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Virginia Breeder’s Freshmen Champs Return To Begin Title Defense at Shenandoah Downs  

(WOOSTOCK, VA — 9/16/2021) — All four Virginia Breeder’s 2020 freshmen championship winners will return to Shenandoah Downs this weekend to begin defense of their titles as 3-year-olds as the Woodstock oval opens its sixth season of pari-mutuel harness racing. Trotting preps will be contested Friday while pacing preps will be held Saturday. Respective $80,000 … Continue reading Virginia Breeder’s Freshmen Champs Return To Begin Title Defense at Shenandoah Downs  

Shenandoah Downs Welcomes Fans Back With Slate Of Exciting Opening Weekend Promotions

-Big Purse Increase Awaits Participating Horsemen- (WOODSTOCK, VA —- 9/10/2021) —- Shenandoah Downs will open its sixth season of pari-mutuel harness racing Friday September 17 and continue its five-week “Harness The Mountain Magic” meet in Woodstock through October 16. After a 2020 season that was contested without fans in attendance or wagering due to the … Continue reading Shenandoah Downs Welcomes Fans Back With Slate Of Exciting Opening Weekend Promotions

Wootton Asset Finds Colonial To His Liking In $250,000 New Kent County Virginia Derby

Madaket Stables LLC’s Wootton Asset rated off the pace before making the winning move turning for home on his way to a ¾-length victory in the Grade III $250,000 New Kent County Virginia Derby presented by Woodford Reserve on Tuesday at Colonial Downs.  Jose Ortiz, Jr. guided the Graham Motion trainee over the mile and an … Continue reading Wootton Asset Finds Colonial To His Liking In $250,000 New Kent County Virginia Derby

Colonial Downs, Virginia HBPA Present Check to TAA on Virginia Derby Day

September 7, 2021 (Lexington, KY): Another successful Colonial Downs race meet was highlighted by a dedication to Thoroughbred Aftercare. After the sixth race on the Virginia Derby card Aug. 31 at Colonial Downs, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accepted a check for $50,000 from Colonial Downs and the Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association. Initiated in 2019, … Continue reading Colonial Downs, Virginia HBPA Present Check to TAA on Virginia Derby Day

MATCH Series Retuns to Colonial Downs With Four $100,000 Stakes On Monday, Aug. 23

Series returns to Colonial Downs with four stakes      AUGUST 18, 2021 – Strong fields have been assembled for the four Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships Series (MATCH) Monday, Aug. 23, at Colonial Downs, which returns to the series for the first time since 2001.The Virginia track will host four $100,000 stakes in each MATCH Series division for 2021: the … Continue reading MATCH Series Retuns to Colonial Downs With Four $100,000 Stakes On Monday, Aug. 23

Colonial Downs, Home of the Secretariat Turf Course, Finds More Takers Of Late For Its 1 1/4 Miles Dirt Oval 

When Colonial Downs ushered in thoroughbred racing in 1997, every race during that first meet was held on dirt since the track’s signature Secretariat Turf Course was not yet ready for use.  A year later, Penny Chenery cut a ceremonial ribbon to inaugurate the 180-foot wide grass surface and since then, Colonial Downs has been … Continue reading Colonial Downs, Home of the Secretariat Turf Course, Finds More Takers Of Late For Its 1 1/4 Miles Dirt Oval 

Secretariat Colonial Downs Day At The Races Scheduled for Monday August 30

Ticketing is now open for the upcoming Secretariat Day at the Races , Monday August 30 at Colonial Downs racetrack! Join Kate Tweedy, Leeanne Ladin, Jocelyn Russell and the Secretariat.com team on for all the action taking place at the track in New Kent, Virginia. Big Red fans near and far are invited to join this festive … Continue reading Secretariat Colonial Downs Day At The Races Scheduled for Monday August 30