February 7, 2014
The theme for the second running of the Dogwood Classic was announced today on Play 103.7's "Jack & Melissa's" Richmond based morning show and tailgating attendees that have an affinity for James Bond and casino type activities will be pleased.
February 4, 2014
With the second annual Dogwood Classic just two months away, Colonial Downs has announced a special incentive offer to partygoers who purchase tailgate spaces before the end of February.
December 3, 2013
Colonial Downs and the Blue Knights Chapter XVII from the Tri-Cities area of Central Virginia will partner for the second straight year in an effort to raise funds for several important non-profits at the second annual Dogwood Classic on April 5th.
November 11, 2013
A day of world class steeplechase racing and trackside tailgating will return to Colonial Downs on Saturday April 5th as the second annual Dogwood Classic helps usher in the area’s spring outdoor festival season.
October 27, 2013
Blueridge Adalia and Candid Photo won Virginia-bred divisional titles for the second straight year Sunday as three year olds as Colonial Downs closed out its 16th annual fall harness racing season with the $380,000 “Day of Champions” card.
October 25, 2013
Candid Photo, Eloise Eden and Blueridge Adalia, champion two year old Virginia-breds in 2012, each won their respective three year old prep races last weekend in advance of this Sunday’s 16th annual Virginia Harness “Day of Champions” program at Col
October 24, 2013
Omaha Survivor shook off three straight runner-up finishes and returned to the winners circle for the first time since opening weekend by capturing Thursday’s $3,500 co-featured conditioned pace at Colonial Downs.
October 20, 2013
Candid Photo, Eloise Eden and Blueridge Adalia, champion two year old Virginia-breds in 2012, each won their respective $5,000 three year old prep races Sunday afternoon at Colonial Downs. A total of $380,000 in purse monies will be up for grabs among ei
October 23, 2013
Leading driver Chris Page directed Le-Sirenuse to his fifth straight victory at the Colonial Downs fall meet in wire to wire fashion Wednesday afternoon against five other pacers.
October 16, 2013
Hillbilly Desire took advantage of a perfect pocket trip and well timed move in the stretch to capture the $4,500 second leg of the Juniors Pacing Series Wednesday at Colonial Downs.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:25:44 GMT
Jockey Pat Day reached the pinnacle of the sport during his 30-plus-year career, but for all his accomplishments on the racetrack, including a victory in the 1992 Kentucky Derby, he is best-known for his personal testimony.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:01:25 GMT
Hansel, at the ripe old age of 26, is the oldest living Preakness and Belmont winner.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT
A kiss is typically synonymous with romance and affection. But when it's your horse's spine that's doing the kissing, it's also synonymous with pain and poor performance. "Kissing spines" is traditionally treated surgically under general anesthesia, which carries its own risks, ranging from the dangers of recovery to death. But t...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:09:33 GMT
A son of Tapit topped the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale April 22 on a bid of $725,000 from Mike Repole.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:01:51 GMT
Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course reportedly are close to an agreement under which Gulfstream would lease Calder's racing operations and the two tracks would stop their head to head weekend racing.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:13:38 GMT
It's a long way from 3 1/2-furlong races for $1,500 claimers at Shenandoah Downs to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. But Jim Miller is on track to make that journey with his 3-year-old filly Aurelia's Belle.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:12:48 GMT
Find out the latest on the contenders for the May 2 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands by reviewing these daily updates from Churchill Downs and its Derby media team.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:11:51 GMT
The Hancock family's Claiborne Farm has become the signature sponsor of Keeneland's Breeders' Futurity (gr. I), to be held Saturday, Oct. 4. The purse will increase from $400,000 to $500,000.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:28:07 GMT
The Louisiana State Racing Commission has scheduled a special meeting for May 1 to consider the license Churchill Downs Inc. holds to operate Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and a ring of OTB parlors with video poker.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:42:46 GMT
Sunday Silence and Easy Goer battled through the Triple Crown 25 years ago.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:32:42 GMT
Gold Case, a dual stakes-winning son of Forty Niner, was euthanized April 21 due to complications from a ruptured disc in his back after covering a mare. He was 20.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:01:26 GMT
Stella Perdomo's 7-year-old gelding Forte Dei Marmi has the distinction of being the only grade I winner in the full 14-horse field set for the April 26 Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:54:01 GMT
If trainer Art Sherman seems calm for a Triple Crown newcomer who figures to be saddling this year's Kentucky Derby favorite in California Chrome, some of that confidence traces to his star's racing foundation.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:12:52 GMT
Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) winner Euphrosyne will not be entered in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), trainer Asmussen confirmed April 22.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:10:15 GMT
Hawthorne, Keeneland, Aqueduct, Australia, Japan, Charles Town Races and More.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:02:55 GMT
Los Alamitos is embarking on a series of improvements designed to help the Cypress, Calif., racetrack play a more major role in the Southern California Thoroughbred picture.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:58:00 GMT
Atlantic City Race Course begins its short all-turf racing season April 24 with the customary full fields in six races.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:49:56 GMT
A number of Argentina's prominent farms are partnering to present their best yearlings at public auction May 6-8 during the Argentina premier sale at Tattersalls de Palermo.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:42:17 GMT
