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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.

Colonial Downs to race 18 days in 2020

Colonial Downs to race 18 days in 2020

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.

Colonial Downs enjoys upbeat first meet back

Colonial Downs enjoys upbeat first meet back

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.

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