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A Milestone at The Meadow – Secretariat’s 50th Birthday Celebration on 3/28

(Doswell, VA) – On March 30, 1970, a legend was born. A fiery red colt named Secretariat took his first breath in a foaling shed at Christopher Chenery’s Meadow Stable in Caroline County, Virginia. In 1973, he left the world breathless with his spectacular and incomparable Triple Crown. Those three track records remain unbroken, and … Continue reading A Milestone at The Meadow – Secretariat’s 50th Birthday Celebration on 3/28

Largest Rosie’s Jackpot, $390,116.95, Hit in Richmond Today, February 6, 2020

Largest Rosie’s Jackpot, $390,116.95, Hit in Richmond Today, February 6, 2020 A local man won the largest jackpot in Rosie’s history on a $25 spin at the Richmond Rosie’s on Thursday afternoon. Baron Rene Diaz-Reyez celebrated with his family, who joined him at Rosie’s after hearing about his good fortune. The previous record Rosie’s jackpot … Continue reading Largest Rosie’s Jackpot, $390,116.95, Hit in Richmond Today, February 6, 2020

Colonial Downs Expands Schedule to Run 18 Race Dates in 2020; Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets Now on Sale for Meet Beginning July 23; General Admission Remains Free NEW KENT, Va. (February 3, 2020) – Live racing returns to Colonial Downs in New Kent County in July and August with premium tickets going on sale today. General admission and parking are free. The best thoroughbred horses from around the country … Continue reading Colonial Downs Expands Schedule to Run 18 Race Dates in 2020; Tickets Now on Sale

Study: Colonial Downs Revival Will Generate Thousands Of Jobs, $445 Million In Economic Impact

The following appeared in The Paulick Report January 28 A new economic study has found that the investment in Virginia by the Colonial Downs Group, consisting of the Colonial Downs Racetrack in New Kent County and Rosie’s gaming facilities statewide, will support thousands of new jobs and generate millions in additional tax revenue to the … Continue reading Study: Colonial Downs Revival Will Generate Thousands Of Jobs, $445 Million In Economic Impact

Debbie Easter Column: Don’t Forget About Horses & Farms When Considering Gaming Legislation

The following editorial from Virginia Thoroughbred Association Executive Director Debbie Easter appeared in the Richmond Times Dispatch January 24th. Members of various horse organizations in the state may be called upon next week to contact their legislative representatives in an effort to help preserve and grow the native horse racing industry along with other equine … Continue reading Debbie Easter Column: Don’t Forget About Horses & Farms When Considering Gaming Legislation