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Races Set For Free Handicapping Contest On Saturday Jan. 19 At Richmond’s Ponies & Pints OTB

On Saturday January 19th, area horse racing fans can participate in a free handicapping contest at Ponies & Pints with $1,000 in cash prizes up for grabs! The event culminates a two-day second anniversary celebration at the site. Friday’s (January 18th) activities include  a free appetizer buffet from 4-7 PM, $500 in betting voucher drawings … Continue reading Races Set For Free Handicapping Contest On Saturday Jan. 19 At Richmond’s Ponies & Pints OTB

Colonial Downs To Donate $500,000 Over 5 Years To Richmond Elementary School

The following appeared in The Paulick Report January 9th. The Colonial Downs Group today announced that it will donate $500,000 over the first five years of its active operations in the city of Richmond to Miles Jones Elementary School. The school is located near the soon to open Rosie’s Gaming Emporium on Midlothian Turnpike. As … Continue reading Colonial Downs To Donate $500,000 Over 5 Years To Richmond Elementary School

And They’re Off: Hampton Council Approves Off Track Betting Facility

The following appeared in www.dailypress.com January 9th and was written by Lisa Vernon Sparks.  A near 24-hour off-track betting facility is coming to Hampton as soon as late summer. Hampton City Council Wednesday evening approved a use permit, plus an amendment for extended hours, to allow Colonial Downs Group to build a satellite wagering facility, … Continue reading And They’re Off: Hampton Council Approves Off Track Betting Facility

Extra Cash For Point To Points; New VEA Program Will Bolster Steeplechase Circuit

The following piece appeared on Fauquier.com  and was written by Besty Burke Parker. Virginia’s thoroughbred industry is embracing the 2019 reopening of Colonial Downs. Now the steeplechase community has an exciting development to fuel their sport. On Monday, the Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) unveiled plans to reward point-to-point and steeplechase owners and trainers with cash … Continue reading Extra Cash For Point To Points; New VEA Program Will Bolster Steeplechase Circuit

Kaleem Shah’s Bellafina Back To Brilliant Best In January 6th Santa Ynez Stakes

Virginia business owner Kaleen Shah’s Bellafina scored a big Grade 2 win January 6th at Santa Anita. Her 2019 travels could now include the May 3rd Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs. This piece was written by Kelly Reilley for Brisnet.com. Kaleem Shah’s Bellafina is back. Turning the page on her subpar effort in the Breeders’ … Continue reading Kaleem Shah’s Bellafina Back To Brilliant Best In January 6th Santa Ynez Stakes

Virginia Gold Cup Tickets & Tailgate Spots Are Now On Sale For 94th Running On Saturday May 4th

The 94th running of the Virginia Gold Cup races is set to take place at Great Meadow in The Plains on Saturday May 4th! A combination of pari-mutuel timber, hurdle and flat races will highlight an afternoon complemented by tailgate and fancy hat competitions, and the Kentucky Derby simulcast. On line tent and ticket sales … Continue reading Virginia Gold Cup Tickets & Tailgate Spots Are Now On Sale For 94th Running On Saturday May 4th