June 16, 2013
In addition its regular horse race program, an ostrich race, camel race and animal mascot race highlighted Father’s Day activities at Colonial Downs this afternoon at the New Kent track.
June 13, 2013
Ostrich and camel racing will return to Colonial Downs on Sunday June 16th as part of a special Father's Day race program beginning at 12:55 PM.
June 9, 2013
Colonial Downs will be hosting an armed forces appreciation night on July 5th and recognize all military and first responders with free general admission for themselves and up to four family members.
June 9, 2013
Inti scored an upset win over nine other steeplechase horses in Saturday’s $50,000 David L. “Zeke” Ferguson Memorial Stakes (Gr. III) as Colonial Downs opened its 17th season of racing.
June 1, 2013
Despite already being one of the top 50 jockeys in the country, Sheldon Russell continues to pick up the pace in the racing world. As Colonial Downs’ leading jockey, the ambitious and talented 25 year-old plans to maintain an active career to ultimately
June 6, 2013
Colonial Downs will open its 17th thoroughbred race season this Saturday with three consecutive steeplechase events followed by six flat races including a trio that boast full fourteen horse fields, and the simulcast of the Belmont stakes between live rac
June 5, 2013
Who do you like in the $50,000 David L. “Zeke” Ferguson Memorial?
June 5, 2013
Steeplechase racing will be in the spotlight when Colonial Downs kicks off its 2013 Thoroughbred racing season on Saturday, and the twilight program’s three jump races will be highlighted by the $50,000 David L. “Zeke” Ferguson Memorial (Gr. 3). Fir
June 4, 2013
Colonial Downs will usher in its 17th annual season of thoroughbred racing this Saturday June 8th in conjunction with the simulcast of the Belmont Stakes.
May 29, 2013
Bill Pape’s Divine Fortune, narrowly defeated in the spring’s richest steeplechase race, heads a strong group of 15 nominees to the $50,000 David L. “Zeke” Ferguson Memorial, the featured race as Colonial Downs opens its 2013 Thoroughbred racing s
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
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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.
Tue, 11 Aug 2009 21:00:08 GMT
Gulfstream Park has waved the nomination fees for grade I winners Mine That Bird, Rachel Alexandra, Summer Bird, and Quality Road to next year's Donn Handicap.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 04:43:00 GMT
This reporter may not have played a real board game in years, but....being the harness racing purist or junkie that I am; I could not resist being one of the first people to purchase a brand new board game called Midwest Harness Racing.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 04:08:00 GMT
Another large crowd turned out at Running Aces Harness Park on Tuesday night and were treated to some outstanding racing and thrilling stretch drives, evidenced by the fact that six of the final seven races produced photo finishes.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 04:00:00 GMT
Ronnie Wrenn Jr. drove six winners on Tuesday (June 18) at Northfield Park. Wrenn's winners included Village Boss ($4.00) in race two, Friskie Town ($2.10) in race five, Rosebud-Sharkalert ($5.00) in race nine, Rare Commodity ($15.00) in race 10, Ridge Park ($3.60) in race 11 and Goin Home Ray ($11.20) in race 14.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 03:55:00 GMT
Junee horseman Bruce Harpley has won a number of feature juvenile events around Australia during his long and distinguished harness racing career but one series that has eluded him to date is the New South Wales Breeders Challenge.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 03:48:00 GMT
The combination of harness racing trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. and driver David Miller scored a pair of wins with the two fastest times in Stallion Series action for three-year-old trotting fillies on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 03:01:00 GMT
Harness racing trainer Nathan Hurst decided to escape the cold mornings at his training base of Eglington in New South Wales for a month and is enjoying the warmer weather in Queensland with a team of eight horses. Hurst has qualified Mcambro for Saturday nights Premiers Cup at the Gold Coast and he is hoping for a good result in the $50,000 feature.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 02:54:00 GMT
Allen Kaplan, Ira Kaplan and David Sheibs Lorrie Please (George Dennis, $8.40) surpassed $100,000 in seasonal earnings Tuesday with a 1:54.2 win in the featured $19,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway over a sloppy racetrack.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 02:25:00 GMT
Local star Zanardi returns to Globe Derby Park after a luckless run at Melton when held up for a run entering the home straight.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 02:14:00 GMT
In his first full season of training Londonderry based Michael Muscat is pleased with his results and is hoping to cap off an impressive year by qualifying multiple runners for the Breeders Challenge Finals day at Tabcorp Park Menangle on June 30. Muscats two year old filly Majestic Amy progressed through to the Gr.1 final after finishing second in her semi final on the weekend while four year olds Gamechanger and Heza Presidente will compete this weekend attempting to do the same.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 01:41:00 GMT
Not much gets past the team at Harnesslink, but one thing that did was Major In Arts first New Zealand winner, Major Sam, who was victorious last Friday night at Addington.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:44:00 GMT
HRNZ and the NZRB have moved swiftly to co-ordinate re-jigged plans for South Island race meetings this week surrounding the forecast weather bomb that will work its way up the island from this evening.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:31:00 GMT
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Tue, 18 Jun 2013 23:45:00 GMT
Seemingly indestructible ten-year-old Has The Answers is poised to seriously test record-smashing five-year-old Livingontheinterest after drawing favourably at barrier two on the front line in the 2130m Quality Produce Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:28:00 GMT
Harness racing's No. 1-ranked horse, 3-year-old pacer Captaintreacherous, leads a star-studded card Saturday night when Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs hosts eliminations for the Ben Franklin Pace, Earl Beal Jr. Memorial, Max C. Hempt Memorial and James M. Lynch Memorial stakes.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:47:00 GMT
After facing some of the best trotters in Europe in last months Elitlopp, Arch Madness is back in the States and ready to tackle another tough group.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:43:00 GMT
Defending Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous claimed control of the No. 1 spot in this week's harness racing Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:40:00 GMT
Exploiting a hot pace on a softening track, Pair A Dice rallied third over to pull off a 22-1 harness racing shocker in Tuesday's $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:18:00 GMT
Dozens of youngsters entering the Monmouth County Library in Manalapan, NJ on Monday, June 17, 2013 to check out a book also could check out a retired standardbred racehorse named Independent Act - aka Indy.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:02:00 GMT
Balmoral Park's mid-week harness racing card Wednesday night will have a trio of ICF stakes for young horses with the first race opener the pari-mutuel debut for all nine freshman filly pacers.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:51:00 GMT
Advanced equipment and supplies recently donated by leading horsemen's organizations have given the New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine a powerful forensic research tool for the development of innovative racehorse drug testing protocols.