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

Maryland Positives for Compounded Drug Found

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 23:26:18 GMT
Three trainers have received suspensions and fines in Maryland in conjunction with positive tests for stanozolol, a synthetic steroid formerly known as Winstrol that is now available only through drug compounders.

Hard to Stay Notgo Romps in Franklin Square

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 23:15:13 GMT
Chester and Mary Broman's homebred Hard to Stay Notgo romped to a front-running 5 1/2-length triumph in the $125,000 Franklin Square Stakes for New York-bred 3-year-old fillies Feb. 1 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

California Chrome Works February 1, 2015

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 22:38:38 GMT
Watch California Chrome and hear thoughts from Art Sherman following.

Lord Nelson Nabs Texas Red in San Vicente

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 22:05:30 GMT
Lord Nelson spoiled the 3-year-old coming-out party for Texas Red in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park Feb. 1, edging the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner in a terrific finish.

Pletcher's Donn Quartet Breeze at Palm Beach

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 21:19:26 GMT
Trainer Todd Pletcher's quartet of candidates for the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park all breezed four furlongs at Palm Beach Downs the morning of Feb. 1.

Take Charge Brandi On Oaks Path, Lukas Says

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 21:06:04 GMT
Despite comments made by the owner of Take Charge Brandi after her win in the Martha Washington Stakes Jan. 31, trainer D. Wayne Lukas says the champion filly will remain pointed toward the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

California Chrome Picks Up Cal-Bred Awards

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:32:44 GMT
California Chrome, the national Horse of the Year for 2014, has added two more titles -- champion 3-year-old California-bred male and champion Cal-bred turf horse.

Hoppertunity Confirmed for San Antonio Start

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:30:55 GMT
Grade I winner Hoppertunity will run in the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II), trainer Bob Baffert confirmed after the 4-year-old son of Any Given Saturday worked six furlongs at Santa Anita Park Feb. 1.

California Chrome Works, Set for San Antonio

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:31:55 GMT
Horse of the Year California Chrome put in the final major drill for his 4-year-old debut when breezing five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 Feb. 1 at Los Alamitos Racecourse.

Callback Rings Up Victory in Las Virgenes

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 02:51:32 GMT
Stretching out for the first time, Callback became a grade I winner Jan. 31 when she took the field gate to wire to win the $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita Park for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.

The Great War Has More in Store After Romp

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 02:45:07 GMT
Prohibitive favorite The Great War appears to have bigger battles ahead after winning for fun in his 3-year-old debut Jan. 31 in the $75,000 96ROCK Stakes under the lights at Turfway Park.

Can Texas Red Be Beaten in the San Vicente?

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 02:12:15 GMT
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the San Vicente Stakes (gr. II).

Avanzare Responds For Stevens in Arcadia Win

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:47:10 GMT
Avanzare pressed the pace before kicking clear in the stretch and scoring a clear win from fast-finishing Za Approval in the $200,000 Arcadia Stakes (gr. IIT) Jan. 31 at Santa Anita Park.

Conquest Two Step Surprises in Palos Verdes

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:59:39 GMT
Benefiting from a sizzling early speed duel, Conquest Two Step rallied through the lane to take the $200,250 Palos Verdes Stakes (gr. II) over Secret Circle from Santa Anita Park Jan. 31.

Testa Rossi Gets Endeavour Victory on DQ

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:19:07 GMT
Hard Not to Like hit the wire first in the $150,000 Lambholm South Endeavour Stakes (gr. IIIT) Jan. 31 but was disqualified, moving favored Testa Rossi into the winner's circle at Tampa Bay Downs.

Undefeated Ocean Knight Wins Sam F. Davis

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:11:31 GMT
Stonestreet Stables' Ocean Knight remained undefeated in two starts and aced both his 3-year-old and stakes debuts Jan. 31, taking the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs.

'Brandi' Makes Martha Washington Interesting

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:59:24 GMT
Champion Take Charge Brandi got her 3-year-old campaign off to a winning start with a surprisingly tight head victory in the $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes Jan. 31 at Oaklawn Park, her fourth consecutive win.

Far Right Works, Confirmed for Southwest

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:49:09 GMT
Far Right will make his next start in the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 16 at Oaklawn Park, Ron Moquett confirmed the morning of Jan. 31. Mike Smith will again have the mount aboard the Smarty Jones Stakes winner.

Futura Powerful J&B Met Winner at Kenilworth

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:22:04 GMT
Brilliant 4-year-old Futura landed South Africa's prestigious J&B Met (SAf-I) Jan. 31 at Kenilworth in Cape Town, earning a second straight victory at the group I level.

Complete List of Triple Crown Nominees

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:10:46 GMT
A sortable list of all the horses nominated to the 2015 Triple Crown.

Early Nominees to Triple Crown Races Increase

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:00:42 GMT
American Pharoah and Take Charge Brandi, last year's respective champion 2-year-old male and female, head the list of 429 Thoroughbreds made eligible to compete in the 2015 Triple Crown during the early nomination phase.

Aqueduct Cancels Racing for Saturday, Jan. 31

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:13:27 GMT
The Jan. 31 live racing card at Aqueduct has been canceled due to severe cold temperatures and high winds.

Is Ceftiofur Sodium an Effective Treatment for Placentitis?

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:00:00 GMT
Placentitis, an inflammation of the placenta caused by bacteria such as Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus, is one of the leading causes of foal death. It's challenging to treat, and researchers are still trying to identify effective therapies, particularly antibiotics. Currently, many practitioners administer the antibiotic ceftiofur crystal...

