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

2014 New Mexico Champions Announced

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:39:11 GMT
The New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association honored its 2014 Thoroughbred champions Jan. 22 during its Zia Awards Banquet at the Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque.

Leave the Light On Off Derby Trail

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:38:40 GMT
Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence's Leave the Light On, winner of last fall's Remsen Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack, has been forced off the Kentucky Derby trail after suffering an ankle injury.

Withers Favorite El Kabeir Breezes at Belmont

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:30:28 GMT
Jerome Stakes (gr. III) winner El Kabeir, likely favorite for the upcoming $250,000 Withers (gr. III), breezed five furlongs Jan. 30 over the training track at Belmont Park for trainer John Terranova.

Turfway Increases Purses, Adds Race Per Week

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:31:19 GMT
Turfway Park will increase purses effective Jan. 30 with a slight across-the-board bump and an extra race per week, officials said.

Early Claiming Activity Robust at Oaklawn

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:33:27 GMT
Oaklawn Park racing secretary Pat Pope predicted that claiming activity would be "very robust" during the 2015 meeting that began Jan. 15. So far, Pope is right.

Fair Grounds to Host 'Rosie Day' Feb. 21

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:21:32 GMT
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots plans a special tribute for four-time leading rider Rosie Napravnik Feb. 21.

First Reported Foal for Jimmy Creed

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:05:02 GMT
The first reported foal for Spendthrift Farm's Jimmy Creed, a grade I-winning son of Distorted Humor, is a filly born Jan. 17 in Wilmington, Ohio.

The Legacy of Gone West

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:15:19 GMT
The Mr. Prospector sire line has been an American institution since his first runners hit the races in 1978. Those descending from his son Gone West have remained relatively true to Mr. Prospector's gift of brilliant speed.

Honor Code, Top Billing Near 4YO Debuts

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:57:52 GMT
Knocked from last year's Triple Crown trail by injury just two weeks apart, both Honor Code and Top Billing are nearing their 4-year-old debuts this winter at Gulfstream Park.

Australia Expects 3.3% Drop in 2015 Foal Crop

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:42:27 GMT
A decline in active stallions seen so far during the 2014 Australian breeding season mirrors the decline seen in the North America. Unlike North America, however, there has been an additional slide in mares bred.

Average Up, Median Steady as Karaka Sale Ends

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:31:56 GMT
Topped by a Tartan Bearer colt for a sale record NZ$525,000 ($380,524 in United States funds) New Zealand Bloodstock's select yearling sale ended Jan. 30 with average slightly ahead of last year and median price even.

OBS March 2YO Sale Set for March 17-18

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:23:04 GMT
There are more than 600 horses cataloged for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March sale of 2-year-olds in training, to be held March 17-18.

Demonstrative in Aiken Thoroughbred HOF

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:21:59 GMT
Demonstrative, voted an Eclipse Award as champion steeplechase horse for 2014, will be inducted in to the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame.

Monmouth Announces 2015 Stakes Schedule

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:18:51 GMT
Led by the Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 2, Monmouth Park announced a graded stakes schedule worth $3.5 million for 2015. In addition, the popular bonus programs for owners and trainers will return.

Sabercat to Averett Farm in Louisiana

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:02:17 GMT
Sabercat, a son of Bluegrass Cat and winner of the 2011 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III), will stand the 2015 breeding season at Gerald Averett Jr.'s Averett Farm in Louisiana. His fee will be $3,500.

Charles Town Cancels Friday Evening Card

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:35:39 GMT
Due to winter weather with low temperatures and high winds expected to produce a wind chill well into single digits, live racing at Charles Town in West Virginia has been canceled for Friday night, Jan. 30.

Ohio Begins Examination of Medication Rules

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:56:10 GMT
As part of an examination of its equine medication rules, the Ohio State Racing Commission in February will begin hearing from various industry organizations involved in an effort to adopt uniform policies for all states.

Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon Rupture in Older Horses

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:00:00 GMT
Older horses can be at risk of sustaining an uncommon injury: acute rupture of the proximal (upper) superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) where the cannon bone meets the carpus (knee). This is because as horses age, the SDFT stiffens and becomes less elastic, decreasing its resistance to cyclic loading to the point that it can potentially tear.

Euro Exchange Tops Finale at OBS Winter Sale

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:22:11 GMT
Euro Exchange, an unraced 3-year-old colt by Exchange Rate, fetched $90,000 from Justin Casse, agent for Jim Stackpoole, to top the second and final day of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale Jan. 29 in Ocala, Fla.

Texas Red Set for Super Return in San Vicente

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:31:46 GMT
It may be Super Bowl Sunday but the eyes of the racing world will be on Texas Red as the overwhelming Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner returns to Santa Anita Park in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II).

Majestic Affair, Lindisfarne Win at Laurel

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:13:12 GMT
Majestic Affair lived up to his 2-5 odds when he romped to a 5 3/4-length win in the $100,000 Frank Whiteley Jr. Stakes over seven rival 3-year-olds Jan. 29 at Laurel Park.

TOBA January Member of the Month

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:35:39 GMT
2015 marks three decades as a Thoroughbred owner for Dr. Glen Warren.

Upstart is Uplifting for Joanne Nielsen

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:10:50 GMT
Despite the fact she has seven empty mares and has yet to decide which stallions to breed to this year, Joanne Nielsen has had an uplifting start to 2015. She is the breeder of Upstart, who won the Holy Bull (gr. II) Jan. 24.

KY Derby Winner Thunder Gulch Pensioned at 23

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:54:13 GMT
Thunder Gulch, champion 3-year-old male of 1995 and leading sire of 2001, has been retired from stallion duty at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. The 23-year-old is the sire of 96 stakes winners.

