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Exhibit Honoring Penny Chenery To Open At The Meadow During State Fair Of Virginia

NEW EXHIBIT HONORING PENNY CHENERY TO OPEN AT THE MEADOW, BIRTHPLACE OF SECRETARIAT, AT STATE FAIR OF VIRGINIA For immediate release:  Sept. 18, 2018 She was revered as “The First Lady of Racing” and “The Mistress of The Meadow.”  Penny Chenery, who owned and raced legendary Triple Crown champion Secretariat, passed away last year on … Continue reading Exhibit Honoring Penny Chenery To Open At The Meadow During State Fair Of Virginia

Driver Chuck Perry Wins Eight Races During Opening Weekend At Shenandoah Downs

Driver Chuck Perry Wins Eight Races During Opening Weekend At Shenandoah Downs (WOODSTOCK, VA — 9/17/18) —- Driver Chuck Perry scored a natural hat trick on back to back days this weekend at Shenandoah Downs as the Woodstock, Virginia track ushered in its third pari-mutuel harness racing season. The 53 year old Suffolk, Virginia resident had five … Continue reading Driver Chuck Perry Wins Eight Races During Opening Weekend At Shenandoah Downs

Harness Racing’s Opening Weekend At Shenandoah Downs Set To Go This Saturday & Sunday

Third Shenandoah Downs Harness Season Features Appearance By Superstar Horse Foiled Again, Unique Fan Experience Opportunities,  New Ten Cent Superfecta Wager, Free Parking And Free Admission The third annual harness racing season at Shenandoah Downs in Woodstock, Virginia kicks off September 15th and continues every Saturday and Sunday through October 14th. Special cards will be offered on Monday October 8th and Friday October 12th. … Continue reading Harness Racing’s Opening Weekend At Shenandoah Downs Set To Go This Saturday & Sunday

First Draw For Fall Harness Season At Shenandoah Downs Set For Wednesday Sept. 12

WOODSTOCK, VA  — 9/10/18) —The first draw for the 2018 pari-mutuel harness racing season at Shenandoah Downs in Woodstock, Virginia is scheduled for this Wednesday September 12th. Entries will be accepted from 7:30 AM-9:00 AM. Opening weekend kicks off Saturday September 15th at 2 PM and continues Sunday with a card at the same time. The five week season runs … Continue reading First Draw For Fall Harness Season At Shenandoah Downs Set For Wednesday Sept. 12

Virginia-Bred & Sired Stakes At Laurel, Scheduled For Saturday Sept. 22, Have Been Pushed Back To Sunday Sept. 23

Here is a key release from the Maryland Jockey Club that affects Virginia-bred stakes on Commonwealth Day at Laurel. The Virginia stakes have been moved back one day and are now scheduled for Sunday September 23rd! LAUREL, MD – Due to poor weather conditions forecast this weekend due to Hurricane Florence, the Maryland Jockey Club … Continue reading Virginia-Bred & Sired Stakes At Laurel, Scheduled For Saturday Sept. 22, Have Been Pushed Back To Sunday Sept. 23

Highlights From The Harness Horse Youth Camp Held At Shenandoah Downs September 8th

The following was written by Susan St. Amand In advance of the upcoming 2018 Harness Racing season at Shenandoah Downs, Ellen Taylor of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation led a one-day youth camp at the track September 8th to foster the next generation of harness racing enthusiasts and discuss career exploration in this specialized equine field.   Approximately … Continue reading Highlights From The Harness Horse Youth Camp Held At Shenandoah Downs September 8th

Colonial Downs Aiming For March 2019 Opening Of “Rosie’s Gaming Emporium”

The following piece appeared in the Richmond Times Dispatch and was written by Graham Moomaw. The new owners of Colonial Downs are hoping to open their casino-like gambling facility in New Kent County in March, with live horse racing expected to return in the fall of 2019. Since buying the closed track in April, Chicago-based … Continue reading Colonial Downs Aiming For March 2019 Opening Of “Rosie’s Gaming Emporium”

Breeders Ned Moore & Jill Gordon-Moore’s Blazeaway Colt Wins Top Honors At Yearling Futurity

Ned Moore & Jill Gordon-Moore’s Blazeaway dark bay/brown colt captured Grand Champion honors at the $27,500 Virginia Breeders’ Yearling Futurity, held at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds August 29th.  He also won top honors in the Colt & Gelding division. The event featured competitions in both the Virginia-Bred/Sired Colt & Gelding and Filly classes, in addition to the new Certified class as … Continue reading Breeders Ned Moore & Jill Gordon-Moore’s Blazeaway Colt Wins Top Honors At Yearling Futurity

Breakers Off Track Betting Center In Richmond Will Not Be Open Tuesday, September 4th

Attention horseplayers — due to extreme heat inside Breakers OTB in Richmond’s west end, betting will not be available on Tuesday September 4th. The air conditioning unit that services the OTB portion of Breakers went out late last week and it is being replaced early this week. Feel free to visit the other Richmond OTB … Continue reading Breakers Off Track Betting Center In Richmond Will Not Be Open Tuesday, September 4th