Six-year-old Animal Kingston, a son of Derby winner Animal Kingdom, is kicking off a new career in steeplechase racing.
The MATCH Series of races will return in truncated form for 2021, with the series comprising 24 stakes contested in Maryland and in Virginia.
The Virginia Thoroughbred Association has announced two changes to its popular Virginia-certified program incentivizing stabling young horses in Virginia.
Virginians Larry Johnson and David Ross will have runners in Saturday’s $1 million Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai, True Valour and Extravagant Kid, respectively.
Mike Stidham has been the leading trainer at Colonial Downs since its 2019 rebirth and is planning on being a presence there again in 2021.
Colonial Downs will shift to an earlier post time for its 2021 schedule, which kicks off July 19 and runs through September 1.
Stakes winners Hello Hot Rod and Pickin’ Time are among six horses bred in the Mid-Atlantic who have been nominated to the Triple Crown.
Whether horses are breaking from the gate, waiting for the fall of the flag, or following the mobile barrier, racing starters seek teamwork.
Virginia breeders earned millions in 2020 from a Breeders Fund bonus program that paid 40% bonuses on all winning purses nationwide.
The Colonial Downs Group held a ribbon-cutting January 8 to announce the opening of a new OTB and gaming emporium in Dumfries, VA.
Colonial Downs will race 21 days in 2021 in a meet that stretches from mid-July to early September.
David Ross, the all-time leading owner at Colonial Downs, will seek his first Breeders’ Cup victory Saturday when Extravagant Kid tackles the Turf Sprint.
With the cancellation of the Colonial Downs race meet, five stakes for Virginia-bred or -sired horses will take place Friday at Laurel Park.
Pending Virginia Racing Commission approval, Maryland’s Laurel Park will play host to five stakes restricted to Virginia-bred or -sired runners.
Long before he was a Kentucky Derby contender, Ny Traffic spent his formative months in a rural corner of Virginia, at Sunny Dell Farm.
The Gmax timing system in use at numerous tracks offers many advantages — but still has issues getting the final time correct. This is a big problem.
The sudden closure of Colonial Downs left Virginia horsemen in the lurch – but aware things are much better than they were a couple years ago.
Colonial Downs’s 2020 meet came to an end today, when the track, and the state’s horsemen, decided to end the 2020 meet in the face of Covid-19 positives.
Jockey Trevor McCarthy will be off for a period after testing positive for Covid-19, which prompted Colonial Downs to cancel two cards.