82 Supplements to F-T Winter Mixed Sale

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:50:56 GMT
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 82 entries in the supplemental catalog to the winter mixed sale that will be held in Lexington Feb. 8-9.

New Zealand Yearling Sale Continues Strong

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:36:51 GMT
Strong trade on the second day of New Zealand Bloodstock Limited's three-day select Sale at Karaka Jan. 29 has the average and median tracking ahead of last year's edition.

Soumillon Scores Group II Double at Meydan

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:01:45 GMT
Jockey Christophe Soumillon landed a group II double at the Dubai World Cup Carnival Jan. 29 at Meydan, winning both the Cape Verdi aboard Cladocera and the Al Rashidiya with Vercingetorix.

That Handicapping Show: The Martha Washington

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:17:43 GMT
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra preview the Martha Washington Stakes at Oaklawn Park, and the Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs.

Upgraded Marine Gives Canada 44 Graded Stakes

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:17:22 GMT
At the Jockey Club of Canada's Graded Stakes Committee annual review of the graded and listed stakes in Canada, the committee upgraded one listed race to bring the total to 44 graded stakes for 2015.

NTRA Meets With Treasury on Withholding Taxes

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:48:31 GMT
National Thoroughbred Racing Association officials met with a representative of the United States Department of Treasury Jan. 28 to discuss the racing industry's efforts to alter the pari-mutuel withholding tax structure.

Harness Link Featured News

Newcomer wins Open, Upsetter cops Series Final

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:52:00 GMT
LEBANON, OH. - Shine N Shimmer slid into town Friday night and captured the $16,500 Mares Open pace at Miami Valley Raceway in 1:52.3, just two-fifths of a second off the harness racing track record for aged pacing mares despite 26 degree temperatures and gusting winds....

Western Ideal mare easily in $35,000 feature

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:40:00 GMT
YONKERS, NY, Friday, January 23, 2015 - Favored Carolsideal and harness racing driver Dan Dube, offered up some first-over fisticuffs Friday night, handily winning Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 featured Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace....

Niatross knockout claiming series begins

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:26:00 GMT
HAMBURG, N.Y. --- The popular Niatross Knockout Claiming Series begins next Saturday at Buffalo Raceway and some of the pacers slated to participate got to eyeball their competition in four divisions of harness racing prep races on a frigid Friday night (January 30). ...

Latest news from Dover Downs

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:14:00 GMT
DOVER, Del. ---- Two longtime contributors to the Delaware Standardbred industry passed away recently. Ruth Bower Davis, 89, wife of the late reknown horseman Olin Davis, formerly of Harrington, Del., died peacefully in her sleep (1/17). A University of Delaware graduate, she drove horses as a hobby and was one of the early women to secure a USTA driver’s license. She was renown during the mid 20th century for helping to develop the famed stakes winner Quick Lady. Mrs. Davis served as Clerk of Course and Program Director at Harrington, Georgetown, Brandywine, Rosecroft and Laurel on-and-off for 40 years and was a Director of the Delaware Standardbred Development Fund until it ended. She was a runner at the Standardbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg for many years. In addition, she was a substitute teacher in the Harrington (later Lake Forest) school district, well into her 70s and had perfect attendance volunteering at Milford Hospital for many years....

Lang the ladies' man

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:07:00 GMT
Master reinsman Gavin Lang proved to be a ladies’ man by scoring with four females at last night’s Ballarat harness racing meeting....

Colt bred on a golden cross

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:01:00 GMT
The cross of Somebeachsomewhere over a mare by Bettor’s Delight is one of the most potent in North America today....

J L Raith Memorial winner brings a smile to Lex's face

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:48:00 GMT
Lex Crosby got a touch emotional last Saturday night when his impressive three year old harness racing filly Read About Lexy took out the $40,800 Group 3 J L Raith Memorial at Tabcorp Park Menangle....

"Ginger" Gleeson suspended for four weeks

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:31:00 GMT

Tom Buchanan speaks to Matt Young

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:20:00 GMT
Harness racing driver Tom Buchanan speaks to Matt Young about his drives over the weekend leading into next Tuesday's race meeting at Gloucester Park....

Michael Doltoff fined $2000 for improper behaviour

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:18:00 GMT
The Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board today heard a matter in regards to charges issued by HRV Stewards under the Australian Rules of Harness Racing (ARHR) 247 and 204 against Mr Michael Doltoff....

Chris Lang Jnr fined $1500

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:03:00 GMT
The Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board today heard a matter in regards to a charge issued by HRV Stewards under the Australian Rules of Harness Racing (ARHR) against licensed trainer/driver Mr Chris Lang Jnr....

David Thompson and Hercules fit for battle

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:29:00 GMT
The West Australian harness racing community will be attached to the radio and television this Saturday night as David Hercules competes in the Group 1, Victorian Pacing Cup worth a massive $400,000....

Winter harness racing meet closes Sunday

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:11:00 GMT
Charlottetown, PE - The curtain will fall on the winter harness racing meet with a 15 dash program Sunday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time is 12 Noon. The card was moved due to the winter storm in the forecast for Saturday....

'Somebeach' colt bred on a golden cross

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:27:00 GMT
The cross of Somebeachsomewhere over a harness racing mare by Bettor’s Delight is one of the most potent in North America today....

Marvin Kaufman, passes at age 81

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:02:00 GMT
Marvin Kaufman was born in The Bronx, NY. The lovable curmudgeon was a Yonkers harness racing  fixture for decades, a diehard NY Yankee fan and Civil War aficionado. He was a lifelong native of the Bronx though the ritzy residence of Riverdale, NY, disguised where his heart always resided. ...