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Long On Value Looks To Live Up To His Name Saturday (June 24) at Royal Ascot

The following article was written by Nick Hahn and appeared in The Racing Biz on June 23rd. Virginia residents can wager the Diamond Jubilee Stakes from Royal Ascot June 24th via TVG.com, XPressBet.com, TwinSpires.com and NYRABets.com When horseplayers around the world, some in tuxedos and top hats, pick up their weekend racing programs for the races … Continue reading Long On Value Looks To Live Up To His Name Saturday (June 24) at Royal Ascot

Fields Are Set For Saturday’s (June 24) Maryland-Virginia Breeders’ Day At Laurel

The fields for Saturday’s (June 24th) second annual Maryland-Virginia Breeders’ Day at Laurel are set! The eleven race program, set to begin at 1:10 PM, features six turf stakes worth a combined $450,000. The four-pack of $75,000 Virginia-bred or sired races includes the Edward Evans, White Oak Farm, Nellie Mae Cox and Tyson Gilpin Stakes, while the $75,000 Jameela and … Continue reading Fields Are Set For Saturday’s (June 24) Maryland-Virginia Breeders’ Day At Laurel

All Time Leading Colonial Downs Jockey Collects Career Win Number 2,000 June 18th

The following piece appeared in The Racing Biz on June 18th.  by Frank Vespe The 11th time was the charm. Jockey Horacio Karamanos posted his 2,000th career victory Sunday at Laurel Park, guiding Liquid Aloha to a a narrow win over the late-charging Iggy Loco. It came in the jock’s 11th try since getting to the brink … Continue reading All Time Leading Colonial Downs Jockey Collects Career Win Number 2,000 June 18th

$1 Million North American 3 Year Old Open Pace Set For Saturday Evening At Mohawk

Churchill Downs’ biggest card since the Kentucky Derby is set for Saturday evening June 17th. The $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (Gr. 1) headlines a program with five graded stakes! The action begins at 6 PM. Harness fans also have much to get excited about the same night. Mohawk hosts the $1 Million North American Cup … Continue reading $1 Million North American 3 Year Old Open Pace Set For Saturday Evening At Mohawk

Gun Runner Favored In Churchill’s Grade 1 Stephen Foster On Saturday Evening

Churchill Downs’ biggest card since the Kentucky Derby is set for Saturday evening June 17th. The $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (Gr. 1) headlines a program with five graded stakes! The action begins at 6 PM. Harness fans also have much to get excited about the same night. Mohawk hosts the $1 Million North American Cup … Continue reading Gun Runner Favored In Churchill’s Grade 1 Stephen Foster On Saturday Evening

Plans Being Finalized For Second Annual Fall Harness Season At Shenandoah Downs

Plans are being finalized for the second season of pari-mutuel harness racing at Shenandoah Downs, scheduled to take place this fall from September 16th – October 15th. Pacers and trotters will compete in ten races every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 PM. The half mile oval, which was completely renovated a year ago, will also play host to four … Continue reading Plans Being Finalized For Second Annual Fall Harness Season At Shenandoah Downs

5 Virginia-Breds Connect With Wins Over Belmont Stakes Weekend

A Virginia-owned filly captured a stakes north of the border and five Virginia-breds got to the winners circle on a successful Belmont Stakes weekend for horses/connections with Commonwealth ties. Six different tracks were represented courtesy of those successes. Queen Del Valle, trained by Reid Nagle and owned by his Big Lick Farm in Charlottesville, was best in the $105,000 … Continue reading 5 Virginia-Breds Connect With Wins Over Belmont Stakes Weekend