Buoyed by more than $10 million in purses, Colonial Downs set its all-time handle record at the just-completed meet, with daily average betting of over $2.2 million.
With tweaks to its schedule and a focus on robust overnight purses, Colonial Downs is hoping to find the sweet spot in 2021.
Lofty purses and the closure of Churchill Downs’s backside are among the factors leading a number of high-end trainers to Colonial Downs this summer.
Jessica Paquette, formerly on-air handicapper at Boston’s Suffolk Downs, will fill that role in 2021 at Colonial Downs.
Colonial Downs will play host to 25 stakes during its 21-day 2021 live racing meet, which kicks off its seven-week stand July 19.
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 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.
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.