February 7, 2014
The theme for the second running of the Dogwood Classic was announced today on Play 103.7's "Jack & Melissa's" Richmond based morning show and tailgating attendees that have an affinity for James Bond and casino type activities will be pleased.
February 4, 2014
With the second annual Dogwood Classic just two months away, Colonial Downs has announced a special incentive offer to partygoers who purchase tailgate spaces before the end of February.
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.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:09:26 GMT
Over the past few days buyers and agents have scoured the packed OBS sales grounds in search of racing's next headliners.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:15:09 GMT
Important racehorse and sire Native Diver is being exhumed from the former Hollywood Park racetrack and will be moved to a new resting place in Southern California.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:31:24 GMT
The New York Racing Association is at some unknown date losing its board chairman as it looks in the next year or so to move from a state-run entity back to a privately held corporation.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:52:52 GMT
Designer Soxx, a daughter of Half Ours, sold for the highest price, $75,000, at the Stars of Tomorrow 2-year-olds in training sale March 9 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:37:18 GMT
Mining My Own, dam of 2009 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird and 2012 Kentucky Derby runner-up and three-time grade I winner Dullahan, gave birth to a bay filly from the first crop of Bodemeister.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:33:26 GMT
Several new horses appear on Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen this week, including a new number one. Steve expands on thoughts of California Chrome's start out of the gate in the San Felipe Stakes.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:33:10 GMT
Steve Haskin discusses the Kentucky Derby path of Honor Code. Honor Code has not started this year due to set backs, but is entered in a race on Wednesday.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:30:34 GMT
The Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has signed 10-year racing agreements with the under-construction Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course and ThistleDown Racino, formerly known as Thistledown.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:10:02 GMT
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Mucho Macho Man was honored as 2013 Florida-bred Horse of the Year the Florida Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association awards gala March 9 in Ocala, Fla.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:46:44 GMT
Southwest Stakes winner breezes easy half mile for the March 15 Rebel Stakes.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:30:21 GMT
The Name's Jimmy, who set a stakes record in the 1992 American Derby (gr. IIT), was euthanized March 7 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, Ky. due to increasingly severe mobility issues.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:53:45 GMT
Simulcast and online wagering provider AmWest Entertainment has announced it will offer players an option to donate to Thoroughbred Charities of America directly from their AmWager player accounts.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:30:08 GMT
The 1992 American Derby record setter The Name's Jimmy died March 7 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, Ky.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:35:22 GMT
"Time to Ride," an effort to expose 100,000 new people to horses over a 100-day period, has been launched.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 02:19:37 GMT
Evan Hammonds recaps the historical Santa Anita Handicap, San Felipe Stakes, Gulfstream Park Handicap, and the Tampa Bay Derby.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 01:07:08 GMT
Darley's Central Kentucky shuttler Lonhro was recognized as one of Australia's greatest racehorses with his induction into the nation's Racing Hall of Fame during ceremonies March 9 in Canberra.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 01:04:25 GMT
The $75,000 Alcatraz Stakes has been added to the winter-spring meeting stakes schedule at Golden Gate Fields and the $100,000 Campanile Stakes has been moved from May 31 to June 8, it was announced March 9.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 01:03:25 GMT
Expectations are understandably high heading into Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s selected sale of 2-year-olds in training March 11 in Ocala, Fla.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 23:51:44 GMT
Judy the Beauty, game runner-up in last fall's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), began what Wesley Ward hopes is a championship campaign with a sharp win in Santa Anita's $100,000 Las Flores Stakes (gr. III) March 9.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 22:20:27 GMT
Following a dazzling win from California Chrome in the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) March 8 at Santa Anita Park, trainer Art Sherman says he can concentrate on the best way to get to this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:26:32 GMT
The Santa Anita Handicap program March 8 produced a robust 23% increase in total handle over last year, the track reported.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:02:41 GMT
Ken and Sarah Ramsey enjoyed a win in the Caribbean March 8 when veteran Major Marvel cruised to a clear victory in the $214,000 Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup at Savannah Garrison Racecourse.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 19:13:00 GMT
Jockey Colby Hernandez reached his 1,000th career victory March 8 when guiding Stephanies Wildcat to a narrow triumph in the fifth race at Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 19:08:36 GMT
Gulfstream Park announces it will add bonus money for March 29 program based on the number of starters during each of the day's races.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 17:23:38 GMT
Coming up to his 2014 seasonal debut at Gulfstream Park, top 3-year-old prospect Honor Code breezed four furlongs March 9 in :47.97 over the main track.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 02:51:03 GMT
2013 Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice started 2014 with a win at Gulfstream.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 02:11:05 GMT
Experts thought Game On Dude had lost a step, but the gallant old gelding proved them wrong with a history-making third victory in the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 8 at Santa Anita Park.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 01:47:04 GMT
In an impressive display of gameness and power, Sahara Sky drove between horses in the stretch and struck for a repeat win in the $250,000 San Carlos Stakes (gr. II) March 8 at Santa Anita Park.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 01:32:59 GMT
Promising prospects stretched their legs for prospective buyers March 9 at the second of two under-tack shows for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s selected 2-year-olds in training sale.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 00:15:23 GMT
Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice, on the shelf since an even sixth-place finish in the 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), showed no signs of rust with a gritty victory in the $250,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) March 8.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:44:00 GMT
With only two weeks remaining and one qualification race left until the 2014 Pryde’s EasiFeed Great Southern Star the competition for the final few places remaining in the list of 20 to start is hotting up....
