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, 12 Mar 2014 02:21:18 GMT
Fueled by three seven-figure horses, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s selected sale of 2-year-olds in training March 11 shattered records.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:48:15 GMT
A surplus in the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund will allow Turfway Park to increase purses for allowance and maiden special weight races through the end of its winter/spring meet.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:18:27 GMT
New York racing regulators have a busy schedule of items to consider at their March 12 meeting, including adoption of final rules involving claiming races.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:03:54 GMT
Within minutes of each other, colts by Giant's Causeway and Tapit each sold for $1.6 million, the day's highest price at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. selected sale of 2-year-olds in training March 11.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:40:01 GMT
A Malibu Moon colt, who is a half brother to grade II winner Spellbound, was purchased by agent Demi O'Byrne for $1.3 million during the March 11 Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s selected sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:33:49 GMT
Drs. Bowman, Louis Merryman offer new stallion operation in Maryland.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:28:36 GMT
Stallion business growing at Leigh Ann and Kerry Hopper's RichWine Farm.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:48:28 GMT
Historic Big 'Cap was racing at its best.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:00:44 GMT
Jezki took full advantage of a lackluster effort by defending winner Hurricane Fly and captured the Champion Hurdle Challenge at the Cheltenham Festival on March 11.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:25:11 GMT
William Shively's Dixiana Farm of Lexington has become the signature sponsor of two turf stakes at Keeneland Racecourse -- the Elkhorn (gr. IIT) that will be run April 25 and the Oct. 5 Bourbon (gr. IIIT).
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:07:29 GMT
Tampa Bay Downs, Santa Anita, Australia, Gulfstream Park, Delta Downs, Hong Kong and more.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:49:55 GMT
Gulfstream Park will become the first racetrack to use the graded stakes out-of-competition testing grant fund, beginning with the March 29 Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I), it was announced March 11.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:19:31 GMT
The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association has issued a call for its members to contact their legislators and voice opposition to several bills filed during the session that began March 10.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:22:02 GMT
"He was just getting better... He matured and had filled out nicely. He was more rounded and he was more settled."--trainer John Servis on Smarty Jones at the time of his Rebel Stakes win.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:00:00 GMT
The Kentucky Derby is only 53 days away now, and the quest for valuable qualifying points has intensified. Let's take a look at who's going where next.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:09:26 GMT
Over the past few days buyers and agents have scoured the packed OBS sales grounds in search of racing's next headliners.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:15:09 GMT
Important racehorse Native Diver is being exhumed from the former Hollywood Park racetrack and will be moved to a new resting place in Southern California.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:31:24 GMT
The New York Racing Association is at some unknown date losing its board chairman as it looks in the next year or so to move from a state-run entity back to a privately held corporation.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:52:52 GMT
Designer Soxx, a daughter of Half Ours, sold for the highest price, $75,000, at the Stars of Tomorrow 2-year-olds in training sale March 9 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:37:18 GMT
Mining My Own, dam of 2009 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird and 2012 Kentucky Derby runner-up and three-time grade I winner Dullahan, gave birth to a bay filly from the first crop of Bodemeister.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:33:26 GMT
Several new horses appear on Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen this week, including a new number one. Steve expands on thoughts of California Chrome's start out of the gate in the San Felipe Stakes.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:33:10 GMT
Steve Haskin discusses the Kentucky Derby path of Honor Code. Honor Code has not started this year due to set backs, but is entered in a race on Wednesday.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:30:34 GMT
The Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has signed 10-year racing agreements with the under-construction Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course and ThistleDown Racino, formerly known as Thistledown.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:10:02 GMT
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Mucho Macho Man was honored as 2013 Florida-bred Horse of the Year the Florida Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association awards gala March 9 in Ocala, Fla.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:46:44 GMT
Southwest Stakes winner breezes easy half mile for the March 15 Rebel Stakes.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:30:21 GMT
The Name's Jimmy, who set a stakes record in the 1992 American Derby (gr. IIT), was euthanized March 7 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, Ky. due to increasingly severe mobility issues.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:53:45 GMT
Simulcast and online wagering provider AmWest Entertainment has announced it will offer players an option to donate to Thoroughbred Charities of America directly from their AmWager player accounts.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:30:08 GMT
The 1992 American Derby record setter The Name's Jimmy died March 7 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, Ky.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:35:22 GMT
"Time to Ride," an effort to expose 100,000 new people to horses over a 100-day period, has been launched.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 02:19:37 GMT
Evan Hammonds recaps the historical Santa Anita Handicap, San Felipe Stakes, Gulfstream Park Handicap, and the Tampa Bay Derby.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 04:22:00 GMT
No one could begrudge owner Phillip Naughtin his moment of glory with Teo Enteo in the Ausmet Roofing Wagga Pacers Cup on Saturday night....