23-year-old Go for Gin is the oldest living Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner based in North America.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:53:19 GMT
Iowa has removed a restriction requiring Iowa-registered stallions to be owned by in-state residents, and breeders believe the legislative change with foster growth in the program.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:40:30 GMT
Fire With Fire, winner of the San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. IIT) March 22, will bid for a third consecutive win April 25 in an intriguing field for the $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes at Santa Anita April 25.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:50:00 GMT
The opening of the 2014 Thoroughbred season at Hastings Racecourse April 27 will officially mark the 125th anniversary of racing in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:47:37 GMT
Last Tuesday afternoon (April 15), I had the privilege of going to Keeneland and visiting Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) hopeful Rosalind at trainer Kenny McPeek's barn.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:42:53 GMT
Reigning two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who opened his 2014 campaign with a win in the April 11 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland, worked a half-mile in a bullet :47 3/5 April 22 at the Lexington track.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:45:35 GMT
NBC Sports Group announced April 22 that Olympic figure skaters Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinksi have been added to its coverage of the 2014 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), it was announced April 22.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:51:20 GMT
Frost Giant is paying off for Andrew Cohen.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:54:55 GMT
Hall of Fame member and champion sprinter Safely Kept was euthanized the morning of April 22 at Lyn Burleson's Burleson Farms near Midway, Ky., due to the infirmities of old age. She was 28.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:28:28 GMT
Controversial on-track pharmacies being promoted by Stronach
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:01:39 GMT
Horse Racing Radio Network announced April 22 it has reached an agreement with Yahoo! Sports Radio to carry the network's 2014 Triple Crown broadcasts on more than 70 Yahoo! Sports Radio affiliates across the U.S.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:07:18 GMT
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s marathon four-day spring sale of 2-year-olds in training hustled out of the blocks April 21 in Ocala, Fla.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:43:00 GMT
Matt Zuccarello--yes, Zuccarello-- reined the harness racing winner of Monticello Raceway's 16th annual Passover Pace on Tuesday afternoon, April 22. He hustled his charge Winsmith Molly up to collar the pacesetter-- Sam's Fortune and driver Alan Charles-- in the final strides and walked away with the box of matzohs. ...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:43:00 GMT
The secret is out. Kayla Grace has quietly gone undefeated in 15 lifetime starts, racing under the radar in Michigan. ...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:22:00 GMT
Top New Zealand filly Supersonic Miss has been installed as a $1.70 favourite for the $A322,000 APG 2yo Fillies Final after landing barrier one for the Group One feature at Menangle on Sunday....
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:34:00 GMT
Dylan Ferguson achieved the biggest win of his career when he won the $25,000 North Island Country Cups Final at Hawera on Easter Monday....
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:01:00 GMT
TASMANIAN harness racing trainer-driver James Rattray is confident his stable star Beautide can end his season on a high by winning the $100,000 Len Smith Mile at Menangle on Sunday afternoon. ...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 GMT
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:44:17 GMT
Victoria's leading Metropolitan trainer David Aiken will take a strong team to Coolamon's all trotters day on Anzac Day as part of Harness Racing NSW's Carnival Of Cups. Aiken will have a two pronged attack in the $25,000 La Coocaracha, a feature mares event with Spidergirl and Vics Cheval both engaged. ...
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:42:17 GMT
Billie de Montfort won tonights' Gr. II Prix Masina at Paris-Vincennes for Eric Raffin....
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:12:00 GMT
Ray Hall completed his harness racing sweep of the Bobby Weiss series at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for three and four-year-old colts, stallions, and geldings on the trot by dominating in the $30,000 final on Tuesday night. ...
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:12:00 GMT
ANDERSON, Ind.-April 22, 2014 - Keep It Real made the final start of his racing career a winning one as he scored with driver Ross Leonard in the featured event, the $15,000 Polar Vortex pacing series final, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, April 22....
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:50:18 GMT
YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, April 22, 2014-Foiled Again landed post position No. 3 for Yonkers Raceway's $567,000 final of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series Saturday night. ...
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:12:00 GMT
HARRINGTON, Del. - Robert Winkelman's Paradise Lost ($4.20) benefited from a pocket trip to earn a narrow win in 1:54.2 in the featured $17,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway as one of five driving winners for Allan Davis....
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:08:18 GMT
After watching That Woman Hanover recover from a mid-season slump and finish 2013 with three consecutive wins, trainer Dan Altmeyer is looking forward to the filly's 3-year-old campaign. ...
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:48:17 GMT
Pacing superstar Im Themightyquinn has thrown off the effects of injuries and illness and is poised to make a triumphant return to racing by proving too fast for his eight rivals in the $21,000 Memorial Day Stakes at Gloucester Park on Friday night, despite the significant disadvantage of starting from the outside of the front line in the 2130m feature event....
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:21:00 GMT
ROCHESTER, NH — Legislators in Concord are currently debating Senate Bill 366, which seeks to allow for the selection and operation of two casinos in New Hampshire, including the operation of video slot machines and table games....