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Horsemen’s Webinar Scheduled For Wednesday April 8

Horsemen’s Webinar Scheduled For Wednesday, April 8 at 6 p.m. Please join us on a Zoom conference Wednesday evening, April 8th at 6:00 P.M. where Virginia Thoroughbred Association (VTA) and Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association (VHBPA) member Larry Johnson will summarize the Federal relief package, answer specific questions on eligibility, and inform you on … Continue reading Horsemen’s Webinar Scheduled For Wednesday April 8

Green Group Breaks Down Impact Of Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act On Racing Industry

The following appeared in Thoroughbred Daily News on March 31. By Len Green Editor’s note: The Thoroughbred racing industry is covered under legislation passed in Washington to bolster an economy that has been hard hit by the coronavirus. To clarify what is available to racing participants, the NTRA held a teleconference Wednesday which included tax … Continue reading Green Group Breaks Down Impact Of Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act On Racing Industry

Colonial Downs Group Announces All Rosie’s Gaming Employees To Be Paid Through April

***Company Also Announces Initiative to Provide 20,000 Free Meals to Virginia’s Community Heroes in the Fight against the Coronavirus***        ***Rosie’s Kitchens Will Prepare 20,000 “Grab and Go” Meals for Public Safety, Health Care Professionals, and All Other Essential Personnel Required to Work During This Unprecedented Time*** Details: www.rosiesgaming.com/rosiesgivesback Richmond, VA – April 1, 2020 – Colonial Downs … Continue reading Colonial Downs Group Announces All Rosie’s Gaming Employees To Be Paid Through April

Virginia Equine Alliance Executive Director Jeb Hannum Addresses Status Of Racing In 2020

Jeb Hannum is Executive Director of the Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) which is made up of four member groups: The Virginia Thoroughbred Association (VTA), Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association, the Virginia Harness Horse Association (VHHA) and the Virginia Gold Cup Races. Given the unknown in regards to the Coronavirus pandemic, any thoughts you can … Continue reading Virginia Equine Alliance Executive Director Jeb Hannum Addresses Status Of Racing In 2020

Annual Controlled Burn Of Colonial’s Secretariat Turf Course Took Place March 30

At a time when everyone is seeking signs of a return to normalcy in the months ahead, Colonial Downs, in conjunction with the New Kent Fire Department and Virginia Department of Forestry, conducted a controlled burn of its Secretariat Turf Course Monday. Monday’s controlled burn at Colonial Downs began in the far turn. The burn … Continue reading Annual Controlled Burn Of Colonial’s Secretariat Turf Course Took Place March 30

Future Is Now Secured For Charlottesville’s Foxfield Races

The Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) annually provides $25,000 to five different sanctioned steeplechase meets in the Commonwealth — the Middleburg Spring & Fall Races, the Montpelier Fall Race and the Foxfield Spring & Fall Races. That $125,000 helps support purses at these time honored Virginia events. The Foxfield Races, located just outside of Charlottesville, are … Continue reading Future Is Now Secured For Charlottesville’s Foxfield Races

Equine Disease Communication Center Launches On Line Equine Coronavirus Resources.

The following appeared in The Paulick Report March 28. The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges for many horse owners. To have a central source for accurate information, The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) published a COVID-19 resource page on its website featuring items to help horse owners navigate this disease pandemic. To mitigate and … Continue reading Equine Disease Communication Center Launches On Line Equine Coronavirus Resources.

Colonial Downs To Donate 20,000 Meals To Front-Line Pandemic Workers

The following appeared on the Thoroughbred Daily News website on March 25. More details are at www.tdn.com. Colonial Downs Group, which includes the Virginia racetrack that reopened last summer and Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums at three other in-state locations, announced Wednesday that it will transition its closed restaurants to provide 20,000 free “grab and go” meals … Continue reading Colonial Downs To Donate 20,000 Meals To Front-Line Pandemic Workers

Former Colonial Downs Top Rider Edgar Prado Gets Win Number 7,057; Ties For 8th All Time

Congratulations to rider Edgar Prado who gave Virginia racing fans plenty of thrills in the early days of Colonial Downs Racetrack in New Kent. The popular jock won the Virginia Derby three consecutive years, from 2002-2004. He guided Orchard Park, Silver Tree and Kitten’s Joy to victory in scoring a natural riding hat trick of … Continue reading Former Colonial Downs Top Rider Edgar Prado Gets Win Number 7,057; Ties For 8th All Time

Kilmarnock, Virginia Based Owner/Breeder Balances Horses With Medical Field Responsibilities

Dr. James Bryant and his wife Linda Davis have a 110 acre property in Kilmarnock, Virginia named Crossroads Farm and besides tending to 18 horses, they are immersed in the medical field locally and are quite busy these days given the circumstances. Dr. James Bryant at his 110 acre farm in Kilmarnock. Bryant is a … Continue reading Kilmarnock, Virginia Based Owner/Breeder Balances Horses With Medical Field Responsibilities