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

F-T October Yearling Sale Recap Day 2

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:12:12 GMT
Ian Tapp reviews the days results, including details about the top sellers, and comments from Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning on the sale.

O'Neill and Racing's Slow Regulatory Process

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:18:49 GMT
Sanctions against Doug O'Neill for a June 2013 drug positive calling for the highest level of penalty would not be levied until earlier in October when an agreement between the NYSGC and the trainer was reached.

Hollendorfer: Shared Belief Has 'Great' Work

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:17:38 GMT
Champion Shared Belief, in his longest workout leading up to the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), worked six furlongs in 1:14 2/5 handily on the synthetic Tapeta surface at Golden Gate Fields Oct. 21.

Trakus Coming to Some Australian Racecourses

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:59:46 GMT
Trakus timing and tracking technology is set to be installed at selected racecourses in Victoria, Australia, Racing Victoria and the Victorian Coalition Government announced Oct. 21.

F-T October Running Ahead of 2013 Record Pace

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:28:05 GMT
At its second session, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's October yearling sale saw a $400,000 sale leader and gains that suggest the auction could surpass 2013's record numbers, but buybacks were still trending higher.

HRTV to Air Live Coverage of Breeders' Cup

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:20:09 GMT
HRTV will present comprehensive live coverage leading into, and continuing through, the 31st Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

Fawkner, Adelaide Among Cox Plate Favorites

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:26:05 GMT
Recent Caulfield Stakes (Aus-I) victor Fawkner is the favorite in a full field of 14 for the Sportingbet Cox Plate (Aus-I), Australia's premier weight-for-age race, Oct. 25 at Moonee Valley.

Raffetto Joins New England HBPA Effort

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:14:22 GMT
Lou Raffetto, former Suffolk Downs vice president of racing, is teaming with the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association in its efforts to structure a deal that would restore live racing at the track.

Kentucky Regulator Approves 2015 Race Dates

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:42:32 GMT
At its regular Oct. 21 meeting at the Kentucky Horse Park, the KHRC approved race dates for next season that kept in place an agreement on September dates made by Churchill Downs, Kentucky Downs, and Ellis Park.

Podcast: Bob Baffert and the Breeders' Cup

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:26:38 GMT
Trainer Bob Baffert discusses his Breeders' Cup hopefuls, including the speedy Bayern, with Ron Mitchell of The Blood-Horse. Bob expands on the meaning of the event for owners and also gives us an update on Hoppertunity.

CT Classic Could Move to Afternoon in 2015

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:35:46 GMT
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races officials are leaning toward scheduling the 2015 Charles Town Classic (gr. I) and its supporting program in the afternoon instead of the evening.

Foreign Policy to Stand at River Oaks Farms

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:33:03 GMT
Foreign Policy, a son of Danzig out of grade I winner Strategic Maneuver, will stand in 2015 at Francisco and Lori Bravo's River Oaks Farms in Sulphur, Okla.

BC Classic: How Weak Are the Older Horses?

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:23:19 GMT
Let's face it, the older horse division that at one time looked like a sure thing to dominate the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has pretty much fallen apart. Could a horse like Zivo jump up and beat the 3-year-olds?

Live Chat - Thursday, October 23 at NOON EST

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:50:27 GMT
After you've studied the pre-entries for the Breeders' Cup, join us with your questions and comments.

What's Going On Here: Gary Player's Top 10

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:48:57 GMT
Renowned golfer, owner/breeder shares his rules of life.

Trainer D'Amato's Success Long Time in Coming

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:32:42 GMT
Southern California trainer Phil D'Amato, who starts outsider Big John B in the Breeders' Cup Turf, is an overnight success story that was 16 years in the making.

Leagues Seek to Halt New Jersey Sports Bets

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:57:07 GMT
The four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed papers in court Oct. 20 to stop New Jersey's plan to allow legal sports betting beginning Oct. 26.

Researchers Examine Fatal Lumbar Vertebral Fractures

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
When it comes to catastrophic injuries in racehorses, most people immediately think of severe limb fractures. But these athletes sometimes suffer life-threatening fractures beyond the limbs. Lumbar vertebral fractures, for instance, can occur in the loin area near where the rear of the saddle sits.

F-T October Yearling Sale Recap Day 1

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:32:09 GMT
Ian Tapp reviews the days results and catches up with Pope McLean Jr., director, business manager for Crestwood Farm and Bayne Welker, Fasig-Tipton vice president of sales.

F-T October Sale Gains Across Board at Opener

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:54:09 GMT
Topped by a $370,000 Super Saver ridgling, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's October yearling sale rang up increases across the board, but the buyback rate also climbed.

KY Necropsy Program Disproves 'Bad Step' Myth

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:50:57 GMT
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission necropsy program is continuing to provide evidence that many racehorses that suffer catastrophic injuries often have pre-existing conditions that lead to breakdowns.

Arqana Opens With Record Sales, Median Rise

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:07:19 GMT
Median showed a sharp increase on opening day of the Arqana October yearling sale, where a Dubawi colt sold for the highest price Oct. 20 at Deauville, France.

