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

Passing Some Time at Belmont and Keeneland

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:21:37 GMT
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III) and Fayette Stakes (gr. II).

NJ Sports Betting Put on Hold by Court Order

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:48:46 GMT
A temporary restraining order requested by professional sports leagues has put New Jersey's plans to allow sports betting on hold. The state had planned to begin taking wagers Oct. 26.

Fair Grounds Ordered to Restore Purse Funds

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:48:26 GMT
The Louisiana Racing Commission Oct. 21 ordered Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots to restore $2.7 million in purse supplements from video poker revenue for the upcoming Thoroughbred meet.

The Big Apple's Big Vote

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:33:25 GMT
The outcome of this year's New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association could significantly change the priorities of the owners and trainers organization.

Ward Sends Talented Duo to Juvenile Turf

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:29:57 GMT
Hootenanny has proven himself against talented juvenile turf runners in Europe and Luck of the Kitten banked a graded stakes at Santa Anita, giving trainer Wesley Ward two good chances to land his first Breeders' Cup win.

Lab: Delays Followed Suspicious Samples Spike

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:21:06 GMT
Officials at a Lexington equine drug-testing laboratory blamed recent long delays in processing samples on a spike of nearly 100 times the number of usual suspicious results this year compared with 2013.

Chrome Facing Retirement With Poor BC Effort

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:01:20 GMT
The racing career of California Chrome would come to an end with a poor performance in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 1, one of his owners said in a published report.

WinStar Buys Half Interest in Daredevil

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:37:29 GMT
The deal means the leading 2-year-old son of More Than Ready will eventually stand at the Central Kentucky farm, alongside his sire.

Midnight Lucky Out of F&M Sprint, Retired

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:59:44 GMT
Dual grade I winner Midnight Lucky has been withdrawn from consideration for the DraftKings Breeder's Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) following a six-furlong workout Oct. 24 and will be retired, trainer Bob Baffert confirmed.

Dayatthespa Silenced All Doubters

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:48:57 GMT
The chestnut daughter of City Zip had been overlooked at a 2-year-olds in training sale for immaturity, offset knees, and a wider than typically accepted way of walking in front. She has since soared above all expectations

Ruler of The World to Coolmore Stud for 2015

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:48:49 GMT
Ruler of The World, winner of the 2013 Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I), has been retired from racing and will stand in 2015 at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.

Moreno in Sharp Breeders' Cup Classic Drill

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:29:46 GMT
Whitney Stakes (gr. I) winner Moreno drilled six furlongs in 1:12 3/5 Oct. 24 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

Don't Tell Sophia, Ria Antonia Drill for BC

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:21:20 GMT
Don't Tell Sophia and Ria Antonia, pre-entered for the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) Oct. 31, turned in half-mile breezes Oct. 24 at Keeneland.

HRRN Plans 17 Hours of Breeders' Cup Coverage

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:06:15 GMT
Horse Racing Radio Network, the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, Ky., plans to to provide 17 hours of live Breeders' Cup coverage from Santa Anita Park beginning Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Gutsy Lankan Rupee Makes All in Manikato

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:35:02 GMT
Lankan Rupee, Australia's newly minted Horse of the Year and champion sprinter, blasted from the starting gate at Moonee Valley Oct. 24 and held on for a narrow victory in the Aus$1 million Manikato Stakes (Aus-I).

Migliore Elected to TRF Board of Directors

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:27:39 GMT
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation has elected TV racing analyst and former jockey Richard Migliore to its board of directors.

Winery to Sponsor BC Juvenile Fillies

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:22:39 GMT
14 Hands Winery will be the name-in-title sponsor of the $2 million 14 Hand Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) Nov. 1.

Mr. Besilu to Texas' Eureka Thoroughbred Farm

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:19:22 GMT
Mr. Besilu, a $4.2 million yearling by A.P. Indy out of three-time grade I winner Balance, has been retired and will stand at Mike Grossman's Eureka Thoroughbred Farm in Texas for $2,000 in 2015.

Presque Isle Horsemen Payments Delayed

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:06:28 GMT
Horsemen owed $2.2 million in purses and owner rewards and an unknown amount from claiming transactions from the Presque Isle Downs meeting completed Sept. 25 are awaiting checks and looking for answers.

Pedigree Analysis: Pivotal Point

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:53:52 GMT
Pivotal has enjoyed a level of success that could not have been predicted from his race record and pedigree.

TimeformUS Weekend Plays: The G2 Fayette

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:48:40 GMT
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays: The Grade 2 Hagyard Fayette Stakes at Keeneland

Meadowlands Cancels Friday Card

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:08:22 GMT
The Meadowlands Racetrack has canceled its six-race Thoroughbred program for Friday, Oct. 24. Heavy rains have plagued coastal New Jersey and New England the past couple days forcing the cancellation of the all-turf card.

Distorted Humor Tops WinStar Stallion Fees

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:31:31 GMT
WinStar Farm announced 2015 stud fees for most of its 22-stallion roster, which is headed again by leading sire Distorted Humor at $100,000 stands and nurses, and includes a new fee for leading freshman sire Super Saver.

Zia Park Hosts New Mexico Classic Cup Series

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:53:24 GMT
A full field of 12 is set to go in the $180,000 Rocky Gulch New Mexico Classic Cup Championship, which headlines a rich 12-race card for New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses Oct. 26 at Zia Park.

