....

Marcia Hamilton reflects on first Breeders Crown

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:58:21 GMT
Thirty years ago, on a similar fall Saturday afternoon, Marcia Hamilton was doing what so many caretakers around the country are doing right now: getting their horses ready to race. But in her case, she took care of the morning-line favorite in the inaugural $481,000 Breeders Crown sophomore trot, one in a three-horse Nordin Stable entry, named Baltic Speed....

Roosevelt Raceway book signing a big hit in NY

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:55:00 GMT
Huntington, NY ---- An estimated 150 harness racing stars and fans alike came out to the Book Revue in Huntington, N.Y. for the press conference and book signing of Roosevelt Raceway Where It All Began by authors Victoria Howard, Billy Haughton and Freddie Hudson....

Canadian Round-Up: Woodbine, Fraser & more

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:43:00 GMT
There were some new sophomores in the winner's circle during the second round of the Autumn Series on Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack....

Sue Fee Stake pleasant split at Balmoral Park

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:35:00 GMT
Saturday’s re-scheduled Sue Fee stake at Balmoral Park came up with enough harness racing entries to split the ICF filly and mare event into a pair of $13,250 divisions, something I projected to likely occur a few days ago....

Sebastian K sharp in Meadowlands qualifier

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:28:20 GMT
There were just a few (five) qualifiers on a blustery Breeders Crown Saturday morning at The Meadowlands held under sunny skies with temperatures in the mid- 30's and a considerable cross-wind. ...

Y Mach Me laughs at field at Northfield

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:40:00 GMT
Y Mach Me was the winner in Northfield's weekly top distaff event when she crossed the wire a winner in the $12,500 Fillies and Mares Open on Friday (November 21) at Northfield Park. She is trained by Pat Karcher for Carey, Ohio owner Lucky Draw Racing Stable. Ronnie Wrenn Jr. was in the sulky....

Plenty of action in Saratoga Spa Loyalty Series

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:40:00 GMT
There were three divisions of the second leg of the Spa Loyalty Claiming Series on Friday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway....

Marathon Day wires field at Harrah's

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:40:00 GMT
Upper-level conditioned filly and mare harness racing pacers took the stage for the featured $20,000 event on a cold Friday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia....

Stuey earns Miracle Mile berth

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:02:00 GMT
Noted speedster Suave Stuey Lombo has sealed his position in harness racing’s premier sprint – SEW-Eurodrive Miracle Mile....

Sayitall BB wires field in $593,750 Breeders Crown

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:58:00 GMT
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Leaving from post 8, Sayitall BB gained control of the race early and held her harness racing foes at bay as she advanced to a 1:50.3 score in the $593,750 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Filly Pace Final at the Meadowlands Friday. ...