December 3, 2013
Colonial Downs and the Blue Knights Chapter XVII from the Tri-Cities area of Central Virginia will partner for the second straight year in an effort to raise funds for several important non-profits at the second annual Dogwood Classic on April 5th.
November 11, 2013
A day of world class steeplechase racing and trackside tailgating will return to Colonial Downs on Saturday April 5th as the second annual Dogwood Classic helps usher in the area’s spring outdoor festival season.
October 27, 2013
Blueridge Adalia and Candid Photo won Virginia-bred divisional titles for the second straight year Sunday as three year olds as Colonial Downs closed out its 16th annual fall harness racing season with the $380,000 “Day of Champions” card.
October 25, 2013
Candid Photo, Eloise Eden and Blueridge Adalia, champion two year old Virginia-breds in 2012, each won their respective three year old prep races last weekend in advance of this Sunday’s 16th annual Virginia Harness “Day of Champions” program at Col
October 24, 2013
Omaha Survivor shook off three straight runner-up finishes and returned to the winners circle for the first time since opening weekend by capturing Thursday’s $3,500 co-featured conditioned pace at Colonial Downs.
October 20, 2013
Candid Photo, Eloise Eden and Blueridge Adalia, champion two year old Virginia-breds in 2012, each won their respective $5,000 three year old prep races Sunday afternoon at Colonial Downs. A total of $380,000 in purse monies will be up for grabs among ei
October 23, 2013
Leading driver Chris Page directed Le-Sirenuse to his fifth straight victory at the Colonial Downs fall meet in wire to wire fashion Wednesday afternoon against five other pacers.
October 16, 2013
Hillbilly Desire took advantage of a perfect pocket trip and well timed move in the stretch to capture the $4,500 second leg of the Juniors Pacing Series Wednesday at Colonial Downs.
October 13, 2013
With only two weeks remaining in the Colonial Downs fall harness race season, drivers Chris Page, Corey Braden and Ronnie Wrenn Jr. are within three wins of each other as a spirited duel between the trio went to new heights during Saturday and Sunday prog
October 10, 2013
Cajon Hot Shot passed Gordieisanartist at the top of the stretch and coasted home to a 2 ½ length win in Thursday’s $6,000 winners over pacing feature at a damp Colonial Downs.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:46:09 GMT
The sale comprises 545 broodmares, 154 racing or broodmare prospects, 615 yearlings, 272 horses of racing age, and four stallions. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. EST each day.
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:51:35 GMT
Bernie Flint on Kentucky Oaks entrant Seaneen Girl.
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:04:09 GMT
A New York regulatory panel has approved a new 10-year tote contract between the New York Racing Association and AmTote International. NYRA had been aligned with Churchill Downs Inc.'s United Tote.
Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:46:15 GMT
A fourth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will be held Oct. 16-17 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, K.Y., the Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced July 24.
Thu, 13 Oct 2011 23:40:34 GMT
A.U. Miner, who earned a second automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II) by virtue of winning the Greenwood Cup at Parx Racing, has been disqualified from the first-place purse earned in that July 16 victory.
Tue, 27 Sep 2011 20:47:13 GMT
Thoroughbred racehorses require some basic care -- food, water, a clean environment, regular exercise, and veterinary care.
Fri, 23 Sep 2011 17:22:34 GMT
Lyric of Light reeled in a gallant Samitar in the final strides to capture the $234,000 Shadwell Fillies' Mile (Eng-I) by a short head at Newmarket Sept. 23.
Sat, 27 Aug 2011 22:09:23 GMT
Caleb's Posse came roaring down the lane and edged champion Uncle Mo by the narrowest of margins to win a thrilling edition of the $250,000 King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 27 at Saratoga.
Thu, 16 Jun 2011 21:02:04 GMT
Corinne Ashton is a world class, four-star eventer and now Grand Prix dressage hopeful...and my first official riding lesson was with her. Hear about how she trains Thoroughbreds, whom a few are OTTB's
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 22:32:28 GMT
Of all the 13 American-based horses that traveled to the $26-million Dubai World Cup program, Fly Down, Victor's Cry, Champ Pegasus and I Want Revenge are among those who are the most eye-catching.
Thu, 27 Jan 2011 23:27:45 GMT
Gulfstream lifts quarantine after horse tests negative for EHV-1.
Mon, 11 Oct 2010 18:39:56 GMT
Champion racehorse and successful sire Pleasant Tap was euthanized Oct. 8 due to laminitis at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Sat, 04 Sep 2010 22:57:02 GMT
In a star-studded field that included some of the biggest name sprinters on the East Coast, it was little-known Here Comes Ben that came from off the pace to spring a 9-1 upset in the $250,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 4.
Tue, 13 Jul 2010 15:25:57 GMT
New York Yankees' owner George Steinbrenner, a major breeder/owner, died the morning of July 13 in Tampa following a heart attack.
Thu, 24 Jun 2010 19:03:20 GMT
Fantasy Lane Stable has filed an appeal regarding the disqualification of Uptowncharlybrown.
