Virginia Business

Virginia Business

VEA: Thoroughbred jobs returning to Virginia

VEA: Thoroughbred jobs returning to Virginia

A new study from the Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) shows that the horse racing industry has an economic impact of more than $500 million in Virginia.

MATCH Series returns for 2021

MATCH Series returns for 2021

The MATCH Series of races will return in truncated form for 2021, with the series comprising 24 stakes contested in Maryland and in Virginia.

Tweaks made to Virginia-Certified program

Tweaks made to Virginia-Certified program

The Virginia Thoroughbred Association has announced two changes to its popular Virginia-certified program incentivizing stabling young horses in Virginia.

Colonial Downs announces 2021 slate

Colonial Downs announces 2021 slate

Colonial Downs will shift to an earlier post time for its 2021 schedule, which kicks off July 19 and runs through September 1.

Colonial Downs expands gaming network

Colonial Downs expands gaming network

The Colonial Downs Group held a ribbon-cutting January 8 to announce the opening of a new OTB and gaming emporium in Dumfries, VA.

Laurel to host Virginia-bred stakes

Laurel to host Virginia-bred stakes

Pending Virginia Racing Commission approval, Maryland’s Laurel Park will play host to five stakes restricted to Virginia-bred or -sired runners.

Opinion: What time is it?

Opinion: What time is it?

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.

Colonial Downs cancels rest of 2020 meet

Colonial Downs cancels rest of 2020 meet

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.

Colonial Downs cancels two cards

Colonial Downs cancels two cards

With a jockey in the colony having tested positive for Covid-19, Colonial Downs has canceled live racing for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Colonial Downs delays Tuesday first post

Colonial Downs delays Tuesday first post

Colonial Downs’s opening day card — already delayed by one day because of heat — will kick off an hour later than originally planned, at 6:30 tonight.

Colonial Downs opens for training

Colonial Downs opens for training

As Colonial Downs begins to gear up for opening day, trainers are looking forward to the second season of the rejuvenated track.

Colonial Downs to have limited attendance

Colonial Downs to have limited attendance

Colonial Downs will allow up to 1,000 fans in its grandstand and outdoor areas and will take other safety precautions in light of the coronavirus.

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