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:01:00 GMT
Somebeachsomeflaire isn’t, and probably never be will, the quickest filly in Australia, but she certainly is one of the best bred....
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:54:00 GMT
Alberta's Kelly Hoerdt, co-owner and developer of the undefeated top harness racing colt, National Debt, announced tonight that his next race will be in the Diplomat at Woodbine Entertainment & Gaming in Toronto on April 26th. ...
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:12:00 GMT
YONKERS, NY, Monday, March 10, 2014 - Yonkers Raceway's stakes season began Monday night, with the opening round of the Petticoat Pacing Series. ...
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:12:00 GMT
DOVER, Del.---- JK Letitgo won her fifth race in-a-row stepping up the ranks to win her first appearance in the $20,000 Mares Open/Handicap on Monday, March 10 at Dover Downs. Trainer Joe Hundertpfund, Jr. had a big night conditioning four winners from his stable. And she paid off at odds of 7-1, paying $17.60 to win. ...
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:18:00 GMT
Freehold, NJ --- Fire And Smoke is the best horse Lindsey Blackler never bought....
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:18:19 GMT
WASHINGTON, PA, March 10, 2014 -- Imagine Hanover dominated his Ken Weaver Memorial Trot field once again, cruising to an unchallenged victory Monday at The Meadows. Gotta Luv Cash took the other $15,000 split in the second leg of the series for 3- and 4-year-old trotting colts, horses and geldings....
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:16:00 GMT
PLAINVILLE, Mass. — Never let it be said that grass could grow under the feet of Penn National Gaming. Today they announced that they will have a ground-breaking ceremony this Friday to begin construct of the new casino at Plainridge Raceway....
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:58:17 GMT
DAYTON, OH. - Nominations for a pair of new Grand Circuit races at the brand new Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway five-eighths mile oval this Fall are due March 15....
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:16:00 GMT
Outlawishfulthinkn prevailed in a group photo finish to win the $20,000 Clarence Gagnon Memorial for Jim Marino on Sunday afternoon at Fraser Downs....
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:14:17 GMT
The Meadowlands wishes to remind horsemen that a number of Meadowlands stakes have sustaining payments due by March 15. However, since the 15th falls on a Saturday this year, payments postmarked by Monday (March 17) will be accepted. ...
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:48:00 GMT
Brian West, radio host at Y108, turned on his announcing voice during the third race at Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening for another round of Announcer Idol....
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:40:18 GMT
TORONTO, March 10 - Nominations for Woodbine Entertainment Group's major stakes events, including the $685,000E Metro Pace, $630,000E Canadian Pacing Derby and $550,000E Maple Leaf Trot close Monday, March 1. ...
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:33:00 GMT
Harness driver Tim Tetrick needs just two wins to reach the 8,000 win mark in his already exciting career....
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:41:00 GMT
When you think of aging wine, it is some of the best you could ever have/drink, but when it comes to horse racing a lot of the times the older a horse gets sometimes they will fall off of their game. Since coming to Buffalo Raceway I have seen three horses that are what I consider “war horses” all with a ton of class. ...