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Stakes For Virginia-Bred, Sired & Virginia-Certified Horses Are Scheduled at Colonial Downs

A total of twelve Virginia Breeder’s stakes races worth a combined $1.2 million will be showcased at the upcoming seven-week summer thoroughbred racing season at Colonial Downs, which will be headlined by the 18th running of the Grade 3, $250,000 Virginia Derby. The meet in New Kent will run from July 19 – September 1 … Continue reading Stakes For Virginia-Bred, Sired & Virginia-Certified Horses Are Scheduled at Colonial Downs

Spring Is Almost Here — 2021 Virginia Point-to-Point, Steeplechase Dates & More

Spring is right around the corner at last and that means the Virginia Point-to-Point racing season is about to kick off! A complete schedule and details are available now at centralentryoffice.com, along with the list of National Steeplechase Association (NSA) sanctioned meets that will be held in the Commonwealth. The season kicks off Saturday March … Continue reading Spring Is Almost Here — 2021 Virginia Point-to-Point, Steeplechase Dates & More

Four 2018 Virginia Yearling Futurity Participants Share $5,000 In Bonus Awards

Congratulations to four Virginia-bred/certified horses that competed in the 2018 Yearling Futurity, who will share a $5,000 bonus pool based on career earnings they accumulated through their recently completed 3-year-old racing campaigns. The top earners in bonus winning order were Patriotic Punch ($3,000), Appraised ($1,000), Lady Fox ($700) and Beach Traffic ($300). Maryland-bred Patriotic Punch, … Continue reading Four 2018 Virginia Yearling Futurity Participants Share $5,000 In Bonus Awards

Colonial Downs Launching New Rosie’s Effort in Emporia

The following appeared in the Emporia Independent Messenger and was written by Mark Mathews. On Wednesday Emporia City officials, staff and city government representatives were eagerly awaiting the breaking news. Then it came. Colonial Downs Group Chief Operating Officer Aaron Gomes announced Colonial Downs is investing $20 million on a gaming investment venture in the … Continue reading Colonial Downs Launching New Rosie’s Effort in Emporia

January 2021 Online Betting Handle In Virginia Up 51% Over January, 2020

January’s online betting handle, generated by Viriginia residents on horse racing, picked up right where it left off in in 2020. A total of $10,690,431 was wagered in January, 2021, compared with $7,053,900 the same month a year prior, good for a solid 51.55% increase. Of the four partner online outlets, TVG handled the most with … Continue reading January 2021 Online Betting Handle In Virginia Up 51% Over January, 2020

Meet Virginia’s Three Horse Race Starters; Very Different Getaways, But All With The Same Goal

There are three types of pari-mutuel horse races that take place in Virginia — thoroughbred/flat racing at Colonial Downs in New Kent, standardbred/harness racing at Shenandoah Downs in Woodstock, and steeplechase/jump racing at Great Meadow. And there are a dozen other venues that host non-wagering steeplechase and point-to-point events throughout the year. A horse is … Continue reading Meet Virginia’s Three Horse Race Starters; Very Different Getaways, But All With The Same Goal

Rosie’s Resort Casino Proposed To Open In Dumfries In 2023

The following appeared at potomaclocal.com February 15 and was written by Uriah Kiser Rosie’s is thinking bigger. Much bigger. Rosies Gaming Emporium, a 19,000-square-foot gaming center opened on January 8 with 95 video slots in the Triangle Shopping Center in Dumfries, proposes building a massive $389 million casino resort on the grounds of Potomac Landfill, … Continue reading Rosie’s Resort Casino Proposed To Open In Dumfries In 2023