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All Stakes Pick-4 With Saratoga & Del Mar Races Set For Pacific Classic Day This Saturday, August 19th

Saturday August 19th is another great day for horseplayers especially at Saratoga and Del Mar. Saratoga will host the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (Gr. I) and the $300,000 Lake Placid Stakes (Gr. 2) while Del Mar has their biggest card of the year, highlighted by the $1 Million Pacific Classic (Gr. I). Arrogate, Bob Baffert’s #1 ranked horse, will compete … Continue reading All Stakes Pick-4 With Saratoga & Del Mar Races Set For Pacific Classic Day This Saturday, August 19th

Shenandoah County Agricultural Foundation Receives Limited License To Host Harness Races At Shenandoah Downs This Fall

The Virginia Racing Commission (VRC) held its monthly meeting Thursday August 17th in downtown Richmond, and the session provided good news for harness horsemen and fans. The Shenandoah County Agricultural Foundation, a new 501(c)(3) organization, was granted a limited license to host the Shenandoah Downs pari-mutuel fall race meet this year at the Fairgrounds in Woodstock. Approval … Continue reading Shenandoah County Agricultural Foundation Receives Limited License To Host Harness Races At Shenandoah Downs This Fall

Effort Seeks To Enhance Visitor Experience At Secretariat’s Home

The following appeared in The Free Lance Star and was written by Adele Uphaus-Conner The Meadow Event Park hopes to enhance the visitor experience at the birthplace of horse racing superstar Secretariat through a new partnership with Secretariat.com announced this week. The website oversees the development and management of Secretariat-related enterprises for the Chenery family, … Continue reading Effort Seeks To Enhance Visitor Experience At Secretariat’s Home

Condition Sheet for 2017 Shenandoah Downs Harness Meet Now Available

CONDITION SHEET NOW AVAILABLE FOR SHENANDOAH DOWNS FALL 2017 MEETING  Shenandoah’s Director of Racing Mike Wandishin, after consultations with the horsemen, released the 2017 Fall Meeting condition sheet today. He had this to say, “This sheet should enable any horsemen to enter and competitively race any horses in their barn at Shenandoah Downs. We will … Continue reading Condition Sheet for 2017 Shenandoah Downs Harness Meet Now Available

Early Grey Kicks Off “Virginia Day” at Laurel Park August 5th With a Maiden Win

Early Grey captured a $30,000 maiden special weight race to kick off the first of five Virginia-bred races at Laurel Park  August 5th.  The final four events were $75,000 stakes that each were making their debut — the William Backer, Hansel, Meadow Stables and Camptown Stakes. Jockey Sheldon Russell led the effort for owner/breeder Morgan’s Ford Farm. … Continue reading Early Grey Kicks Off “Virginia Day” at Laurel Park August 5th With a Maiden Win

Special Envoy, Queen Caroline Look To Double Up In Virginia-Bred Stakes Saturday At Laurel

From a Maryland Jockey Club release It took every inch of the one-mile Edward P. Evans Stakes for Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Firestone’s Special Envoy to earn some long-deserved black type. Six weeks later he returns to Laurel Park aiming for his second straight stakes victory in the $75,000 Hansel Stakes. Joining Special Envoy in … Continue reading Special Envoy, Queen Caroline Look To Double Up In Virginia-Bred Stakes Saturday At Laurel