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Virginia-Bred Greyvitos Can Aid Healing Process In Springboard Mile

Survivor of San Luis Rey fire carries hopes for connections in one-mile test. By Alicia Wincze Hughes – Bloodhorse.com You go on because that is what life dictates. You press forward past the grief, putting things that still need emotional processing in a corner of one’s mind until a better moment arises. You try and regain a sense … Continue reading Virginia-Bred Greyvitos Can Aid Healing Process In Springboard Mile

Virginia-Breds Score Early December Wins At Laurel, Tampa, Charles Town & Parx

Four Virginia-breds reached the winners circle this past week including Galaxy Express and Wing Fighter, a pair bred by Lady Olivia at North Cliff. Galaxy Express, who was 4th in the 2016 Jamestown Stakes, was best December 9th in a $27,000, one mile claiming race at Parx. The 3 year old Cosa Vera gelding beat eight … Continue reading Virginia-Breds Score Early December Wins At Laurel, Tampa, Charles Town & Parx

Virginia-Bred Stellar Wind Still In Training; Eyes Possible Pegasus World Cup Start

After finishing off-the-board in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff Nov. 3, champion Stellar Wind was consigned to the Keeneland November Sale, where she was purchased for $6 million by M.V. Magnier for the Coolmore group. Most racing fans figured that the daughter of Curlin was officially retired, since plans were for her to be bred … Continue reading Virginia-Bred Stellar Wind Still In Training; Eyes Possible Pegasus World Cup Start

Standardbred Retirement Foundation On Display At Middleburg, Virginia Xmas Parade

Middleburg, VA — The harness racing industry was well represented by the Standardbred Retirement Foundation at this year’s Christmas in Middleburg Parade, which was held on Dec. 2.   Photo courtesy of Fred Hudson Standardbreds were a hit at the Christmas in Middleburg Parade. This year’s parade had an estimated attendance of 25,000-plus spectators. While … Continue reading Standardbred Retirement Foundation On Display At Middleburg, Virginia Xmas Parade

Trainer With Virginia Ties Captures The Grade 2 Remsen Stakes Saturday At Aqueduct

Congratulations to trainer Jonathan Thomas and Catholic Boy for a big win in the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes December 2nd. Jonathan is the son of Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) Track Superintendent John Dale Thomas. The following appeared in Bloodhorse.com.   It remains to be seen if Catholic Boy prefers turf or dirt, but trainer Jonathan Thomas … Continue reading Trainer With Virginia Ties Captures The Grade 2 Remsen Stakes Saturday At Aqueduct

David Ross’s Scuba Surges To Hawthorne Gold Cup Win

The following appeared in Bloodhorse.com on November 25th and was written by Claire Novak-Crosby. Hawthorne Gold Cup winner Scuba is owned by Virginia businessman and VAHBPA (Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association) President David Ross.  Something about the month of November agrees with Scuba. One year after he won the Marathon Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park, … Continue reading David Ross’s Scuba Surges To Hawthorne Gold Cup Win

Free $500 Handicapping Contest Set For Cigar Mile Day — Dec. 2 at Ponies & Pints OTB

FREE CIGAR MILE HANDICAPPING CONTEST –Saturday December 2nd at Ponies & Pints OTB    –$500 in cash prizes; Winner gets $250! HERE ARE CONTEST DETAILS! *Pick up an entry form that day upon arrival. *Select a horse in each of 8 contest stakes races that afternoon. *Players get a $2 mythical win/place bet on that selection. *Turn in contest entry before first … Continue reading Free $500 Handicapping Contest Set For Cigar Mile Day — Dec. 2 at Ponies & Pints OTB