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

Daddy D T Tops Cecil B. DeMille Stakes

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:31:03 GMT
After finishing third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31, Daddy D T appears the one to beat in Sunday's $150,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Del Mar Race Course.

Finnegans Wake Prevails in Hollywood Turf Cup

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:14:47 GMT
Finnegans Wake recorded the biggest win of his career when he held off longshot Patrioticandproud to take the $251,250 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) at Del Mar Race Course on Nov. 27.

Frivolous Posts Falls City Handicap Upset

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:28:22 GMT
G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s homebred Frivolous stalked the early pace before taking over in the stretch and held off 9-10 favorite Don't Tell Sophia to win the $222,600 Falls City Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs Nov. 27.

An Opportunity for Hoppertunity in the Clark

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:24:10 GMT
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Clark Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

Nathaniel Filly Tops Tattersalls Foal Session

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:07:04 GMT
A filly from the first crop of the stallion Nathaniel was sold for 300,000 guineas to top the second day of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale as the Nov. 27 session produced gains in gross and average prices.

Salutos Amigos Rallies to Win Fall Highweight

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:27:15 GMT
Carrying top weight of 133 pounds, favored Salutos Amigos rallied from off the pace to take the Fall Highweight Handicap by 1 3/4 lengths over longshot Mewannarose on the Thanksgiving Day card at Aqueduct Race Track.

Discreet Marq, La Tia Square Off in Matriarch

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:35:03 GMT
Shippers Discreet Marq and La Tia have their eyes on the grade I prize as the likely favorites in the $300,000 Matriarch Stakes, the featured event on closing day of the Del Mar fall meet Nov. 30.

After Gallop, California Chrome Ready to Go

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:19:42 GMT
Trainer Art Sherman eschewed his usual grandstand viewing spot for a ground-level one on the Del Mar turf course as California Chrome went through a gallop on the grass Thanksgiving morning just before 7 a.m.

Rainha De Bateria Heads Durante at Del Mar

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:06:54 GMT
A field of 11 freshmen fillies have been signed up for the gr. III Durante over turf, and stakes experience is at a premium in the field, with Rainha De Bateria being the only added-money winner.

Euros Inside and Out After Japan Cup Draw

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:39:02 GMT
The barrier draw did nothing to hurt the chances of the already strong home team for the Nov. 30 Japan Cup in association with Longines (Jpn-I) as the European runners drew gates 2 and 18.

Blueskiesnrainbows Among 7 for Native Diver

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:28:13 GMT
Blueskiesnrainbows can score a repeat win in the $200,000 Native Diver Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 29, but instead of Hollywood Park, he'll be trying to accomplish it at Del Mar.

Chrome to Go for the Green in Hollywood Derby

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:35:41 GMT
All eyes will be on California Chrome as the popular dual classic winner makes his initial start on grass Nov. 29 at Del Mar in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. I).

Secret Circle, Itsmyluckyday in Cigar Mile

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:02:02 GMT
A solid field will line up Nov. 29 for the $500,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack, as grade I winners Secret Circle and Itsmyluckyday face off amongst a cast that includes Private Zone, Vyjack, and Bourbon Courage.

Cary Street Leads 11 in Hawthorne Gold Cup

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:49:36 GMT
A field of 11 will gather for the $250,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) at Hawthorne Race Course Nov. 29, contesting the only graded stakes and open event of Hawthorne Race Course's fall stand.

Unbeaten Dame Dorothy Can Cap Year in Comely

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:48:51 GMT
If Dame Dorothy can extended her unbeaten streak to five in the $400,000 Comely Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack, she will take her place among the leading 3-year-old fillies of 2014.

Speedy Cassatt Dusts Rivals in Zia Park Oaks

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:33:07 GMT
Bouncing back from a ninth-place finish in last month's Raven Run Stakes (gr. II), eastern invader Cassatt led at every call while drawing off in the final furlong for an emphatic win in the $309,000 Zia Park Oaks Nov. 26.

Brooklynsway Takes on Males at Woodbine

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:57:01 GMT
Already a two-time stakes winner on the Polytrack at Woodbine, filly Brooklynsway will try to pick up a third stakes score over the track Nov. 29 when she faces males for the first time in the $250,000 Coronation Futurity.

Lord Nelson Could Rule Kentucky Jockey Club

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:55:17 GMT
Peachtree Stable's Lord Nelson, an easy winner of a stakes race at Santa Anita Park in his previous start, will take aim at his first graded victory in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II).

Sageburg Will Stand in Ireland in 2015

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:18:15 GMT
Garryrichard Stud announced Nov. 26 it has acquired the Prix d'Ispahan (Fr-I) winner Sageburg to stand his first season in Ireland in 2015. His stud fee has not been set yet.

Maryland Jockey Club Focus on Daily Product

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:05:09 GMT
As the Maryland Jockey Club moves forward under new leadership, it will place an emphasis on improving the day-to-day racing product by lowering takeout to attract new bettors and improving regional cooperation.

Churchill Proposes Derby Bet on Winning Sire

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:12:02 GMT
Churchill officials will outline their ideas for the wager at the Dec. 2 Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting in Lexington. If approved in time, the wager could be offered in advance of the 2015 Derby.

First Winner for Hostile Takeover

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:03:19 GMT
Ohio-based stallion Hostile Takeover was represented by his first winner when He's Taken won the fourth race Nov. 26 at Mahoning Valley Race Course.

