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

Distorted Humor Tops WinStar Stallion Fees

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:31:31 GMT
WinStar Farm announced 2015 stud fees for most of its 22-stallion roster, which is headed again by leading sire Distorted Humor at $100,000 stands and nurses, and includes a new fee for leading freshman sire Super Saver.

Zia Park Hosts New Mexico Classic Cup Series

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:53:24 GMT
A full field of 12 is set to go in the $180,000 Rocky Gulch New Mexico Classic Cup Championship, which headlines a rich 12-race card for New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses Oct. 26 at Zia Park.

Bel's Starlet, 27, Dies at Our Mims

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:43:11 GMT
Bel's Starlet, a multiple stakes winner who finished third in the 1993 Gamely Handicap (gr. IT), died Oct. 23 at the age of 27 at Our Mims Retirement Haven near Paris, Ky., where she had lived since 2007.

Pletcher Pair Heads Turn Back the Alarm

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:15:39 GMT
Todd Pletcher appears to hold a strong hand in the $200,000 Turn Back the Alarm Handicap (gr. III) at Belmont Park Oct. 26 with the duo of Teen Pauline and Dame Dorothy, who are both riding three-racing winning streaks.

Churchill Downs Fall Meet Begins Oct. 26

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:03:28 GMT
Cooler temperatures and the leaves changing colors signify the return of live horse racing to the Louisville area as Churchill Downs, the historic home of the Kentucky Derby, opens for its 125th fall meet Sunday, Oct. 26.

Texas Sire Scrimshaw Relocates to Keen Farms

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:49:55 GMT
Graded stakes winner and graded stakes sire Scrimshaw has been relocated to Dallas and Donna Keen's Keen Farms near Burleson, Texas, for the 2015 breeding season.

Tommy Town to Stand GI Winner Boisterous

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:37:50 GMT
Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, in partnership with Gary Barber, will stand new stallion Boisterous for the 2015 breeding season at Tom and Debi Stull's farm near Santa Ynez, Calif.

Will Take Charge to Stand for $30,000

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:27:30 GMT
Three Chimneys Farm announced champion Will Take Charge will stand for a $30,000 fee during his inaugural season at the Versailles, Ky., farm in 2015.

Ashford Execs Testify in Love Me Only Trial

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:18:59 GMT
Executives of Coolmore Stud and its U.S. entity Ashford Stud were on the witness stand Oct. 23 during the fourth day of a trial over the disputed sale of the broodmare Love Me Only in 2011.

Stevens Says He'll Ride in Breeders' Cup

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:49:31 GMT
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, a 10-time Breeders Cup winner, will be riding in this year's event at Santa Anita Park, exactly 14 weeks to the day after undergoing total knee replacement surgery July 25.

FTBOA Names New Executive Committee, Board

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:22:32 GMT
George Russell has been re-elected president of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, which announced its new executive committee and board members for 2015 on Oct. 23.

Longines Named Official Breeders' Cup Partner

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:15:24 GMT
Famous Swiss watchmaker Longines has become an official partner of the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships, which take place Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park, it was announced Oct. 23.

Breeders' Cup 'The Works' Returns to TVG

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:09:51 GMT
Horse racing network TVG begins its week-long Breeders' Cup programming Saturday, Oct. 25, with the return of "The Works--Breeders' Cup 2014."

Mott's BC Fillies are Close to His Heart

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:38:40 GMT
Although the Hall of Fame trainer is closely associated with the legendary Cigar, he has always had that 'je ne sais quoi' with the fillies, including Breeders' Cup contenders Emollient and Close Hatches.

Handle Down at Challenged Delaware Park Meet

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:29:00 GMT
Delaware Park officials reported a decline in pari-mutuel handle for the 2014 racing season that ended Oct. 22 but said they will continue to explore ways to strengthen the product in a gambling-congested Mid-Atlantic region.

Canterbury Requests 70 Racing Dates for 2015

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:47:45 GMT
Canterbury Park Oct. submitted a request to the Minnesota Racing Commission for a 70-day live racing season in 2015 Oct. 23, up two days from this year. If approved, the meet would be the longest since 1992.

That Handicapping Show: Hagyard Fayette S.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:58:29 GMT
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Hagyard Fayette Stakes at Keeneland. The duo discuss early speed versus tactical speed and examine Departing, Code West, Pick of the Litter, and Long River.

BC Challenge a Lucrative Entry for Starters

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:24:07 GMT
Now in its eighth year, the Breeders' Cup Challenge provides automatic bids to horses that win top stakes in the U.S. and throughout the world that correspond with one of the 13 Breeders' Cup World Championships races.

Can Calculator Figure in BC Juvenile?

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:13:53 GMT
Calculator lacks the high profile of several of his foes in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile, but he is an improving colt who is far better than his maiden status would have one believe.

F-T October Yearling Sale Recap Day 3

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:34:28 GMT
Ian Tapp recaps the Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale, including details on the day's top sellers, impressions from participants, and a rare white sales yearling.

Early Thoughts on the BC Pre-Entries

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:46:11 GMT
J. Keeler Johnson shares his early thoughts on the Breeders' Cup pre-entries.

Breeders' Cup Features 201 Pre-Entered Horses

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:35:45 GMT
The Breeders' Cup unveiled its pre-entrants for the 31st World Championships the morning of Oct. 22 at Santa Anita Park, with 201 horses named for the 13-race festival Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

Tapit Filly Tops Record F-T October Sale

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:32:59 GMT
Led by a $410,000 Tapit half sister to graded winner and sire Desert Party, the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale set records for gross, average, and median as pinhookers and end-users battled for choice prospects.

