All posts by Darrell Wood

Virginia-Bred Stakes Winner Largent Is Second Favorite in Saturday’s $1 Million Pegasus World Cup Turf

(NEW KENT, VA. — 1/12/2021) — Virginia-bred Largent, winner of the Edward P. Evans stakes last summer at Colonial Downs, will compete in Saturday’s (January 23) prestigious Grade I, Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational Stakes, which has a purse of $1 Million. The stakes will be held on the same card as the $3 Million … Continue reading Virginia-Bred Stakes Winner Largent Is Second Favorite in Saturday’s $1 Million Pegasus World Cup Turf

2020 Online Betting Handle On Horse Racing In Virginia Rose 56% Over Prior Year

A Covid-pandemic world changed the way horseplayers wagered in 2020. When much of the industry came to a standstill in mid-March, a handful of tracks still operating reaped benefits as a move to online wagering became the new norm. Handle figures from Virginia’s four partner Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) companies — TVG, Xpressbet, Twinspires and … Continue reading 2020 Online Betting Handle On Horse Racing In Virginia Rose 56% Over Prior Year

Highest Historical Horse Racing Jackpot In U.S. History Hit at Rosie’s Gaming In Hampton

RECORD ROSIE’S & HIGHEST HHR JACKPOT IN U.S. HISTORY HIT IN VIRGINIA Player wins $914,530.90 on a $3 Wager in Hampton!  Hampton & Richmond, Va. – January 13, 2020 – A resident from the Newport News area hit the highest Historical Horse Racing (HHR) jackpot in U.S history at the Rosie’s Gaming Emporium® located in Hampton, Virginia … Continue reading Highest Historical Horse Racing Jackpot In U.S. History Hit at Rosie’s Gaming In Hampton

2020 Virginia Breeders Fund Awards Pay 40% For Wins at Tracks in North America

Virginia-bred Largent’s three stakes and two allowance wins in 2020 triggered an $81,738 Virginia Breeders Fund bonus award for Lazy Lane Farm in Upperville, tops among any horse and breeding farm in the Commonwealth. Virginia Breeders awards took a big step forward in 2020, averaging 40% of each winning purse at tracks across North America … Continue reading 2020 Virginia Breeders Fund Awards Pay 40% For Wins at Tracks in North America

2021 Point-to-Point Dates, Sanctioned Steeplechase Meet Dates & More

It may only be January, but we are thinking spring! The Virginia Point-to-Point racing season schedule is available now at centralentryoffice.com as is the list of National Steeplechase Association (NSA) sanctioned meets that will be held in the Commonwealth. The season kicks off Saturday March 6 with the Rappahannock Hunt and continues with events every … Continue reading 2021 Point-to-Point Dates, Sanctioned Steeplechase Meet Dates & More