No confirmed summer race dates at this time

Due to a contract stalemate between Colonial Downs & the thoroughbred horsemen, there are no confirmed summer race dates at this time. Please check back often for updates. There are other events scheduled in 2014 including a six week fall harness racing season, a Pro Rodeo on August 1st & 2nd, a AMA Pro flat track motorcycle race on August 23rd, several 5K runs & more events to be announced.

BloodHorse Featured News

Bayern Turns in Bullet Move at Santa Anita

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:32:56 GMT
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern, a leading contender for Horse of the Year and male 3-year-old honors for 2014, worked four furlongs on Santa Anita's fast main track the morning of Dec. 19 in a bullet :46 1/5.

California Chrome Drills at Los Alamitos

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:22:23 GMT
California Chrome drilled a handy half mile in :49 flat at Los Alamitos Race Course Dec. 19 as he prepares for his 2015 debut in the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II).

Penn Mile Tops 193-Day Penn National Schedule

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:38:21 GMT
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has received approval from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission to conduct 193 days of live racing in 2015.

Travis Stone Named Churchill Downs Announcer

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:59:20 GMT
Travis Stone, race caller at Monmouth Park in 2014, has been named the new track announcer at Churchill Downs and will be the voice of the world-famous Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

Bridlewood Owner Malone Purchases Ballylinch

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:39:41 GMT
Bridlewood Farm owner John Malone has completed a deal to purchase Ballylinch Stud in County Kilkenny, Ireland, from the Mahony family's Killeen Group Holdings.

Pedigree Analysis: Milwaukee Brew

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:24:04 GMT
Milwaukee Brew's turf heritage has probably been an advantage in Canada, as the country's richest races are conducted on Polytrack and turf at Woodbine.

Old Friends to Receive Special Eclipse Award

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:23:39 GMT
The nonprofit Thoroughbred retirement center Old Friends will be presented the Special Eclipse Award at ceremonies Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

Britain's New Steroid Policy Change Delayed

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:18:55 GMT
Full implementation of an enhanced zero-tolerance policy regarding the use of anabolic steroids in Great Britain has been delayed until March 2015, the British Horseracing Authority announced Dec. 19.

Casino Would Negatively Impact Finger Lakes

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:41:38 GMT
The head of the horsemen's group at New York's Finger Lakes racetrack said the facility could be forced to close in the coming years unless state officials take action to protect it from a new commercial casino.

Musselman Drops Lawsuit Against Churchill

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:19:42 GMT
Ed Musselman's litigation against Churchill Downs Inc. involving backstretch access has come to an end after the Indian Charlie publisher and the track owner on Dec. 16 jointly agreed to a voluntary dismissal.

Slideshow: Top 10 Races of 2014

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:00:48 GMT
You voted for the top races of 2014, and the results are revealed in this slideshow.

Marketer Voluntarily Recalls Equine Gastric Ulcer Product

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:28:48 GMT
A firm warned by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to cease selling the equine ulcer product Gastrotec without that agency's approval has voluntarily recalled that product.

Disco Rico Euthanized After Laminitis Battle

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:28:19 GMT
"He was a cool horse," said owner Joe DiRico. "They are all heartbroken at Keane Stud."

Horsemen, Suffolk Downs Continue Discussion

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:08:57 GMT
Negotiations on a lease agreement between the management of Suffolk Downs and officials of the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association remain on track, contrary to a published report.

KEEP Changes Include Staff, Expenditures

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:47:33 GMT
The departure of the executive director of the Kentucky Equine Education Project is apparently related to changes in staffing and expenditures as it refocuses its efforts away from trying to get legalized casino gambling.

Rodenticide Linked to Six Sudden Horse Deaths

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:57:45 GMT
California racing officials have identified a connection in the sudden death of six horses with trace amounts of anticoagulant rodenticide in their systems, the state horse racing board was told Dec. 18.

Attorney: NYTHA Protest Plan Not Objective

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:47:53 GMT
New York attorney Karen Murphy says the NYTHA board should not be investigating itself regarding a protest about how a November election was conducted.

Dortmund Stands Out in Los Alamitos Futurity

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:52:39 GMT
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I).

Slideshow: 2014 Farewells

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:43:25 GMT
Remembering the people and horses that left us in 2014.

RMTC Plans Changes but No Merger with RCI

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:06:26 GMT
The industry's Racing Medication and Testing Consortium plans to reorganize its own Scientific Advisory Committee but does not plan to merge with the Association of Racing Commissioners International.

Durkin to Receive Eclipse Award of Merit

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:31:03 GMT
Capping an extraordinary career as one of North America's premier race track announcers and one of the most popular personalities in Thoroughbred racing, Tom Durkin will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit.

RCI Appoints Five to New Medication Board

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:07:56 GMT
The Association of Racing Commissioners International board has selected five initial members for its new Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee.

Date Announced for Second CBA Symposium

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:35:56 GMT
Four horse industry veterans will share their experiences as part of the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association's second annual educational symposium Feb. 3.

