Industry veteran Allison De Luca will fill the role of racing secretary for the inaugural season at Colonial Downs.
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.
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.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday held a ceremonial signing of legislation that will help reopen Colonial Downs for live racing in 2019.
An overflow crowd at a New Kent County town hall meeting largely welcomed the return of Colonial Downs, while casting a wary eye at a proposed Indian casino.
Colonial Downs set its turf course aflame Tuesday, another step towards the return of live racing to New Kent County.
The Virginia Equine Alliance, the umbrella group representing the state’s horse industry, is applauding a new state law and the sale of Colonial Downs.
The sale of Virginia’s Colonial Downs was completed Wednesday, moving Virginia racing one step closer to a rebirth — live racing perhaps returning in 2019.
The Grade 3 Commonwealth Derby and Oaks – will be mothballed this year, possibly to return in ’19 at a reopened Colonial.
The passage of historical racing, coupled with Virginia’s new residency program, is helping farms and training centers fill their barns — and envision a future.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Tuesday signed a law that will allow “historical racing” machines in Virginia and is expected to allow Colonial Downs to reopen for live racing.
Va. Governor Ralph Northam has signaled no major problems with a bill that would allow “historical racing” machines – and could reopen Colonial Downs.
The Virginia Senate Wednesday approved historical racing machines, sending the bill – which could reopen Colonial Downs – to the governor for his signature.
The possibility of racing returning to Colonial Downs moved forward today, when the Va. House approved a critical “historical racing” bill.
Virginia Thoroughbred interests grew their OTB network and launched a Va-certified program in a busy 2017 that left one major wish unfulfilled.
Colonial Downs has not hosted Thoroughbred racing since 2013, but sources say a deal being discussed could lead to its sale and revitalization.