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

F-T October Yearling Sale Recap Day 1

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:32:09 GMT
Ian Tapp reviews the days results and catches up with Pope McLean Jr., director, business manager for Crestwood Farm and Bayne Welker, Fasig-Tipton vice president of sales.

F-T October Sale Gains Across Board at Opener

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:54:09 GMT
Topped by a $370,000 Super Saver ridgling, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's October yearling sale rang up increases across the board, but the buyback rate also climbed.

KY Necropsy Program Disproves 'Bad Step' Myth

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:50:57 GMT
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission necropsy program is continuing to provide evidence that many racehorses that suffer catastrophic injuries often have pre-existing conditions that lead to breakdowns.

Arqana Opens With Record Sales, Median Rise

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:07:19 GMT
Median showed a sharp increase on opening day of the Arqana October yearling sale, where a Dubawi colt sold for the highest price Oct. 20 at Deauville, France.

Sweet Reason Set for BC Filly and Mare Sprint

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:03:08 GMT
A strong Oct. 19 workout at Belmont Park by Sweet Reason has trainer Leah Gyarmati planning to send the Street Sense filly to this year's DraftKings Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I).

Rockingham Park Selling Most of Stable Area

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:49:10 GMT
The owners of Rockingham Park, which debuted as New England's first racetrack in 1906, are selling the majority of the stable area to a real estate developer.

Jockeys' Guild, RTCA Set Up Saez Family Fund

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:25:25 GMT
The Jockeys' Guild has partnered with the Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) to establish an account for funds for the family of apprentice jockey Juan Saez.

Claimer Seeking the Sherif Reaches BC Sprint

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:40:07 GMT
No one claiming a horse for $12,500 does so thinking that the horse will participate in a Breeders' Cup race. But that didn't stop Seeking the Sherif from earning his way into the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint Nov. 1.

U.S. Juvenile Turf Fillies Await Euro Attack

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:31:55 GMT
America looks to have a powerful contingent this year to turn back the Europeans in this year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT).

Bullet Move for Likely BC Juvenile Favorite

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:36:40 GMT
Zayat Stables homebred American Pharoah handily worked five furlongs in :58 3/5 on Monday, Oct. 20 as the son of Pioneerof the Nile continues work toward the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

Haskin: Time to Give Blame His Due

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:32:49 GMT
To most everyone, the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic was a punch in the gut, the end of a magical run that brought an eerie hush to the crowd at Churchill Downs.

Grade I Winner Alterite to Arqana Sale

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:28:28 GMT
French-bred Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) winner Alterite has been consigned to the Arqana December sale that takes place Dec. 6-9 in Deauville, France. She will be part of the Haras des Capucines consignment.

Colic: To Refer or Not to Refer

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Four out of every 100 horses colic each year, making it the most common equine emergency. While most cases do not require surgery, 7-10% of them do involve lesions that are only correctable through surgery.

Hillstar Shoots to Canadian International Win

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:17:54 GMT
British invader Hillstar blasted to the lead approaching midstretch and held on firmly for victory under jockey Ryan Moore in the $1 million Pattison Canadian International (gr. IT) Oct. 19 on the Woodbine turf.

Two-Time Champion Beholder Out of BC Distaff

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:17:25 GMT
Two-time champion Beholder spiked a temperature of 104 degrees the morning of Oct. 19 and will not be able to defend her title in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, trainer Richard Mandella said.

Just The Judge Earns E. P. Taylor Verdict

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:16:49 GMT
Favored Just The Judge, invading from Great Britain, appears headed for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) after powering through the Woodbine stretch to prevail in the $500,000 E. P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) Oct. 19.

Head May Continue Mile Success with Anodin

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:12:20 GMT
Head began his assault on the storied grass race in 1987-88, riding Miesque, then saddled Goldikova to three consecutive victories in 2008-10 after beginning a training career. Now, Goldikova's full brother could step up.

Maturing White Rose Blossoms in Dowager

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:04:09 GMT
White Rose emerged from a five-horse scramble in the final 50 yards to win the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager by a nose over lukewarm favorite Caroline Thomas Oct. 19 at Keeneland.

Fresh Native Bombshell Wins Ontario Fashion

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:42:48 GMT
Native Bombshell shook off the rust after a year's absence, coming from off the pace to get up by a neck over favored Disco Barbie in the $139,006 Ontario Fasion Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 19 at Woodbine.

Caspar Netscher Up in Time for Nearctic Win

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:19:10 GMT
British raider Caspar Netscher charged between rivals and drove down the center of the Woodbine stretch to win the $300,000 Nearctic Stakes (Can-IIT) Oct. 19.

Untapable Tops Worktab Sunday at Santa Anita

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:00:11 GMT
Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Untapable, who suddenly looms as a possible favorite in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) following the defection of Beholder, turned in a bullet five-furlong move at Santa Anita Oct. 19.

Shonan Pandora Wins Shuka Sho in Record Time

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:24:53 GMT
Shonan Pandora nabbed the final jewel of Japan's Triple Crown for fillies in record time, striking at 10-1 odds in the Shuka Sho (Jpn-I) Oct. 19 at Kyoto while denying Yushun Himba (Jpn-I, Japanese Oaks) winner Nuovo Record.