California's Golden Eagle Farm Set to Close

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:57:51 GMT
Golden Eagle Farm in Ramona, Calif., founded and owned by the late John and Betty Mabee, is scheduled to close Oct. 31 after 40 years of operation, according to Golden Eagle racing manager Janine McCullough.

Queen's Plate Winner Lexie Lou in Autumn Miss

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:30:15 GMT
Southern California race fans will get a rare look at a Queen's Plate winner when Lexie Lou takes on a full field of 3-year-old fillies in the $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 25 on the Santa Anita turf.

Romansh Tries One Turn in Bold Ruler

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:44:07 GMT
The $200,000 Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III) at Belmont Park Oct. 25 drew a classy, competitive field of seven, headed by proven graded stakes horses Romansh, River Rocks, and Salutos Amigos.

Declaration of War Moving to Ashford Stud

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:16:45 GMT
Declaration of War, third on his only start on dirt in last year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will relocate to Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., for the 2015 breeding season, it was announced Oct. 22.

Laurie's Rocket to Stand at McDowell Farm

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:40:05 GMT
Laurie's Rocket has been retired and will stand the 2015 season at Bill and Mary McDowell's McDowell Farm near Sparkman, Ark., owner Willis Horton announced Oct. 22.

Live Chat - Thursday, October 23 at NOON EST

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:02:52 GMT
The transcript for the live chat is now available.

Pour Moi Colt Tops Yearling Action at Arqana

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:32:55 GMT
A colt from the first crop of Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner Pour Moi topped the sales action on the third day of the Arqana October yearling sale in Deauville, France, selling to Sylvain Vidal for US$177,044 Oct 22.

Harness Link Featured News

Wolfenden & Davis shine on Harrington's closing night

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:08:00 GMT
HARRINGTON, Del. - Harrington Raceway's 68th season of live harness racing came to an end Thursday evening....

Southwind Trini unwavering in Vernon feature

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:02:00 GMT
Despite finding herself in constant battle, Southwind Trini ($8.00) proved unwavering in Thursday (October 23) night's $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open-Preferred Pace at Vernon Downs, capping a driving hat trick for Jim Marohn, Jr. ...

Victorian visitor improves ahead of QPC

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:21:00 GMT
Talented Victorian pacer Abettorpunt is expected to be a major improver in tomorrow night’s harness racing Grand Circuit opener....

All Stars rate their runners at Addington

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:36:00 GMT
The All Tars team have eight runners in tonights harness racing meeting at Addington and the following is how they see their runners chances....

David Miller takes a look at Yonkers Stakes

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:08:00 GMT
YONKERS, NY, Thursday, October 23, 2014--Yonkers Raceway's stakes-stuffed Saturday night program has all the required-by-law ingredients....

Belle ready to shine

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:15:00 GMT
Star harness racing mare Libertybelle Midfrew, the youngest runner in tonight’s McInerney Ford Pace at Gloucester Park, is on trial for next week’s Mount Eden Sprint....

Son of Art Major looks to bounce back

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:12:00 GMT
No trainer likes to see their stable star roll into a gallop at full speed....

Blue with grey stars in for a big night

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:51:00 GMT
The blue silks with the grey stars of the All Stars team is to harness racing what the All Blacks are to rugby....

Flashback Friday....'The Frog'

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:02:00 GMT
It’s that time of the week as Harnesslink presents another ‘Flashback Friday’, written by multiple award-winning journalist PAUL COURTS. If you have any past champions or magical moments you’d like to relive, contact Paul who will be glad to hear from you…enjoy!...

Dealt A Winner heads NJ Futurity at Freehold

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:50:21 GMT
In five of his six starts, Dealt A Winner has been dealt a winning hand....

Stable Stars Contest for Harrisburg Sale

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:12:24 GMT
Hanover/Harrisburg, PA – Looking for a fun-filled way to take part in the upcoming Harrisburg sale?  Standardbred Horse Sales Company invites you to enter its new, “Stable Stars” contest.  You will have a chance at winning prizes and eternal bragging rights of being the first-ever winner!...

Commander Crowe ready for USA debut at Yonkers

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:44:20 GMT
Baseball fans in New York are familiar with the "Le Grand Orange," the nickname of popular former Mets star Rusty Staub. Now, nearly 30 years after Staub's retirement, racing fans in New York will get their first in-person look at "Le Grand Blonde," globe-trotting trotter Commander Crowe....

Rakland Fine Line retirement party Saturday

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:42:20 GMT
It seems unfair that when a horse reaches mandatory retirement age of fourteen, some still have some racing left in them. ...

El Azteca gets top billing at Cal Expo

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:34:20 GMT
El Azteca made a successful return to the harness races last weekend, capturing the Open Trot for his owner/breeder/trainer Marco Rios with James Kennedy at the helm, but there's more to the story....

World champion Centurion ATM preps for Breeders Crown

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:04:20 GMT
VERNON, NY - On Friday, October 24, world champion colt Centurion ATM travels to Vernon Downs to headline three divisions of the Simpson Stakes for two-year-old trotters. Four other divisions featuring freshman filly trotters and colt and filly pacers make up the thirteen-race card that features purses totaling more than $140,000. Racing begins at 6:45 p.m....