Thu, 24 Jun 2010 00:46:54 GMT
A day after the Oak Tree Racing Association received a one-year reprieve from its landlord at Santa Anita Park, its executive vice president said he's working on a long-term lease arrangement for the autumn meet at Del Mar.
Thu, 11 Mar 2010 15:23:17 GMT
Thoroughbred breeders and owners in New Jersey hope a new summer format at Monmouth Park is successful, but they also are concerned about whether it will have a long-term positive effect.
Mon, 04 Jan 2010 15:37:13 GMT
If you're reading this blog, then you've most likely been randomly selected to preview the new BloodHorse.com homepage.
Tue, 29 Dec 2009 16:36:00 GMT
Kip Deville, who has been battling laminitis at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, will have to pass a critical stage in the next two weeks if he is to have much chance of surviving.
Wed, 23 Dec 2009 18:55:32 GMT
The Jockey Club announced Dec. 23 that it has published on the registry's Web site a list of 40,263 names released from active use to aid owners and breeders make a a valid attempt to name foals of 2008 by Feb. 1.
Mon, 14 Dec 2009 20:56:26 GMT
We caught up with trainer Al Stall Jr. Dec. 14 as his last training set of the day went out and asked him five questions.
Tue, 22 Sep 2009 18:04:51 GMT
Irish-bred El Prado, the horse that inspired Frank Stronach to get involved in the stallion business, died of an apparent heart attack in his paddock at Adena Springs near Paris, Ky. the morning of Sept. 21.
Tue, 08 Sep 2009 17:01:43 GMT
Gone West, who carved out a successful branch of the Mr. Prospector sire line all his own as the sire of 98 stakes winners, was euthanized the night of Sept. 7 because of complications following colic surgery.
Mon, 31 Aug 2009 01:37:53 GMT
Favored Icon Project, ridden by Julien Leparoux, demolished her rivals with a Rachel Alexandra-type performance Aug. 30 in the $400,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race course.
Sat, 29 Aug 2009 22:03:48 GMT
Summer Bird continued his meteoric rise to the top of the nation's 3-year-old ranks, as he rolled through the slop for an easy 3 1/2-length score in the $1-million Shadwell Travers (gr. I) Aug. 29 at Saratoga.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:50:00 GMT
I went four for nine last week, some of my favorite horses got beat, which is bound to happen every now and then. I lost -$3.40 (based on $2 win bet each race). We are still in the minus earning column at -$39.70 going into this weekend and we will try once again to bring that number down more....
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:00:45 GMT
The Meadows Standarbred Owners Association has announced a pair of events to give back to those that support racing at The Meadows throughout the year as we approach the holiday season. ...
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:34:19 GMT
Following is a letter from USTA President Phil Langley to RMTC Chairman Alex Waldorp in response to the Dec. 3 RMTC news release entitled, "RMTC: Current Threshold Levels for Corticosteroids, Clenbuterol Should Remain."...
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:16:00 GMT
Nowitzki led from go to whoa in the Group 1 Lancaster Park 4yo $175,000 Golden Nugget at Gloucester Park Friday night the 6th of December....
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:14:13 GMT
Beginning Sunday, December 15 and continuing for through Friday, December 20 Monticello Raceway will offer six consecutive live racing programs during that week. ...
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:23:00 GMT
Akron, NY--The Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has announced the award winners for top performing horsemen for 2013 as well as the Batavia Downs meet....
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:52:16 GMT
"It was a lot of fun" Dr. John Kokinos said with a big grin as he approached the winners circle at Monticello Raceway after he scored a 2:02 trotting victory in the North American Amateur Drivers Association (NAADA) Charity Series with Impressive Earl on Thursday afternoon, December 5. It was Kokinos' third victory with the 10 year old Valley Victory gelding in the series and sixth overall this season. ...
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:47:00 GMT
In case any of you were wondering why Trevor Henry is the leading dash-winning reinsman Canada this season, he doled out a friendly reminder Thursday evening at Flamboro Downs with a six-win performance....
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:51:00 GMT
There's a forgotten part of the Foiled Again story, buried under the mountains of money he's made these last several years and the many big races he has won. It's the first few chapters of his career, a story that begins well before Ron Burke and Yannick Gingras arrived on the scene, well before Foiled Again got his first headline. And it's the story of maybe the most lopsided sale in harness racing history....
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 09:10:00 GMT
While we are used to John’s brother Dexter Dunn notching up multiple winners on a premier night of racing, John doing it himself is something that is not quite so common....
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 09:04:00 GMT
During the past month, new faces have made a visit to the winner’s enclosure....
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 09:04:00 GMT
Two allegedly corrupt racing stewards used prepaid mobile phones, registered under fictitious names, to discuss the fixing of races, a court has heard....
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 08:45:00 GMT
APG’s 2014 Yearling Sales Catalogue is now available for viewing via the APG website at www.apgold.com.au....
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 07:59:00 GMT
Talent trotter Irish Whisper declared that he has arrived on the Open Class scene by winning the Group Two Lyell Creek Stakes at Alexandra Park last night....
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 03:14:00 GMT
This week on Trots TV we catch up with TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Champion Sydney ambassadors Stephanie Rice, Seryn Adams, Amanda Turnbull and Sammy Kilgour....