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 04:13:00 GMT
nter Dominion winning trainer James Rattray will head to Goulburn's meeting on Friday with a three pronged attack and is hoping talented mare Delightful Christian will lead the trio with another victory. Delightful Christian won her first race at Tabcorp Park Menangle last week and Rattray has confirmed he is considering a trip to Victoria for the daughter of Christian Cullen....
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 03:31:00 GMT
Nominations closed today with the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club for the running of the 2014 Muscara Standardbreds New Zealand Derby at Addington on Friday 11 April. ...
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:23:00 GMT
Star two-year-old Follow The Stars, who completed a hatrick of wins when taking out the Cardigan Bay $100,000 Young Guns Final at Alexandra Park on March 7, will now eye the rich Australian Pacing Gold Series....
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:48:00 GMT
In advance of yet another expected winter storm that is expected to dump several inches of snow throughout the Chicagoland area throughout the early morning hours, Balmoral Park has announced that the starting time for Wednesday's (March 12th) qualifiers has been moved back to 2 p.m. (central). ...
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:48:00 GMT
WASHINGTON, PA, March 11, 2014 -- First over from before the half, Partyatbartsplace ground out his second straight victory in Tuesday's Walter Russell Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Also capturing $15,000, second-leg splits in the series for 3- and 4-year-old pacing colts, horses and geldings were Mogul Hanover, who won his second straight in the Russell, and KR's Power Surge, a 25-1 surprise....
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:48:00 GMT
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - March 11, 2014 -- The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) together with Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment announce that beginning on November 14, 2014, a system will be implemented for taking entries that will reward those trainers who raced their horses predominantly at the Meadowlands during the period of March 28, 2014 through August 2, 2014....
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:57:00 GMT
Bob Sandford has owned standardbreds since the mid-1970s, but he and his wife Jennifer only started to get serious about ownership in the early 1990s....
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:56:17 GMT
Addington’s Met Multiplier has proven extremely popular since its inception some 20 months ago. Twenty-five pacers or trotters have now earned the Met Multiplier bonus with $7,500 paid out to each qualifying horse’s owners and trainers. ...
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:19:00 GMT
YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, March 11, 2014--...and the nominees are... ...
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:00:00 GMT
The first qualifiers of the 2014 racing season were held on Tuesday morning, March 11th, and the weather cooperated as the horses hit the track starting at 10:00 a.m. The track was listed as fast as the mild temperature was a balmy 44 degrees under brilliant sunshine....
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:16:18 GMT
Vernon, NY - Vernon Downs has named Michael Chamberlain their lead racecaller, as legendary announcer Jim Moran will retire after a half century in the broadcast box. ...
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:12:18 GMT
On Monday, March 10, the Northfield Park backstretch community conducted a ceremony in honor of their fellow horseman, 39 year-old Jarrod Duncan, who passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014....
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:37:00 GMT
Julians Caesar won the $9,500 Open Trot in Northfield Park’s sixth race on Monday (March 10). Ron Burke trains the seven year-old trotter for owners Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Chris Page was the winning driver. ...
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:42:16 GMT
Longtime racing official Ken Middleton, Sr. passed away Thursday, March 6 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. He was 67. ...