Nearly two years after identifying Morven Park as the right spot for a Thoroughbred track, Virginia racing interests have pulled the plug and must reassess.
A 47th birthday celebration for the legendary Secretariat will take place in late March at his birthplace, The Meadow Event Park, in Virginia.
The proposed facility at Dulles Airport would allow horses to be flown to the Washington area without stopping in New York or Miami to be quarantined.
Wagering at Virginia’s now-two OTBs, and through advance deposit wagering companies licensed in the state, was strong in January.
The Virginia Equine Alliance will open its second off-track betting facility January 11 in Richmond.
The Virginia Racing Commission Tuesday approved a second Richmond-area OTB as the state’s racing industry aims to revitalize its OTB network.
Penny Chenery, Secretariat’s owner, has donated rare memorabilia from the early days of Meadow Stable to the event center on the grounds.
Dave Lermond will serve as the new executive secretary for the Virginia Racing Commission.
Virginia’s horsemen and breeders will offer a 25 percent bonus to owners of Virginia-breds who win anywhere in the mid-Atlantic through December 31.
Saturday’s Virginia-bred races at Pimlico brought together the past, present, and — perhaps — future of Virginia racing, even if it was in Maryland.
The news that Virginia would get its first OTB in over a year, and that Pimlico would sell a parking lot, generated plenty of comment this week. Our thoughts.
Ad exec-horse breeder-conservationist Bill Backer, who died May 13, was a “renaissance man” whose legacy, friends said, will be felt for generations.
William Backer, the superstar advertising executive who was a longtime fixture in Virginia Thoroughbred breeding, has died at age 89.
The Virginia Equine Alliance announced plans for 2016 and 2017, with a two-week Thoroughbred meet slated for Morven Park in 2017.
Virginia Racing Commission executive secretary Bernie Hettel will step down, probably by the end of March, the Commission announced.
Two longtime, well-known mid-Atlantic horsewomen passed away last week.
The Virginia Thoroughbred Association (VTA) has nearly 120 stallion seasons on offer for its annual two-day auction, which begins Wednesday.
In this open letter, the Old Dominion horsemen’s group (ODTHA) calls on Virginia to allow two different horsemen groups to follow two different paths.
Colonial Downs announced it would sell off the properties of its former OTBs, marking what the company called “the end of an era for Virginia horse racing.”
The Virginia Racing Commission has suspended TwinSpires’ license to conduct advance deposit wagering there because of the company’s refusal to pay money it owes.