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Many Of The Nation’s Racetracks Return To Action As Summer Nears; On Line Betting Is Available

As summer weather nears, things are getting back to a new normal for horseplayers around the country as more and more thoroughbred and harness tracks open every day. Though on track spectators are not allowed, simulcast signals from every track are available to watch and wager on line. Virginia residents can wager via these four … Continue reading Many Of The Nation’s Racetracks Return To Action As Summer Nears; On Line Betting Is Available

Safety Standards In Effect For Middleburg, Gold Cup NSA Meets In Virginia

The following appeared at www.nationalsteeplechase.com The National Steeplechase Association’s spring race meets, the Middleburg Spring Races on June 13 and the Virginia Gold Cup on June 27, will be conducted under health and safety best practices mandated by the Virginia Department of Health to control the spread of the new coronavirus and the disease that … Continue reading Safety Standards In Effect For Middleburg, Gold Cup NSA Meets In Virginia

Middleburg Spring Races Set To Run June 13 & Virginia Gold Cup Races Set To Run June 27, Both Without Spectators

NSA Official Notices Friday, May 29, 2020  NSA Spring Race Schedule: Please see the attached conditions for the Middleburg Spring Races and the Virginia Gold Cup. Both the Middleburg Spring Races and the Virginia Gold Cup will be run under NSA Rules and will be held without spectators. An NSA license is the only requirement … Continue reading Middleburg Spring Races Set To Run June 13 & Virginia Gold Cup Races Set To Run June 27, Both Without Spectators

Three-Time Virginia Derby Winning Jockey Prado Moves Past Cordero’s Career Win Total

The following appeared May 21 in bloodhorse.com. Jockey Edgar Prado won three straight Virginia Derbies between 2002 – 2004 at Colonial Downs. He won with Orchard Park and Silver Tree for trainer Bill Mott, and Kitten’s Joy for trainer Dale Romans. Edgar Prado is now eighth all time among jockeys in wins. Jockey Edgar Prado … Continue reading Three-Time Virginia Derby Winning Jockey Prado Moves Past Cordero’s Career Win Total

Hillbilly’s Galore At Amanda Jackson’s Standardbred Farm In Burkeville, Virginia

Amanda Jackson is a registered nurse who works in the recovery room at Saint Francis Medical Center in the Brandermill section of south Richmond by day, and a standardbred horse trainer/breeder/owner on other parts of the days, evenings, weekends and holidays when she is not working. She has been active in Virginia’s pari-mutuel harness racing … Continue reading Hillbilly’s Galore At Amanda Jackson’s Standardbred Farm In Burkeville, Virginia

Top 2019 Virginia-Owned Horse Bellafina Returns to Winners Circle At Santa Anita

The following appeared in bloodhorse.com May 17 and was written by Meredith Daugherty. Bellafina, who won the Desert Stormer Stakes, earned Top Virginia-Owned Horse honors in 2019. The Kentucky-bred filly is co-owned by Virginia businessman Kaleem Shah who previously won this category in 2015 with Dortmund. Bellafina bankrolled $858,725 last year from a stellar campaign … Continue reading Top 2019 Virginia-Owned Horse Bellafina Returns to Winners Circle At Santa Anita

2013 Colonial Downs “Horse of the Meet” Boltin’ Out Stars In Through The Gate Venture In Hanover

When Anne Tucker’s prize horse Boltin Out won the Punch Line Stakes, two allowance races and Horse of the Meet honors at the 2013 Colonial Downs thoroughbred season — it’s final one before a six year hiatus — it provided an exclamation point to a 15-plus year legacy as a breeder/owner. Based at her Bowles … Continue reading 2013 Colonial Downs “Horse of the Meet” Boltin’ Out Stars In Through The Gate Venture In Hanover