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Online Betting Handle Up 42% In 2021 So Far; Major Derby Prep Races Are On Deck

A total horse racing handle of $9,450,356 was wagered by Virginians via four online wagering partner companies in the month of February, a sizeable boost over the $7,093,550 recorded for the same month a year ago. The upward trend of online activity has continued into the new year, after 2020 saw a 56.4% increase in … Continue reading Online Betting Handle Up 42% In 2021 So Far; Major Derby Prep Races Are On Deck

Virginia-Bred Winners Update – Divine Interventio Wins Twice In Seven Days

Virginia-bred Divine Interventio won back-to-back starts within a week of each other at Laurel in late February/early March and in doing so, elevated his bankroll over the $400,000 mark.  The 8-year-old Malibu Moon gelding won most recently March 6 in his 50th career start, when he was a neck better than Jamminwithbrandon in a one-mile … Continue reading Virginia-Bred Winners Update – Divine Interventio Wins Twice In Seven Days

Point-to-Point Season In Full Swing; March 13 Pics/Recap From Warrenton

The spring The Virginia Point-to-Point racing season is in full swing! Action kicked off March 13 with five races at the Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point, held at the Airlie Resort. Pictures are below, courtesy of photographer Douglas Lees. The season resumes Saturday March 20 with the Piedmont Hunt at the Salem Course in Upperville, then continues … Continue reading Point-to-Point Season In Full Swing; March 13 Pics/Recap From Warrenton

Colonial Downs to Run 21 Race Dates in 2021; Reserved Tickets Now On Sale

Live racing returns to Colonial Downs Racetrack in New Kent County from July 19 – September 1 with premium tickets going on sale Monday, March 15. General admission and parking are free! The best thoroughbred horses and trainers from around the country will run every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for seven weeks with a 1:45 pm … Continue reading Colonial Downs to Run 21 Race Dates in 2021; Reserved Tickets Now On Sale

Pair of Colonial Downs Stakes Winners Set To Battle In Oaklawn Stakes March 13

A clash of two Colonial Downs stakes winners is set to take place this Saturday (March 13) at Oaklawn! Virginia-bred Boldor and Minnesota-bred Mr. Jagermeister, respective winners of the 2019 Punch Line and Chesapeake Stakes in New Kent, will square off against five other sprinters in the $200,000 Hot Springs Stakes in Arkansas. Set to … Continue reading Pair of Colonial Downs Stakes Winners Set To Battle In Oaklawn Stakes March 13

Stakes For Virginia-Bred, Sired & Virginia-Certified Horses Are Scheduled at Colonial Downs

A total of twelve Virginia Breeder’s stakes races worth a combined $1.2 million will be showcased at the upcoming seven-week summer thoroughbred racing season at Colonial Downs, which will be headlined by the 18th running of the Grade 3, $250,000 Virginia Derby. The meet in New Kent will run from July 19 – September 1 … Continue reading Stakes For Virginia-Bred, Sired & Virginia-Certified Horses Are Scheduled at Colonial Downs

Spring Is Almost Here — 2021 Virginia Point-to-Point, Steeplechase Dates & More

Spring is right around the corner at last and that means the Virginia Point-to-Point racing season is about to kick off! A complete schedule and details are available now at centralentryoffice.com, along with the list of National Steeplechase Association (NSA) sanctioned meets that will be held in the Commonwealth. The season kicks off Saturday March … Continue reading Spring Is Almost Here — 2021 Virginia Point-to-Point, Steeplechase Dates & More

Four 2018 Virginia Yearling Futurity Participants Share $5,000 In Bonus Awards

Congratulations to four Virginia-bred/certified horses that competed in the 2018 Yearling Futurity, who will share a $5,000 bonus pool based on career earnings they accumulated through their recently completed 3-year-old racing campaigns. The top earners in bonus winning order were Patriotic Punch ($3,000), Appraised ($1,000), Lady Fox ($700) and Beach Traffic ($300). Maryland-bred Patriotic Punch, … Continue reading Four 2018 Virginia Yearling Futurity Participants Share $5,000 In Bonus Awards