Bel's Starlet, 27, Dies at Our Mims

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:43:11 GMT
Bel's Starlet, a multiple stakes winner who finished third in the 1993 Gamely Handicap (gr. IT), died Oct. 23 at the age of 27 at Our Mims Retirement Haven near Paris, Ky., where she had lived since 2007.

Pletcher Pair Heads Turnback the Alarm

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:15:39 GMT
Todd Pletcher appears to hold a strong hand in the $200,000 Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr. III) at Belmont Park Oct. 26 with the duo of Teen Pauline and Dame Dorothy, who are both riding three-racing winning streaks.

Churchill Downs Fall Meet Begins Oct. 26

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:03:28 GMT
Cooler temperatures and the leaves changing colors signify the return of live horse racing to the Louisville area as Churchill Downs, the historic home of the Kentucky Derby, opens for its 125th fall meet Sunday, Oct. 26.

Texas Sire Scrimshaw Relocates to Keen Farms

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:49:55 GMT
Graded stakes winner and graded stakes sire Scrimshaw has been relocated to Dallas and Donna Keen's Keen Farms near Burleson, Texas, for the 2015 breeding season.

Tommy Town to Stand GI Winner Boisterous

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:37:50 GMT
Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, in partnership with Gary Barber, will stand new stallion Boisterous for the 2015 breeding season at Tom and Debi Stull's farm near Santa Ynez, Calif.

Will Take Charge to Stand for $30,000

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:27:30 GMT
Three Chimneys Farm announced champion Will Take Charge will stand for a $30,000 fee during his inaugural season at the Versailles, Ky., farm in 2015.

Harness Link Featured News

Ross Payne quickly back in the winners circle

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:03:00 GMT
Some harness racing horses always seem to be ignored by the punters around the country regardless of how they perform....

Clear Vision noses out "Foiled" in Dayton Derby

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:38:00 GMT
In one of the classic harness racing stretch drives of the year, Clear Vision and driver Tim Tetrick nosed out Foiled Again and Yannick Gingras in winning the Grand Circuit inaugural $122,000 Dayton Pacing Derby....

Burke trains five winners at Hoosier Park

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:41:00 GMT
ANDERSON, Ind.  - Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to a stakes-filled card on Friday, October 24 as Grand Circuit racing action made a stop at Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval for the third time this season. ...

Yonkers features to Set Me Up & Melady's Monet

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:36:00 GMT
YONKERS, NY, Friday, October 24, 2014--Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $35,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--one for distaff pacers and one for any trotter with acceptable street cred--were won by a pocketed Set Me Up (George Brennan, $6) and a two-move Melady's Monet (Jason Bartlett, $6.10)....

Six wins for Jim Morrill, Jr. at Batavia

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:36:00 GMT
Batavia, NY---One of the finer harness racing fields of top class trotters was assembled on Friday night (Oct. 24) at Batavia Downs and although the race had the look of a competitive contest, Lutetium proved once again he's one tough trotter to beat as he won the $9,500 Open feature. ...

Top trotter & pacer qualify at Mohawk Raceway

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:37:00 GMT
Former Pepsi North America Cup and Maple Leaf Trot winners highlighted an action-packed qualifying session Friday morning at Mohawk Racetrack....

Judge puts halt to start of NJ sports betting

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:30:00 GMT
TRENTON — Monmouth Park was expecting thousands of extra gamblers Sunday looking to place legal bets on NFL games for the first time in New Jersey history....

Mayor of Reporoa has another smart horse

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:14:00 GMT
Well known Reporoa harness racing enthusiast Danny McGill has had a lot of smart horses over the years and in last nights Alexandra Park winner Elliesjet  he seems to have another one to keep the bank manager happy....

Somwheroverarainbow returns to winning ways

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:06:21 GMT
Ted Gewertz and Diamond Creek Racing's Somwherovrarainbow (David Miller) regained her winning ways at Harrah's Philadelphia on Friday afternoon....

Neil Pilcher nabs one on his birthday

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:00:00 GMT
A treble of wins for the All Stars team was highlighted by memorable results for Mickey Ward and the Patterson family and for Neil Pilcher who posted a win on his 77th birthday - as well as Matt Anderson posting his first win at Addington watched by his sponsor and family friend, Ray Coupland. ...

Big on ability but not ringcraft

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:44:00 GMT
Colourful racecaller Mark McNamara described dramatic pacer Cody Singer as a “weirdo” after making hard work of winning his second race in six starts at Addington on Friday, October 24....

Murderers Row hits another homer at Meadows

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:00:00 GMT
WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 24 -- Murderers Row mowed 'em down again Friday at The Meadows, capturing her second straight in a late-closing series for freshman filly trotters. Best Glider recovered from an early break to gain her second series victory while Phabaj Hanover and RV Janet also took $12,500 splits....

Refund notice: Nuncio barred from bets in Yonkers Trot

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:36:19 GMT
YONKERS, NY, - An important wagering/refund notice from Yonkers Raceway....

OJC seeks volunteers for working group

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:30:21 GMT
As the Program Administrator of the Horse Improvement Program, Ontario Horse Racing is seeking volunteers to participate in a Working Group. The mandate of this group is to develop a number of ideas and scenarios to address the declining horse supply for the 2017 Standardbred Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Program....

Is it too early to speculate on HOTY in USA?

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:00:00 GMT
This time last year Bee A Magician was number one in the harness racing Top Ten Poll and about to draw off from Captaintreacherous. Unless she lost—an unlikely occurrence—the Horse Of The Year (HOTY) race was over....