Condo Commando Tries 2 Turns in Demoiselle

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:58:56 GMT
Rudy Rodriguez isn't sure why Condo Commando failed to fire in the Frizette Stakes (gr. I), but the trainer's hoping she'll rebound in the $400,000 Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 29.

Increases on Day 1 of Tattersalls Foal Sale

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:34:54 GMT
The Tattersalls December Foal Sale got off to a positive start Nov. 26 with across-the-board increases and a top price of 65,000 guineas for a colt by Bated Breath.

Golden Rod Holds Plenty of Opportunity

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:27:18 GMT
A full field of 12 for the $200,000 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 29 at Churchill Downs looks wide open. The 1 1/16-mile race shares the card with the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) for the boys.

Romans Likes Added Distance for Remsen Pair

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:17:16 GMT
Dale Romans is hoping the extra distance of the $400,000 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 29 will be worth the trip for Keen Ice and Thirtysevenliveson.

Tampa Bay 2014-15 Meet Kicks Off Nov. 29

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:10:21 GMT
Tampa Bay Downs opens its 89th season Nov. 29 with the first of 89 racing days through May 3. The Oldsmar, Fla., track will have 10 races on its opening day card, including three over the turf.

Moshaagib to Enter Stud at Nicks Farm

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:46:09 GMT
Well-bred Moshaagib, a 5-year-old son of Dynaformer, has been purchased by William Nicks and will stand the 2015 season at Nicks Farm near Sellersburg, IN.

That Handicapping Show: Clark Handicap

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:31:36 GMT
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra look at the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs Friday.

Derby Winners Have Enjoyed Turf Success

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:25:12 GMT
California Chrome will try to become the latest Kentucky Derby (gr. I) victor to also find success on the turf, joining the likes of recent Derby winners who excelled on grass like Animal Kingdom, Big Brown, and Barbaro.

Harness Link Featured News

Harnesslink Ballarat Fantasy Cup bound?

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:06:00 GMT
As part of the Harnesslink Fantasy Ballarat Pacing Cup promotion, we will aid harness racing fans with their selections by providing profiles on each of the Cup’s 44 winners....

Shane's statistics support Stuey

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:59:00 GMT
Although the numbers point to Guaranteed winning harness racing’s premier sprint at Menangle on Saturday night, trainer Shane Tritton is confident he has the statistic to prove otherwise....

Auckland Club's stunning plans to secure future

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:44:00 GMT
Everybody involved in harness racing in New Zealand knows that there are major challenges facing the industry....

Todd's duo ready to strike

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:29:00 GMT
The elite level of trotters has been bereft of a standout so far this harness racing season with most of the established players having issues with either form or injuries....

Sears represents USA in Prix de Recontres at Vincennes

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:28:20 GMT
This Saturday’s Vincennes card includes the annual Prix des Recontres Internationales that includes drivers representing countries that have executed pari-mutuel and breeding agreements with France....

Book review: Roosevelt Raceway - Where it all began

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:53:00 GMT
Roosevelt Raceway: Where It All Began by Victoria M. Howard, Freddie Hudson and Billy Haughton is the sort of all-encompassing homage to a great racetrack we need more of....

Seascape Hanover sails to victory at Batavia

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:40:00 GMT
Batavia, NY---It was business as usual at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night (Nov. 26) after a week long hiatus due to inclement weather. Although several feet of snow from the storm had already dissipated, a 32-degree temperature and flurries greeted the horses as they hit the track with mud-gear employed....

More accolades for Harnesslink's recruit

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:20:00 GMT
Harnesslink’s new recruit and Australian Editor-In-Chief, Paul Courts, has received another accolade....

Christen Me TAB's worst result

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:01:00 GMT
Punters continue to support New Zealand harness racing star Christen Me ahead of Saturday night’s SEW-Eurodrive Miracle Mile at Menangle....

Make it four straight for So Take That at Dover

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:20:00 GMT
DOVER, Del. --- With no racing on Thanksgiving Day, the Wednesday card was power packed with both the $26,000 Delaware Special won by So Take That and Baximum winner of the $18,000 Open trot on a windy and rainy Nov. 26 at Dover Downs, over a sloppy track. Corey Callahan had a five bagger....

Its Payday Friday wins at Pompano on Wednesday

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:20:00 GMT
Pompano Beach, FL...November 26, 2014...Its Payday Friday....

Whata Donato is pocket-rocket at the Meadows

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:17:00 GMT
 WASHINGTON, PA, -  Whata Donato stalked patiently from the pocket, then pounced in the Lightning Lane to capture Wednesday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Winnners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows....

Happy Thanksgiving Day to everyone from Harnesslink

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:49:00 GMT
Please note that due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday on Thursday, November 27, 2014 in the United States, there is no live harness racing in the country on Thursday....

Special video on Vincennes Winter Festival

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:04:00 GMT
The PMU in France has produced a special video (in English) highlighting the start of their 2014-2015 winter festival race meet at Vincennes that began at the end of October. ...

George Gath awarded Legend status

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:08:00 GMT
At last night’s SEW Eurodrive Victorian Harness Racing Hall of Fame Awards evening at Melton, HRV Chairman Ken Latta announced one of Australia’s most famous identities, George Gath, had been elevated to Legend status....