Pending Virginia Racing Commission approval, Maryland’s Laurel Park will play host to five stakes restricted to Virginia-bred or -sired runners.
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.
The Virginia Racing Commission heard Thursday that Colonial Downs purses would be lower than in 2019 but that the horse population will be up.
With the racing world in flux, Colonial Downs and Virginia horsemen are considering a schedule shift to grab the evening market.
The new Colonial Downs Group touted 2020 economic impact on Virginia that it projects will include thousands of jobs.
The Virginia Equine Alliance will this year bring back its popular starter reward program for horses participating in point-to-point races.
Fresh off its first season in six years, Colonial Downs will race 18 days – up from 15 – in 2020 and include MATCH Series races for the first time.
The Va. Racing Commission Wednesday approved a fourth “Rosie’s Gaming Emporium” while lauding the rebirth of Colonial Downs.
Colonial Downs on Saturday concluded an upbeat return to the racing landscape with, ending a meet with huge purses, good field size, and no fatalities.