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

TimeformUS Breeders' Cup Preview: Distaff

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:29:56 GMT
TimeformUS Breeders' Cup Preview: Can Close Hatches revert to form in the Distaff?

For Joe Rocco Jr., It's All About the Horse

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:29:20 GMT
Jockey Joe Rocco Jr. has found that one drawback in being a jockey is that he doesn't spend as much time with the horses as he would like.

Top Decile Under Radar for Juvenile Fillies

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:07:30 GMT
Top Decile didn't win the Darley Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland in early October, but she raced well enough to capture second and earn a trip to California for the Nov. 1 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

BC 2014: Hardest Core and Jody Petty

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:58:50 GMT
Jody Petty, exercise rider for 2014 Arlington Million winner Hardest Core, talks about the gelding's training regimen and journey to this year's Breeders' Cup.

Record Gross at Tattersalls Autumn Sale

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:56:55 GMT
The Tattersalls Autumn horses in training sale concluded Oct. 30 with a record gross and strong increases in average and gross prices.

Asmussen Aims to Make Untapable Feel at Home

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:51:09 GMT
Recalling the strides Untapable made -- and top races she delivered -- during an extended stay at Fair Grounds, trainer Steve Asmussen shipped the top 3-year-old filly early to Santa Anita Park.

Paulassilverlining Reigns Over Tempted Field

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:38:04 GMT
Two-year-old fillies will attempt to get a mile and valuable black type in the grade III Tempted Stakes, with the field being led by grade II winner Paulassilverlining and stakes winner Harlan's Honor.

Arvizu, Others Recognized by Chaplaincy

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:30:02 GMT
Jockey Rodolfo Arvizu, who assisted fellow rider Anne Von Rosen after a racing accident earlier this year at Turf Paradise, was presented with the 2014 White Horse Award by the Race Track Chaplaincy of America Oct. 30.

Leading Edge Heads Princess Elizabeth

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:21:53 GMT
Chiefswood Stable's homebred Leading Edge, a daughter of Tapit out of a grade II winner, heads Woodbine's Princess Elizabeth Stakes Nov. 2. The $250,000 race is for Canadian-foaled fillies at 1 1/16 miles.

Longform: Long Live the Queen

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:10:02 GMT
The legacy of one of the modern era's best-known Thoroughbred stars continues to this day as two-time Breeders' Cup winner and 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta maintains a devoted fan following.

Santa Anita Confident in New Dirt Surface

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:05:08 GMT
As Santa Anita Park prepares to host the Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 31-Nov. 1, track management is confident its new dirt surface will perform well and safely.

Sire Tapit Closing in on Record Season

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:33:37 GMT
Leading North American sire Tapit has piled up impressive numbers this season and, as you might expect, his progeny figure prominently in the weekend's Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

Breeders' Cup News Update for Oct 30, 2014

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:28:00 GMT
Claire Novak provides updates on Shared Belief, Rich Tapestry, and Art Sherman's thoughts on the contenders for Horse of the Year.

Indiana Completes Drug Sample Testing Backlog

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:14:36 GMT
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission announced Oct. 30 that the backlog of its drug testing samples is cleared and testing current at its Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse race meet at Indiana Grand.

Northern Cal Trainers On Cup's Center Stage

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:10:09 GMT
As unlikely as it seems, a couple of grizzled bantamweights from Northern California are playing the heavyweights as their respective 3-year-olds approach the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 1.

Frat Brothers Team Up on Lawn Ranger

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:06:31 GMT
The good old college days continue for Ken McPeek and Rusty Jones, whose Lawn Ranger goes in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, and adds to their success with graded stakes winners such as My Baby Baby, War Dancer, and Pure Fun

Haskin Friday Longshot Plays

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:20:37 GMT
Let's start by saying that this year's Breeders' Cup is one of the toughest to handicap in many years, with deep, wide-open fields, none of which, except perhaps one, have a clear-cut favorite that stands far above the others

Baffert Hopes Luck Turns with One Lucky Dane

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:14:04 GMT
Dual champion Lookin At Lucky has two colts from his first crop in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, and trainer Bob Baffert, who lost favorite American Pharoah from the race, hopes One Lucky Dane can fill the void.

Breeders' Cup to Honor Top Jockey

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:59:02 GMT
The Breeders' Cup will again present the most outstanding jockey of the Breeders' Cup World Championships with the Bill Shoemaker Award based on competition in the 13 races Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

Aktabantay Knocked Out of BC Juvenile Turf

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:36:36 GMT
Aktabantay has been scratched out of the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) due to a stress fracture of his right rear leg caused by kicking his stall, according to Breeders' Cup officials.

Sprint Wins Come From Every Post Position

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:32:50 GMT
At only six furlongs, the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) raises more questions regarding post positions than do many of the longer races. Yet historically Sprint wins have been scattered throughout the starting gate.

That Handicapping Show: Breeders' Cup Friday

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:44:19 GMT
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap several Breeders' Cup Friday races. They look at the Breeders' Cup Distaff, Mile, Juvenile Fillies, and Juvenile Fillies Turf. Return Saturday for the Breeders' Cup Classic!

