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MATCH Series Returns With Expanded Schedule In 2020 To Include Colonial Downs

Colonial Downs will play host to 5 MATCH Series races on Saturday August 15. Here are the respective divisions and races in New Kent: *3-Year-Old & Up Fillies/Mares Turf Division: $100,000 Old Nelson Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf *3-Year-Old Sprint Dirt Division: $100,000 Victory Gallop Stakes at 7 furongs *3-Year-Old & Up Fillies/Mares … Continue reading MATCH Series Returns With Expanded Schedule In 2020 To Include Colonial Downs

‘Rosie’s Gives Back’ Hosts Bed Build For Children On Saturday

Volunteers to Assemble Wooden Beds at New Kent Racetrack Richmond, VA – January 16, 2020 – Volunteers from Colonial Downs Group, Rosie’s Gaming Emporium and the Henrico County chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a national nonprofit organization, will be joining forces at Colonial Downs Racetrack in New Kent County this Saturday, January 18 from … Continue reading ‘Rosie’s Gives Back’ Hosts Bed Build For Children On Saturday

Virginia Racing Commission Eliminates License Fees For Racing Participants Beginning In 2020

Richmond, VA — In an effort to ease the financial burden of horsemen racing in multiple jurisdictions and encourage more horsemen to participate in the Commonwealth, the Virginia Racing Commission voted unanimously to eliminate license fees beginning on January 1, 2020. The license forms and instructions may be downloaded from our website by clicking on “Virginia … Continue reading Virginia Racing Commission Eliminates License Fees For Racing Participants Beginning In 2020

Virginia Wagering Handle On Horse Racing Tops $1 Billion In 2019

Total Virginia pari-mutuel handle on horse racing for 2019 exceeded $1 billion for the first time ever thanks to the implementation of Historical Horse Racing terminals at four Rosie’s Gaming Emporium sites across the Commonwealth. That, combined with on line betting handle from four partner providers, handle at four VA-Horseplay Off Track Betting (OTB) Centers, … Continue reading Virginia Wagering Handle On Horse Racing Tops $1 Billion In 2019

Starter Reward Program Returns For Virginia’s Spring Point-To-Point Series

The Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) announced it will fund a starter reward program for Virginia’s spring Point-to-Point race season for a second straight year. The well received initiative began in 2019 and helped increase participation in the two month series. The 2020 schedule begins March 7 with the Rappahannock Hunt Point-to-Point and concludes April 26 … Continue reading Starter Reward Program Returns For Virginia’s Spring Point-To-Point Series

Secretariat’s 50th Birthday Celebration Set For March 28 At The Meadow Event Park

MARK YOUR CALENDAR SECRETARIAT 50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION TAKES PLACE MARCH 28, 2020 AT THE MEADOW EVENT PARK On March 30, 1970, a legend was born. A fiery red colt named Secretariat took his first breath in a foaling shed at Christopher Chenery’s Meadow Stable in Caroline County, Virginia. In 1973, he left the world breathless … Continue reading Secretariat’s 50th Birthday Celebration Set For March 28 At The Meadow Event Park

Six Millionaires Including Sadler’s Joy Among Invitees To Pegasus World Cup Turf

The following appeared in The Paulick Report January 5. Pegasus World Cup Day at Miami’s Gulfstream Park, scheduled for Saturday January 25, traditionally is the first major stakes race day of the year. Gulfstream will host 9 stakes on the card, 6 of which are graded. Headline event is the $3 million Pegasus World Cup … Continue reading Six Millionaires Including Sadler’s Joy Among Invitees To Pegasus World Cup Turf

Tracksmith, 4th In The 2019 Virginia Derby, Wins Woodchopper Stakes

Kentucky-bred Tracksmith, who finished 2 1/2 lengths behind English Bee in the 2019 Virginia Derby at Colonial Downs, captured the Woodchopper Stakes December 28 at Fair Grounds. The field included Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston. Since finishing 4th in Virginia’s Derby, Tracksmith also has seconds in both the Grade 3 Commonwealth Stakes and Jefferson Cup … Continue reading Tracksmith, 4th In The 2019 Virginia Derby, Wins Woodchopper Stakes