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$1.1 Million Virginia-Bred Colt Tops Midlantic Sale Opener

The following appeared in Bloodhorse.com June 29 and was written by Ron Mitchell & Meredith Daugherty Save for the social distancing protocols and the mandatory request for patrons to wear a mask while inside the sales pavilion, the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale had the look and feel of last year’s record auction … Continue reading $1.1 Million Virginia-Bred Colt Tops Midlantic Sale Opener

Major Summer Stakes Races Available To Wager from Churchill, Saratoga, Monmouth, Keeneland

Now that summer is here and more tracks are coming back on line, the July stakes schedule is blossoming quite nicely. There are many big races to look forward to and some are even happening a bit earlier than normal.  Major tracks will be opening in July. Ellis Park opens July 2, Monmouth on July … Continue reading Major Summer Stakes Races Available To Wager from Churchill, Saratoga, Monmouth, Keeneland

Two Top Equine Rivals Face Off In 95th Virginia Gold Cup June 27

First time for spectator-less, livestreamed event WARRENTON, Va., June 22, 2020—This year, for the first time in its 95-year history and due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Virginia Gold is being held as a livestream event only—no spectators. For one of the largest steeplechase race meets in the U.S., not having its usual 60,000 on-site spectators … Continue reading Two Top Equine Rivals Face Off In 95th Virginia Gold Cup June 27

Busy Summer Steeplechase Schedules at Saratoga, Colonial Downs

The following appeared at nationalsteeplechase.com and was written by Don Clippinger.  Steeplechase racing will be featured this summer with full lineups on tap at Saratoga Race Course and Colonial Downs. Saratoga has scheduled nine hurdle races, and Colonial Downs will have 12 jump races during its season. Beginning in late July, the complementary programs at … Continue reading Busy Summer Steeplechase Schedules at Saratoga, Colonial Downs

Virginia Gold Cup Will Run Without Spectators On Saturday June 27

One of the Nation’s Largest Steeplechase Events, Virginia Gold Cup, will Run without Spectators on June 27 Equestrian industry suffers huge financial losses from cancellations of competitions WARRENTON, Va., June 11, 2020—Every May, on the same date as the Kentucky Derby, one of the nation’s largest steeplechase events takes place in Northern Virginia. As an … Continue reading Virginia Gold Cup Will Run Without Spectators On Saturday June 27