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

Qatar Sponsorship Boosts Goodwood Purses

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:52:56 GMT
England's Goodwood Racecourse has announced a 10-year partnership with Qatar that will result in more than £2 million invested in prize money for eight key races during the Qatar Goodwood Festival 2015.

Scholarship Named in Honor of Thornbury

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:04:59 GMT
The Horse Farm Workers' Educational Assistance Fund has announced the creation of the Jeffrey D. Thornbury, Jr. Memorial Scholarship.

Baffert Quartet Faces Shared Belief in Malibu

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:00:11 GMT
Bob Baffert will take four shots at champion Shared Belief in the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I), the featured event as Santa Anita Park kicks off its 2014-15 winter/spring meet the day after Christmas.

Awesome Baby Heads Speedy Field in La Brea

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:53:22 GMT
A two-time graded stakes winner earlier this year at Santa Anita Park, Awesome Baby will put her speed to the test when she returns to action in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) on opening day Dec. 26 at the Arcadia track.

Los Alamitos Concludes Successful Winter Meet

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:38:08 GMT
Los Alamitos Race Course ended a successful first winter Thoroughbred meet Dec. 21, averaging $5,640,866 in daily total combined mutuel handle during the 12-day stand, and showing a sizable gain in wagering out of state.

Strong Field Set for Mathis Brothers Mile

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:41:51 GMT
After a rare loss last time out, California-bred Red Outlaw will try to get back to his winning ways in the $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (gr. IIT) Dec. 26, opening day at Santa Anita Park.

Divine Oath, North Slope Meet in McKnight

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:21:36 GMT
Trainer Todd Pletcher will send out Divine Oath, a close-up third in the Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park, in the $100,000 W. L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIIT) Dec. 27 at Gulfstream Park.

Speechify Goes for Grade in Mr. Prospector

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:39:57 GMT
Fresh off of a victory in last month's Kenny Noe Jr. Stakes, Speechify will be the one to beat in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) Dec. 27 from Gulfstream Park.

13 for Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:14:46 GMT
Stakes winners My Magician, Miss Bullistic, and Sara Rocks are among 13 entered for the $125,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship for state-breds Dec. 26 at Laurel Park.

Clement Trio Looms Large in La Prevoyante

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:10:41 GMT
Christophe Clement is enjoying the best year of his career since going out on his own in 1991 with almost $9 million in purse earnings, including a first victory in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) with Tonalist.

Danon Platina Captures Asahi Hai Futurity

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:36:14 GMT
Danon Platina wrapped up Japan's champion 2-year-old male honors when capturing the Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes (Jpn-I) by three lengths Dec. 21 at Hanshin.

Champion High Chaparral Euthanized at 15

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:36:53 GMT
High Chaparral, a two-time U.S. champion, dual European classic winner, and prominent sire, has died in his native Ireland at age 15.

Trainer James DiVito Collects 1,000th Win

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:36:34 GMT
Veteran trainer James DiVito posted the 1,000th win of his career Dec. 20 when Jazzy Sun prevailed in the eighth race at Hawthorne Racecourse.

Gulfstream Builds Stalls for Displaced Horses

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:38:05 GMT
Gulfstream Park is beginning a large and quick project to build stalls with the goal of resolving a potential "homeless horses" crisis in South Florida.

Dortmund Wins Dramatic Los Alamitos Futurity

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:20:19 GMT
Odds-on choice Dortmund remained unbeaten by a slim margin as he nipped Firing Line and Mr. Z in a nail-biting finish to the first-ever $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) Dec. 20.

Asmussen, Albarado Team for Four-Win Day

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:38:08 GMT
Jockey Robby Albarado and trainer Steve Asmussen teamed for a four-win day Dec. 20 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

Leading Laurel Rider McCarthy Breaks Wrist

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:10:24 GMT
Leading Laurel Park jockey Trevor McCarthy sustained a broken right wrist when he was unseated after his mount swerved to miss a fallen horse as both were galloping out after the second race Dec. 20.

Favored Act of War Captures Cape Guineas

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:22:18 GMT
Brilliant 3-year-old Act of War justified his status as longtime favorite for the Grand Parade Cape Guineas (SAf-I) when scoring an authoritative win Dec. 20 at Kenilworth.

CHRB Eyes Scratching of Unreported Geldings

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:17:50 GMT
The California Horse Racing Board is considering a rule change that would result in the scratch of a horse that has been gelded since his last race if that information is not disclosed well in advance of the race.

Emerald Downs Purses to Rise 20% in 2015

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:37:34 GMT
Average daily purses at Emerald Downs will see an increase of approximately 20% for the 2015 live racing season at the Auburn, Wash. track.

OBS Winter Mixed Sale Catalog Now Online

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:33:01 GMT
The catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale, set for Jan. 28-29, is now available on the OBS website.

Bayern Turns in Bullet Move at Santa Anita

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:32:56 GMT
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern, a leading contender for Horse of the Year and male 3-year-old honors for 2014, worked four furlongs on Santa Anita's fast main track the morning of Dec. 19 in a bullet :46 1/5.

California Chrome Drills at Los Alamitos

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:22:23 GMT
California Chrome drilled a handy half mile in :49 flat at Los Alamitos Race Course Dec. 19 as he prepares for his 2015 debut in the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II).

Penn Mile Tops 193-Day Penn National Schedule

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:38:21 GMT
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has received approval from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission to conduct 193 days of live racing in 2015.