Southern Honey Headed for Filly & Mare Sprint

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:17:53 GMT
Ashbrook Farm's Southern Honey, runner-up in the Thoroughbred Club of America (gr. II) at Keeneland, will be pre-entered Monday, Oct. 20, in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I) to be run at Santa Anita.

Undrafted Drills 5 Furlongs for Turf Sprint

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:45:41 GMT
Wes Welker's Undrafted worked five furlongs in :59 1/5, best of 27 at the distance, on the fast main track at Keeneland Oct. 19 as he prepares for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Santa Anita Park.

Charm Spirit to Stand at Tweenhills in 2015

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:51:00 GMT
Three-time group I winner Charm Spirit will stand at stud at Tweenhills Farm and Stud in 2015, it was announced Oct. 19.

Managing and Preventing Transport-Associated Fever

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
From trips across the state to flights around the world, today's horses are regular globetrotters. And while most horses arrive at their destinations happy and healthy, some will arrive with some unwelcome baggage: a fever and possibly even clinical disease.

Russell Road Grabs Third WV Breeders' Classic

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 03:46:44 GMT
Mark Russell's popular 8-year-old gelding Russell Road, who hadn't won since May, turned the tables on heavy favorite Lucy's Bob Boy to win the West Virginia Breeders' Classic Oct. 18 for the third time in his career.

Fasig-Tipton: The October Sale Preview

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 01:20:05 GMT
Ian Tapp previews the Fasig-Tipton October Sale, including comments from Mark Taylor and Boyd Browning about October yearlings.

Demonstrative Takes Far Hills' Grand National

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:40:49 GMT
Demonstrative took a big step toward the 2014 Eclipse Award as the nation's outstanding steeplechase horse when he easily captured the $250,000 Grand National Oct. 18 at Far Hills, N.J., for his third straight grade I win.

Lane's End Acquires Interest in Tonalist

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:19:34 GMT
Lane's End Farm has purchased an interest in Robert S. Evans' two-time grade I-winning 3-year-old Tonalist.


Harness Link Featured News

Pinjarra win revives memories of former superstar

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:56:00 GMT
Memories of one of the greatest harness racing performers produced in the Southern Hemisphere came to the fore at Pinjarra yesterday....

All Stars bring out more reinforcements

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:57:00 GMT
The harness racing trials at Ashburton today saw the All Stars team produce several smart performers from last season, complimented by the odd new face....

Mike Saftic records 5,000th career victory

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:00:00 GMT
TORONTO, October 20 - On Monday evening at Woodbine Racetrack, harness racing driver Mike Saftic recorded his 5,000 career driving victory behind trotter Magic Shelley....

Wally is at it again

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:36:00 GMT
The legend that is harness racing’s very own Where’s Wally is growing by the day!...

Northfield features to Fiftyshadesdarker & Kirty Dream

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT
Fiftyshadesdarker took the $12,500 Open Pace on Monday (October 20) at Northfield Park. Brian Loney owns and trains the winning four year-old and enlisted the driving harness racing services of Ronnie Wrenn, Jr....

Promotions announced at Blue Chip Farms

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:20:00 GMT
Walkill, NY --- Blue Chip Farms today announced several promotions within the company’s senior management team....

Applications due for Dover Downs race meet

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:06:00 GMT
DOVER, Del. ---- Dover Downs is now accepting applications for those seeking to race during the upcoming 46th season which begins Sunday, Nov. 2. The six-month long meet continues through April 9, 2015....

Comeback Kings

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:55:00 GMT
Throughout the years, so many great harness racing comebacks have been achieved....

Conversation Boy, Rock The Nite repeat at Meadows

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:02:21 GMT
WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 20, 2014 -- Conversation Boy and Rock The Nite each captured his second straight split in Monday's late-closing series for freshman colt and gelding pacers at The Meadows and will advance to the final....

Stillings family produces another world champion

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:58:19 GMT
When it comes to horses, it's all about family bloodlines. Champions breed champions....

The Show Returns looks to the Three Diamonds

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:58:00 GMT
If her recent results are any indication, The Show Returns has arrived. But harness racing owner Richard Young says the reason the filly was slow to find the spotlight had more to do with unfortunate luck than lack of performance....

Euro trotter's latest Aussie daughter

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:02:00 GMT
Could this be the best bred….if not cutest…..harness racing filly of the year?...

$1.5 million in purses & bet incentives too at YK

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:24:21 GMT
YONKERS, NY, Monday, October 20, 2014-If more than $1.5 million in stakes money up for grabs Saturday night isn't enough incentive to watch and wager, Yonkers Raceway has added a bit more....

$100,000 finals highlight Harrington closing week

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:30:23 GMT
HARRINGTON, Del. - The final week of Harrington Raceway's 68th year of live racing will be headlined by the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $100,000 final events for 2-year-olds....

Napoleon Bar wins GP Freccia di Europa at Naples

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:52:21 GMT
Napoleon Bar (7m Varenne-Dalmazia-Coktail Jet) took today’s €110,000 Gran Premio Freccia d’Europa at Naples’ Ippodromo Agnano in Italy....