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.
The Virginia Thoroughbred Association has announced two changes to its popular Virginia-certified program incentivizing stabling young horses in Virginia.
Colonial Downs will shift to an earlier post time for its 2021 schedule, which kicks off July 19 and runs through September 1.
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.
Pending Virginia Racing Commission approval, Maryland’s Laurel Park will play host to five stakes restricted to Virginia-bred or -sired runners.
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.
With a jockey in the colony having tested positive for Covid-19, Colonial Downs has canceled live racing for Tuesday and Wednesday.
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.
In the face of brutal heat, Colonial Downs has decided to scrap its opening day card, which was slated for Monday, July 27.
After intending to race with limited spectators permitted, Colonial Downs has shifted gears and decided its 2020 meet will be fan-free.
The Colonial Downs meet,wich kicks off July 27, will feature Virginia-bred and Virginia-sired runners for its opening dates.
As Colonial Downs begins to gear up for opening day, trainers are looking forward to the second season of the rejuvenated track.
Marsha Hudgins didn’t think she was qualified to join the Virginia Racing Commission. But now that she’s on it, she’s diving in and embracing it.
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.