Colonial Downs announced its stakes schedule and released its condition book Thursday.
The turf at Colonial Downs. Photo by Nick Hahn. The turf course has germinated back to green. Stone dust has been drawn from the dirt track. The new infield toteboard is set to arrive next week. Backstretch dorms are being refurbished. The summer...
The 2018 Virginia-bred awards – topped by One Go All Go – take place Friday at Great Meadow.
Colonial Downs has joined the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, the group announced.
Rosie’s – the new gambling emporium at Colonial Downs – had its grand opening Tuesday morning.
In the season of the comeback, Colonial Downs took another step towards its own yesterday with the burning of its turf course to promote new growth.
Industry veteran Allison De Luca will fill the role of racing secretary for the inaugural season at Colonial Downs.
The shape of the 2019 Colonial Downs meet is starting to come into focus, said general manager John Marshall.
Colonial Downs and the Virginia HBPA horsemen’s group have agreed to contribute $15 per start to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
The Virginia Thoroughbred Association (VTA) stallion season auction is set for Tuesday starting at 10:00 a.m.
The Maryland Jockey Club stakes schedule, through Maryland Million day 2019, features 65 stakes, 13 graded, at Laurel and Pimlico.
River Gal won the Jamestown Stakes today at Laurel Park, the latest in an equine family that’s been very good to Morgan’s Ford Farm.
Driver Sam Miller won a harness race at Shenandoah Downs on Sunday — the 84-year-old’s first win in nine years.
Three-year-old Altamura won her fourth consecutive race in the Oakley Stakes but was vanned off after taking a bad step in the gallop-out.
Four Virginia-bred stakes were taken off the turf at Laurel last Saturday – but owners, trainers, and jocks were undeterred and the show went on.
Regulations governing historic racing machines in Virginia must have greater flexibility and discretion if this industry is to thrive, the Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) argued in a letter to the Commission.
Regulations proposed by the Virginia Racing Commission would allow 3000 historical racing terminals statewide while calling for one day of live racing per 100 terminals – at least 30 for max buildout.
Glenn Eickhoff, breeder of Evans Stakes winner Sticksstatelydude, got his start with a different horse breed: the Budweiser Clydesdales.
John Stephens broke the great Barbaro, that being his main business, but had never trained a stakes winner until Altamura scored today at Laurel Park.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday held a ceremonial signing of legislation that will help reopen Colonial Downs for live racing in 2019.