2014 New Mexico Champions Announced

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:39:11 GMT
The New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association honored its 2014 Thoroughbred champions Jan. 22 during its Zia Awards Banquet at the Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque.

Leave the Light On Off Derby Trail

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:38:40 GMT
Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence's Leave the Light On, winner of last fall's Remsen Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack, has been forced off the Kentucky Derby trail after suffering an ankle injury.

Withers Favorite El Kabeir Breezes at Belmont

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:30:28 GMT
Jerome Stakes (gr. III) winner El Kabeir, likely favorite for the upcoming $250,000 Withers (gr. III), breezed five furlongs Jan. 30 over the training track at Belmont Park for trainer John Terranova.

Turfway Increases Purses, Adds Race Per Week

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:31:19 GMT
Turfway Park will increase purses effective Jan. 30 with a slight across-the-board bump and an extra race per week, officials said.

Early Claiming Activity Robust at Oaklawn

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:33:27 GMT
Oaklawn Park racing secretary Pat Pope predicted that claiming activity would be "very robust" during the 2015 meeting that began Jan. 15. So far, Pope is right.

Fair Grounds to Host 'Rosie Day' Feb. 21

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:21:32 GMT
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots plans a special tribute for four-time leading rider Rosie Napravnik Feb. 21.

First Reported Foal for Jimmy Creed

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:05:02 GMT
The first reported foal for Spendthrift Farm's Jimmy Creed, a grade I-winning son of Distorted Humor, is a filly born Jan. 17 in Wilmington, Ohio.


Harness Link Featured News

War Cry Hall on the warpath

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:00:00 GMT
LEBANON, OH. - War Cry Hall made it three in a row in O-Hi-O on Sunday afternoon at Miami Valley by capturing the $16,500 Open Trot. Harness racing driver Josh Sutton urged the winner past Mr Web Page (Chris Page) in the final strides despite a sloppy track caused by steady rainfall throughout the day. Can'tcutthatchip (Jack Dailey) was a fast-closing third in the feature race. Favored Rehab Mountain (Brad Hanners) cut fractions of :28.4, :58.4 and 1:29 before tiring in the late going....

Harness racing identities charged with fraud

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:00:00 GMT
The case against the four men, including the former chairman of Harness Racing New Zealand has been set down for a hearing in March after they appeared at the Wellington District Court today....

Five arrested - Victoria harness race fixing

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 23:59:00 GMT
Five men have been arrested in raids over race-fixing allegations in Victorian harness racing....

Harness racing probe focused on Cramp family

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 23:51:00 GMT
Victoria Police officers have raided the properties of top Australian harness racing figures over their alleged involvement in a race-fixing scandal....

Alford accepts prestigious Bathurst invitation

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 23:30:00 GMT
Premier Victorian reinsman Chris Alford has accepted the Bathurst Harness Racing Club’s invitation to be the 2015 Gold Crown Honouree....

Kiwi heads Hunter Cup and Inter Markets

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 22:43:00 GMT
TAB have released updated Fixed Odds markets for two of harness racing’s biggest events – A G Hunter Cup and Inter Dominion....

Frith to be kept fresh ahead of Group One

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 21:56:00 GMT
Frith will be kept ‘ticking along at home’ in preparation for Australasia’s premier mares’ event – Ladyship Mile....

Victoria Derby: Final wide open after heats

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:56:00 GMT
The VHRSC Victoria Derby Final is shaping as a harness racing classic after the three heats on Saturday night. Follow The Stars is not unbeatable. Who would have thought?...

Dunn delivers in Victoria Cup

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 07:56:00 GMT
The 2015 TAB Victoria Cup came down to ‘gate speed’. The 2240m feature harness racing sprint at TABCORP Park, Melton was taken out by New Zealand star Christen Me who blasted the gate to lead before running away with the $400,000 feature defeating Lennytheshark and Adore Me....

Steve Oldford's 100th win - Pompano stakes action

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 05:56:00 GMT
Pompano Beach, Florida...January 31, 2015...Pompano Park's Saturday night harness racing program included the finals of two Late Closing events, an Open Handicap Pace, the second leg of the Murdock Hanover L.C. and a Super Hi-5 with a huge carryover of over $87,000. ...

A 1:49.4 mile on a cold and windy night

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 05:33:00 GMT
The feature race on the Saturday Night harness racing program at The Meadowlands was the $20,000 B-1/A-2 Handicap Pace. The race favorite was Ultimate Beachboy leaving from the outside post, sent off as the 3/2 choice. ...

Yonker's co-featured $35,000 Opens

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:24:00 GMT
YONKERS, NY, Saturday, January 31, 2015 - Sapphire City  and harness racing driver Eric Carlson, and Count Me In (George Brennan, $4.80) divided Yonkers Raceway's Saturday night glory, winning the co-featured $35,000 Open Handicaps....

Ciskei wins the Carrick Cup

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:04:00 GMT
Underrated pacer Ciskei powered his way to an impressive win in the Carrick Cup on Saturday to make it back-to-back wins in the feature race for harness racing premier trainer Barrie Rattray....

Son of The Panderosa ties track record

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 03:35:00 GMT
LEBANON, OH. - Twilight Bonfire didn't just capture the $14,500 Open Pace at Miami Valley on Saturday night (January 31), but he tied the all-time all-age harness racing track record in 1:51.1 on a wintry night in southwest Ohio....

Youwillwishyouhad continues torrid streak

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 03:24:00 GMT
HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Youwillwishyouhad has become a regular harness racing customer of Buffalo Raceway track photographer Steve Roth in the winner's circle. ...