Sherman, Others Honored by Turf Writers

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:40:20 GMT
Art Sherman, who trains Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner California Chrome, and others were honored by the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association the evening of Oct. 29.

Breeders' Cup Friday Selections

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:05:22 GMT
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Breeders' Cup Friday races.

Identifying Profitable Yearlings In-Utero

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:40:17 GMT
More than 1,900 broodmares will be offered in-foal at this year's Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

TVG Offering Shared Belief Guaranteed Odds

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:23:43 GMT
TVG has announced it will offer a guaranteed 5-2 return for win bets on Shared Belief for wagers up to $20 made Friday, Oct. 31, through TVGe's mobile platforms.

Eastern Fillies Top Good Field in Goldikova

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:57:19 GMT
Eastern based Filimbi and Strathnaver, along with four-time Santa Anita turf stakes winner Pontchatrain, head a strong field of nine fillies and mares Nov. 2 in the $200,000 Goldikova Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park.

Pleasantly Perfect Sold to Stand in Turkey

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:55:40 GMT
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Pleasantly Perfect has been purchased by Turkish interests and will stand at the Turkish National Stud in 2015, Murat Sancal of Sancal Racing said Oct. 30.

BC 2014: Shared Belief at Santa Anita

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:54:27 GMT
Classic favorite Shared Belief, walking after visiting track at Santa Anita Park.

BC, NBC Extend Media Rights Deal 10 Years

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:08:20 GMT
NBC Sports Group is lengthening its media rights partnership with Breeders' Cup through 2025 with a 10-year extension, it was announced Oct. 30.

Harness Link Featured News

Menangle honours ANZAC heroes

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:45:00 GMT
Without horses there would be no harness racing....

Repeats & maiden breaking victories in Autumn Series

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:34:00 GMT
TORONTO, October 30 - Another action packed round of the Autumn Series took place Thursday night at Woodbine Racetrack....

Oh To Be Me pulls off upset at Charlottetown

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:11:00 GMT
Charlottetown, PE – Oh To Be Me, at 24-1 odds, came flying late in the stretch to win the Thursday night feature at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The long-shot paced to a new race record of 1:58 flat....

Jody Jamieson records 7,000th career win

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:02:00 GMT
TORONTO, October 30 - Driver Jody Jamieson became the newest member of the 7,000 win club Thursday night at Woodbine Racetrack....

Itstimeformetofly stuns in Vernon distaff feature

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:01:00 GMT
Shuffled to last at the top of the stretch, Itstimeformetofly ($27.40) found room to hook to the grandstand side in the final eighth of a mile, rallying to a 1:53 victory in the featured $7,300 conditioned pace for fillies and mares on Thursday (October 30) evening at Vernon Downs. ...

$350,000 Progress Pace moves to late November

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT
DOVER, Del. --- The $350,000 (estimated) Progress Pace has moved to the last part of Dover Downs month-long “Novemberfest of Stakes.”...

Wagering Working Party report

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:42:00 GMT
Concern over a range of wagering matters prompted Harness Racing Australia to appoint a special committee, the Wagering Working Party, to examine wagering issues and make recommendations as to how turnover can be boosted, with a resultant increase in industry funding....

Who Will Win It? Handicapping by Steve Wolf

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:04:00 GMT
For the second straight week I lost money (-$4.10) on win bets but with the cold exactas and trifectas in the Messenger Stakes and Valley Victory, we made decent money for the weekend....

"Stars of the Future" field set for final at Dayton

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:04:00 GMT
DAYTON, OH. - Two elimination heats went postward at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Thursday night to determine the field for next week's "Stars of the Future" mini-series championship. The trotters that answered the starter's call in the pair of $4000 eliminations were all non-winners of a pari-mutuel race; however two emerged as winners and earned roles as likely favorites for the $8000 final next Thursday....

Fillies Sires Stakes heat full of talent

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:48:00 GMT
The second heat of this years Sires Stakes heats for 3 year old fillies is up for decision at the harness racing meeting at Addington tonight and it is chock full of talent....

Flashback Friday - superstar honoured at GP

Thu, 30 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!...

Halloween Night Vernon has all grey horse race

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:25:00 GMT
VERNON, NY – Vernon Downs is getting into the Halloween spirit by hosting a race exclusively for grey horses on Halloween Night, Friday, October 31. The race has drawn a field of seven including local favorite The Grey Bullet. The excitement will happen in Race 8 on the 11-race program that begins at 6:45 p.m....

Meadowlands Reminder: NJ-Sired horses race for bonus

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:58:21 GMT
This is a reminder to all horsemen that beginning with the November 14th racing program, any New Jersey Sired horse entered in a race with a condition of non-winners of one, two, three or four pari-mutuel races will race for 60-percent more than the listed purse....

Stakes record set in Green Acres final at Freehold

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:24:22 GMT
MANALAPAN, NJ - October 29, 2014 - Angels Ransom not only won the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes - Green Acres Final for three-year-old trotters but did so in stakes record time on Thursday, October 29, 2014 at Freehold Raceway....

Ron Burke aims for another strong year-end finish

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:18:26 GMT
As the races for divisional honors head toward the finish line, trainer Ron Burke is hoping for continued strong performances from his horses down the stretch....