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Meet Southwest Virginia Thoroughbred & Standardbred Farm Owners

Both the Virginia Thoroughbred Association and Virginia Harness Horse Association have Certified Residency Programs where horse owners are incentivized to send their babies to a registered Virginia farm for a minimum six month stay before they start racing. Once those program graduates begin racing at the age of two, and beyond, they are incentivized — … Continue reading Meet Southwest Virginia Thoroughbred & Standardbred Farm Owners

Mid-Atlantic Sees Significant Drop In Racing Fatalities Following Reforms

SPONSORED BY:by Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association | 11.11.2020 | 4:57pm Racing at Saratoga race course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.COVID-19 forced Thoroughbred racing into what was for most a two-month hiatus, but the stakeholders in the Mid Atlantic turned the down time into an opportunity to focus on its Strategic Plan to Reduce Equine Fatalities. Regulators, racetracks, horsemen’s and breeders’ … Continue reading Mid-Atlantic Sees Significant Drop In Racing Fatalities Following Reforms

Colonial Downs’ Leading All Time Owner David Ross Gets Solid Outing from Extravagant Kid in B. Cup Turf Sprint

When Extravagant Kid broke out of the starting gate November 7 in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Keeneland, it marked the second “Cup” start for David Ross, a Virginia businessman, President of the Virginia HBPA, and Colonial Downs’ all-time leading owner. His Perfect Officer finished third in the same race in 2011. Ross was hoping … Continue reading Colonial Downs’ Leading All Time Owner David Ross Gets Solid Outing from Extravagant Kid in B. Cup Turf Sprint

Colonial Downs’ Jill Byrne To Host Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards on Breeders’ Cup Week

(NEW KENT, VA — 11/1/2020) —- Colonial Downs’ VP of Racing Operations Jill Byrne will host the prestigious Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards (TIEA), held virtually this year, on Thursday November 5 at 12 Noon. Now in its fifth year in the U.S., the ceremony recognizes and rewards outstanding talent, diligence and commitment of the farm … Continue reading Colonial Downs’ Jill Byrne To Host Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards on Breeders’ Cup Week

Five Things To Watch During the November 6, 7 Breeders’ Cup

The following piece appeared in The Buffalo News and was written by Gene Kershner. Fans can wager the Breeders’ Cup races at any Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Richmond, New Kent, Vinton and Hampton, at any VA-Horseplay OTB in Henrico (Breaker’s Sports Grille), Chesapeake (Buckets Bar & Grill) and Collinsville (The Windmill OTB Sports Grill), and … Continue reading Five Things To Watch During the November 6, 7 Breeders’ Cup

Breeders’ Cup Race Schedule Set For November 6, 7 at Keeneland

Fans can wager the Breeders’ Cup races at any Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Richmond, New Kent, Vinton and Hampton, at any VA-Horseplay OTB in Henrico (Breaker’s Sports Grille), Chesapeake (Buckets Bar & Grill) and Collinsville (The Windmill OTB Sports Grill), and online via TVG.com, Xpressbet.com, Twinspires.com and NYRABets.com. The Breeders’ Cup on Wednesday revealed the official order … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup Race Schedule Set For November 6, 7 at Keeneland