Travis Stone Named Churchill Downs Announcer

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:59:20 GMT
Travis Stone, race caller at Monmouth Park in 2014, has been named the new track announcer at Churchill Downs and will be the voice of the world-famous Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

Bridlewood Owner Malone Purchases Ballylinch

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:39:41 GMT
Bridlewood Farm owner John Malone has completed a deal to purchase Ballylinch Stud in County Kilkenny, Ireland, from the Mahony family's Killeen Group Holdings.

Pedigree Analysis: Milwaukee Brew

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:24:04 GMT
Milwaukee Brew's turf heritage has probably been an advantage in Canada, as the country's richest races are conducted on Polytrack and turf at Woodbine.

Old Friends to Receive Special Eclipse Award

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:23:39 GMT
The nonprofit Thoroughbred retirement center Old Friends will be presented the Special Eclipse Award at ceremonies Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

Britain's New Steroid Policy Change Delayed

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:18:55 GMT
Full implementation of an enhanced zero-tolerance policy regarding the use of anabolic steroids in Great Britain has been delayed until March 2015, the British Horseracing Authority announced Dec. 19.

Casino Would Negatively Impact Finger Lakes

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:41:38 GMT
The head of the horsemen's group at New York's Finger Lakes racetrack said the facility could be forced to close in the coming years unless state officials take action to protect it from a new commercial casino.

Harness Link Featured News

Canadian Round-Up: Rideau, Flamboro & more

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:18:00 GMT
Trotting mare Out Of The Hat ($3.00) notched her 15th win of the year and kicked off a training triple for Stephane Pouliot on Sunday night in the co-featured $6,500 Winners Over Handicap Trot at Rideau Carleton Raceway....

Prix Emile Roitteau to Amazone du Dollar

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:09:00 GMT
Sunday’s  Gr. II Prix Emile Roitteau (€120,000 purse, 2700 meters, 10 monte four year-old starters) went to 3/1 Amazone du Dollar (4f Ni Ho Ped d’Hombree-Magalie du Dollar-Archille) and Pierre-Yves Verva teaming for trainer Sylvain Roger....

Maiden had Group One All Under Control

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:34:00 GMT
Promising filly All Under Control lived up to her name in last Saturday night’s Empire Stallions Home Grown Classic at Tabcorp Park Melton....

Possible change of plans for Adore Me

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:21:00 GMT
Adore Me might be forcing harness racing trainer Mark Purdon into a corner ... a corner in Victoria....

HHA New England holds awards banquet

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:09:00 GMT
Medway, MA --- The Harness Horsemen's Association of New England held their 2014 awards banquet at the V.F.W. Post in Medway, Mass., on Saturday (Dec. 20) in front of a huge crowd that looked forward to the affair and also to the excitement that Plainridge Racecourse will be up and running for the 2015 season....

Aiken aiming high with Group One winner

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:44:00 GMT
While he won’t try to reach quite as high with Aimforthemoon, harness racing trainer David Aiken will chase several major targets with the promising youngster....

John Chapman, Jr., Kathleen Marshall died

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:09:00 GMT
Columbus, OH --- John Chapman Jr. died Dec. 19, 2014, at his home in Orchard Park, N.Y....

Campbell and Sowers claim title at Scarborough

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:20:22 GMT
Scarborough, Maine -  Closing Day marked the conclusion of the 2014 meet at Scarborough Downs on Sunday (12-21) with competitive racing and recognition of seasonal achievements being the hallmark of the day while the New England Harness Writers Association joined the track to help dole out the hardware....

Nathan Ford's greatest moment in racing

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:48:00 GMT
Exciting pacer Star Chamber gave young Tasmanian trainer-driver Nathan Ford his greatest moment in harness racing with an empathic win in the $40,000 Tasmania Cup at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart yesterday....

Luke Peter breaks long drought at start 100

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:26:25 GMT
Harness racing trainer Zane Medhurst has been waiting a while for his nine-year-old Luke Peter to win another race and it finally happened at his 100th start in Hobart yesterday....

Crazed four-year-old wins Criterium Continental

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:56:00 GMT
Europe’s best four year-olds squared off in today’s Gr. I Criterium Continental with a €240,000 purse, 2100 meters autostart, 18 starters with one scratch at Paris-Vincennes in the UET Masters Series) vying for its winners invitation to the Prix d’Amerique....

Ready Cash filly upsets Prix de Vincennes

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:36:00 GMT
Bird Parker (3m Ready Cash-Belisha-Fakir du Vivier)) scored a decisive six length victory in today’s Gr. I Prix de Vincennes (€240,000, 2700 meters monte, 13 starters) at Paris-Vincennes....

Wake Up Peter takes Meadowlands FFA again

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:30:00 GMT
Wake Up Peter entered tonight's $30,000 A-2/A-1/Free For All Handicap with two wins in his last four starts. He left the racetrack tonight three for his last five. ...

Canadian Round-Up: Northlands, Flamboro & more

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:15:00 GMT
After watching his horses compete from the sidelines for three long months with an ankle injury sustained in a racing accident, driver Kelly Hoerdt returned to the sulky this weekend and was back in the winner's circle on Saturday night at Northlands Park....

Fort Silky and Casey Leonard deliver at Balmoral

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:08:00 GMT
The circuit’s leading driver Casey Leonard got the trip he was looking for and the veteran ICF pacer Fort Silky delivered when called on in Saturday night’s $15,000 Invitational Handicap Pace at Balmoral Park....