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More Live Racing Details Announced At May 22nd Virginia Racing Commission Meeting

The Colonial Downs Group’s request to obtain a license to operate Historical Horse Racing and live simulcast wagering at its next Rosie’s Gaming Emporium site was approved today at the Virginia Racing Commission meeting. The new Rosie’s complex will be located in South Richmond at the site of a former Kmart building on Midlothian Turnpike. … Continue reading More Live Racing Details Announced At May 22nd Virginia Racing Commission Meeting

Superstar Horse Foiled Again To Make Promotional Appearance At Shenandoah Downs

Superstar harness horse Foiled Again, who competed and won at Shenandoah Downs in Woodstock, Virginia last fall as part of a national Farewell Tour, will return to the Valley on Saturday September 14th for a promotional appearance that will help kick off the fourth pari-mutuel race season. The Dragon Again gelding, now 15, ended his … Continue reading Superstar Horse Foiled Again To Make Promotional Appearance At Shenandoah Downs

Triumphant Return For Catholic Boy In Dixie Stakes

The following appeared in Bloodhorse.com and was written by Meredith Daughtery. Catholic Boy is trained by native Virginian Jonathan Thomas, whose father John Dale Thomas is the Virginia Equine Alliance Track Superintendent. Tucked safely away in his stall, insulated from Preakness Day crowds and the reverberating bass of infield celebrations, the only sounds Catholic Boy heard … Continue reading Triumphant Return For Catholic Boy In Dixie Stakes

Shelly Island, Owned By Virginia Vet Douglas Daniels, Kicks Off Preakness Card With A Win

Congratulations to Virginia horse owner Douglas Daniels, whose three-year-old gelding Shelly Island kicked off Preakness day festivities at Pimlico with a big win the first race! The son of Caleb’s Posse was best in a $37,000 maiden claiming event that featured 13 horses. Shelly Island was in eighth at the 3/8ths mark, moved to fifth … Continue reading Shelly Island, Owned By Virginia Vet Douglas Daniels, Kicks Off Preakness Card With A Win

100 Years Ago: Virginia’s Audley Farm Preserves Memory Of First Triple Crown Winner Sir Barton

The following appeared in The Paulick Report May 14th. It was a hundred years ago that Sir Barton became the first horse to sweep what would become to be known as the Triple Crown. A small colt, Sir Barton won the Kentucky Derby (G1) in his first start as a 3-year-old, and then the Preakness … Continue reading 100 Years Ago: Virginia’s Audley Farm Preserves Memory Of First Triple Crown Winner Sir Barton