Sweet Reason Set for BC Filly and Mare Sprint

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:03:08 GMT
A strong Oct. 19 workout at Belmont Park by Sweet Reason has trainer Leah Gyarmati planning to send the Street Sense filly to this year's DraftKings Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I).

Rockingham Park Selling Most of Stable Area

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:49:10 GMT
The owners of Rockingham Park, which debuted as New England's first racetrack in 1906, are selling the majority of the stable area to a real estate developer.

Jockeys' Guild, RTCA Set Up Saez Family Fund

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:25:25 GMT
The Jockeys' Guild has partnered with the Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) to establish an account for funds for the family of apprentice jockey Juan Saez.

Claimer Seeking the Sherif Reaches BC Sprint

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:40:07 GMT
No one claiming a horse for $12,500 does so thinking that the horse will participate in a Breeders' Cup race. But that didn't stop Seeking the Sherif from earning his way into the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint Nov. 1.

U.S. Juvenile Turf Fillies Await Euro Attack

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:31:55 GMT
America looks to have a powerful contingent this year to turn back the Europeans in this year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT).

Bullet Move for Likely BC Juvenile Favorite

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:36:40 GMT
Zayat Stables homebred American Pharoah handily worked five furlongs in :58 3/5 on Monday, Oct. 20 as the son of Pioneerof the Nile continues work toward the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

Haskin: Time to Give Blame His Due

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:32:49 GMT
To most everyone, the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic was a punch in the gut, the end of a magical run that brought an eerie hush to the crowd at Churchill Downs.

Grade I Winner Alterite to Arqana Sale

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:28:28 GMT
French-bred Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) winner Alterite has been consigned to the Arqana December sale that takes place Dec. 6-9 in Deauville, France. She will be part of the Haras des Capucines consignment.


Harness Link Featured News

Draw biggest concern in Kilmore Cup

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:32:00 GMT
Traffic shapes as the main issue standing in the way of boom harness racing performer Guaranteed in his bid for a record-equalling win at Kilmore on Sunday....

Shuttle Stallions - Where is the $$ going? Insider Access

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:11:00 GMT
In case you have not already signed up for Harnesslink’s great harness racing newsletter called Insider Access, then here is your chance. ...

Embryo transplants are just wrong! Insider Access

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:04:00 GMT
In case you have not already signed up for Harnesslink’s great harness racing newsletter called Insider Access, then here is your chance. ...

Remember Me VK breaks track record in DSBF Final

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:24:00 GMT
HARRINGTON, Del. - One of the most competitive groups in recent history competed in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final for 2-year-old pacing colts Tuesday at Harrington Raceway....

Dover Downs stakes season ready to fly

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:24:00 GMT
DOVER, Del.--- Stakes races abound, all November long, when Dover Downs opens its 46th season of harness racing on Sunday, Nov. 2....

Another top pacer Aussie bound

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:53:00 GMT
Thirteen-win pacer Lets Elope has ended his New Zealand career on a triumphant note....

Posts for Yonkers Trot, Messenger Stake, Inter Trot

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:47:00 GMT
YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, October 21, 2014—All together now…”The pills are alive with the sound of stakes draws…”...

Five winners in the slop for Jimmy Marohn, Jr.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:22:21 GMT
"I had a few good horses that were in the right spots," is how Jimmy Marohn, Jr. explained his five bagger on (Oct.21) at Monticello Raceway over a muddy track on Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 21). Still it wasn't the best day that Marohn ever had but it certainly was a very good one....

Thin skinned Stewards - Insider Access

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:03:00 GMT
In case you have not already signed up for Harnesslink’s great harness racing newsletter called Insider Access, then here is your chance. ...

87-1 shocker for Ms Wilma at the Meadows

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:03:00 GMT
WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 21, 2014 -- Seizing an opportunity provided by the faltering favorite, Ms Wilma pulled off an 87-1 shocker in Tuesday's late-closing series for freshman filly pacers at The Meadows. Doll Fins captured the other $12,500 second-leg split. The championships of all four of the track's current series for 2-year-olds are set for Saturday, Nov. 1....

Fall Four highlights $2 million card at Woodbine

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:18:21 GMT
TORONTO, October 21 - The finest two-year-olds in harness racing will take centre stage this Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack, as the Fall Four Stakes highlight a $2.1 million card....

McCarthys to continue dominance

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:02:00 GMT
Regardless of form, or draw, the safe bet in Saturday night’s Queensland Pacing Championship – which doubles as the beginning of harness racing’s Grand Circuit – is McCarthy....

Yannick Gingras looks at Fall Four Stakes

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:00:20 GMT
After guiding Lyons Again to his first career win in his Governor's Cup elimination at Woodbine last weekend, driver Yannick Gingras believes it is just the start for the 2-year-old male pacer....

George Bonomo takes Billings race at Dayton

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:40:20 GMT
Eight Billings members got their first look at the new Dayton Raceway when the track hosted a Billings Trot on Monday, October 20, and they were impressed....

Anthony Perretti rejoins SBOANJ "Board"

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:04:00 GMT
MANALAPAN, NJ - October 21, 2014 - President Tom Luchento and his slate of officers were re-elected to the Board of Directors and Anthony Perretti was selected to fill a vacancy at the monthly meeting of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey at its Manalapan office on Monday, October 20, 2014....