Six-year-old Animal Kingston, a son of Derby winner Animal Kingdom, is kicking off a new career in steeplechase racing.
Mike Stidham has been the leading trainer at Colonial Downs since its 2019 rebirth and is planning on being a presence there again in 2021.
Whether horses are breaking from the gate, waiting for the fall of the flag, or following the mobile barrier, racing starters seek teamwork.
David Ross, the all-time leading owner at Colonial Downs, will seek his first Breeders’ Cup victory Saturday when Extravagant Kid tackles the Turf Sprint.
Jockey Trevor McCarthy took command of the Colonial Downs meet leaderboard Sunday when he won five times.
What the Beep earned a stakes win at Colonial Downs for the second straight year, while the Todd Pletcher-trained Largent won the Evans.
Defending champ River Deep faces a tough test in Wednesday’s Edward P. Evans Stakes at Colonial Downs, one of three Virginia stakes the next two days.
Colonial Downs will roll out an 11-race card for its opener, which takes place Monday, July 27 and includes two jump races.
The 18-day 2020 Colonial Downs racing schedule will include an expanded array of stakes, including the addition this year of MATCH Series races.
On closing night at Colonial Downs, horsemen came from far and wide to take advantage of one last chance to put on a show.
The Colonial Downs meet closed Saturday with five Virginia-bred races, including a rare visit by Kent Desormeaux to New Kent to win the Camptown.
The powerful barns of Graham Motion and Michael Stidham squared off on Virginia Derby night, winning three each, while firster Four Wheel Drive dazzled.
On Colonial’s big night, English Bee was a narrow winner of the Grade 3 Virginia Derby, while Carnival Colors took the Virginia Oaks.
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We don’t know where he’ll finish, but Jais’s Solitude certainly led the field as the first Virginia Derby contender on the grounds at Colonial Downs.
A pair of $100,000 stakes, including the Rosie’s Stakes for two-year-olds, spice up Saturday’s Virginia Derby undercard at Colonial Downs.
Nine sophomore fillies will tackle the Virginia Oaks, led by the undefeated Tasting the Stars and last-out winner Gardenista.
A field of nine, headed by stakes winner English Bee, one of three trained by Graham Motion, will tackle Saturday’s G3 Virginia Derby.
He may not have drunk from the Fountain of Youth, but 59-year-old jockey Chuck Lopez is enjoying a productive meeting at Colonial Downs.