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Foxfield Steeplechase Meet Entries for Sunday October 4 in Charlottesville

https://www.nationalsteeplechase.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Foxfield-Fall-overnight.pdf The Foxfield Fall races, one of three sanctioned steeplechase meets to be held in Virginia this fall, will take place Sunday October 4 in Charottesville. The event will be held without spectators due to Covid-19, but fans can watch the action live via streaming at nationalsteeplechase.com. First race post is at 12:30 PM. Updates … Continue reading Foxfield Steeplechase Meet Entries for Sunday October 4 in Charlottesville

Former Colonial Leading Rider Sheldon Russell To Ride Excessive In Preakness

The following was written by Frank Vespe and appeared in The Racing Biz. Sheldon Russell was the leading rider at Colonial Downs in 2011 and competed at the New Kent track’s “Racing Revival” season in 2019. It hasn’t exactly been the year that jockey Sheldon Russell envisioned. The pandemic cost him – and every other … Continue reading Former Colonial Leading Rider Sheldon Russell To Ride Excessive In Preakness

Former Colonial Downs Horse of the Meet Returns to Virginia as a 14-Year-Old and Wins His 81st Race

(WOODSTOCK, VA — 9/25/2020) —- 14-year-old A Fool For Mark, the 2011 Horse of the Meet at Colonial Downs, put a punctuation mark on his return to Virginia by wiring the field for his 81st win today (Friday) at Shenandoah Downs.  Dustin Ingraham’s Western Ideal gelding beat six other pacers in a $4,000 claiming handicap in … Continue reading Former Colonial Downs Horse of the Meet Returns to Virginia as a 14-Year-Old and Wins His 81st Race

Breeders’ Cup Announces Post Times For 2020 World Championships

The Breeders’ Cup today announced post times for the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 Championship races and eight undercard races with total purses and awards of more than $31 million, which will be held on Nov. 6-7 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. The official race order and wagering menu for both days … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup Announces Post Times For 2020 World Championships

Lineweaver Returns to the Sulky at Shenandoah Downs , Four Years After Suffering a Heart Attack There

(WOODSTOCK, VA — 9/23/2020) — When Winston Lineweaver got in the sulky behind Hillbillys All In at the Virginia Harness Horse Association’s Matinee Meet in early September, he was preparing to drive the two-year-old trotter in his first career start.  The outing wasn’t just any ordinary start for the 77-year-old trainer/driver. That moment, at the … Continue reading Lineweaver Returns to the Sulky at Shenandoah Downs , Four Years After Suffering a Heart Attack There

Winner Photos From the Sept. 19 Blue Ridge Point-to-Point Meet in Berryville

The Blue Ridge Hunt Point-to-Point was held at the Woodley Farm in Berryville September 19 on a gorgeous fall afternoon. Ten races were contested including a $2,000 one mile flat race for Virginia-bred, sired & certified horses which was won by Morgan Ford Farms’ River Deep. The 6-year-old Arch gelding beat five other foes in … Continue reading Winner Photos From the Sept. 19 Blue Ridge Point-to-Point Meet in Berryville

Driver/Trainer Bill Carter Sweeps Both the Open Pace & Trot Saturday at Shenandoah Downs

(WOODSTOCK, VA. — 9/20/2020) —- Driver/trainer Bill Carter swept both Open classes in back-to-back fashion Saturday in Woodstock as Shenandoah Downs concluded its fifth annual opening weekend festivities.  Carter, last year’s winningest reinsman, piloted Pilgrims Lass to a wire-to-wire effort in the $7,000 Open Trot and reached the winners circle again the next race —a … Continue reading Driver/Trainer Bill Carter Sweeps Both the Open Pace & Trot Saturday at Shenandoah Downs

Brandy Wine, John MacDonald Team Up for the Day’s Fastest Two Miles as Shenandoah Downs Fall Meet Opens

(WOODSTOCK, VA — 9/18/2020) —- Brandy Wine’s Final Decision and Big N Bad won back-to-back races in the day’s fastest times Friday at Shenandoah Downs as the Woodstock, Virginia oval kicked off its fifth annual racing season. John MacDonald drove both pacers to victory in 1:55 3/5 and 1:55 4/5 respectively. Final Decision won her … Continue reading Brandy Wine, John MacDonald Team Up for the Day’s Fastest Two Miles as Shenandoah Downs Fall Meet Opens