That Handicapping Show: Los Alamitos Futurity

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:24:17 GMT
Claire Novak and special guest Ellis Starr of Equibase preview the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) featuring Dortmund, Mr. Z, and Firing Line.

EquiLottery, AmTote in Strategic Relationship

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:20:42 GMT
EquiLottery and AmTote announced a newly formed strategic relationship Dec. 18 that will make AmTote the preferred tote provider for EquiLottery.

EVA Vaccines: What You Need to Know

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:00:00 GMT
Some equine diseases come and go with little impact on the horse industry as a whole. Others affect only local or state industries when they rear their ugly heads. But when a disease has the potential to shutter the global horse breeding industry, controlling it becomes crucial. One of those diseases is equine viral arteritis (EVA). Fortunately, veterinar...

Barretts January Mixed Sale Catalog Online

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:54:55 GMT
The catalog for the Barretts 2015 January Mixed Sale, featuring 335 head to be auctioned Jan. 26, is now online and will be mailed later this week.

New Management for 2015 at Rillito Park

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:54:16 GMT
The 2015 racing season, which begins Feb. 7, brings changes to Rillito Park in Tucson, Ariz.

Red Pollard Seabiscuit Saddle to be Auctioned

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:47:10 GMT
Seabiscuit jockey Red Pollard's race-worn saddle, which he wore upon the back of the famed champion, is among the rare Seabiscuit memorabilia being offered as part of the sports catalog auction.

Untapable, Tapiture Settle in at Fair Grounds

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:37:56 GMT
Likely 3-year-old filly champion Untapable and multiple graded stakes-winning stablemate Tapiture are busily preparing for their 4-year-old campaigns after arriving Dec. 13 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

Harness Link Featured News

"Ruby" shows class in Queen Of Hearts

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:53:00 GMT
Before last nights running of the $100,000 Queen Of Hearts the question on most harness racing followers minds was what would Adore Me's driver Mark Purdon do at the start from his tricky draw of one on the second line....

Superstars among record nominations

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:02:00 GMT
Defending champions For A Reason and Christen Me are among the record nominations for Victorian harness racing’s two Grand Circuit events....

Charles MacDonald Memorial at Charlottetown

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:10:32 GMT
Charlottetown, PE - The field is set and the morning line favorites have been established in the feature event Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time for the 15 dash program is 1pm....

Alberta's Ryan Grundy liking Cal Expo racing

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:52:23 GMT
One of the new faces here from Alberta is Ryan Grundy, who has certainly made his presence known through Cenalta Power, a pacer who has won two of his three starts here including a lifetime-best 1:52 4/5 score last weekend....

NYS wins case; can test harness horses

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:19:00 GMT
ALBANY, NY - The state of New York has the authority to order the random off-track testing of harness horses, the state's high court ruled Thursday....

Horseman Eddie Lohmeyer is a class act

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:04:24 GMT
When Eddie Lohmeyer was a youngster he always knew he wanted a career in harness racing. At the age 12 he worked with his uncle, Al Manzi-Catello's father-- who at that time trained horses at the fabled Good Time Park in Goshen NY and every chance he had, Lohmeyer would go to a training or racing facility to work with the horses....

ORC approves race dates for 2015 season

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:59:00 GMT
The Director of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has approved applications to amend 2015 race date calendars. ...

JK She'salady - "Harness Horse of the Year"

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:59:00 GMT
East Rutherford, NJ --- The ‘Lady’ is the champ....

Witch Dali wins again in second round of Niagara

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:42:00 GMT
TORONTO, December 18 - Witch Dali continued her hot streak Thursday night in the second leg of the Niagara Series at Woodbine Racetrack....

January Mixed Catalog now online

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:42:00 GMT
The catalog and racelines for the Meadowlands January Select Mixed Sale will be ready for download Friday on the Tattersalls Sales Co. website, It will also be posted on the Equineline sales catalog app for the iPad. ...

Corey Callahan notches six winners at Dover

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:42:00 GMT
DOVER, Del. --- Mustang Art took the lead and played 'follow me' on the way to his seventh win of the year nosing out Simon's Artist in the $25,000 Delaware Special on Thusday, Dec. 18 at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan notches six wins to his meet lead....

Desperado Alibi "Cinderella Story" of the year

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:41:00 GMT
Desperado Alibi may be a male pacer but he certainly rates as one of the Cinderella stories this year at Maywood Park, going from a one-time conditioned-claimer to a purse check away from the top-level conditioned paces at the half-miler....

All Stars have another smart juvenile

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:36:00 GMT
Some things in harness racing never change and that was reinforced yet again this evening when the first heat of the "Young Guns" series for juveniles was held at Alexandra Park....

Dexter snares great pickup drive

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:17:00 GMT
Anyone tuning in to the first race at Alexandra Park to see the emerging harness racing star Dalton Bromac would have been a touch puzzled to see leading reinsman Dexter Dunn in the bike instead of regular pilot Ricky May....

Kelly plays down Group One winner's return

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:56:00 GMT
Despite promising harness racing mare My Bella Starr’s triumphant return to racing at Cranbourne last night, connections will “play it cool for now”....