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$15,000 In Starter Rewards Distributed At First Three Point-to-Point Meets

A total of $15,800 has been awarded thus far through the first three Point-to-Point meets of the spring, courtesy of the Virginia Equine Alliance’s (VEA) new starter reward bonus program. The initiative distributes a $200 award for Virginia-owned and Virginia-trained horses that participate in March and April Point-to-Point events. The first three of the season … Continue reading $15,000 In Starter Rewards Distributed At First Three Point-to-Point Meets

Colonial Downs, Virginia HBPA Make Pledge To Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Colonial Downs and the Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association have each pledged $15 per start at the upcoming Colonial Downs meet to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The Virginia race track has 15 live racing days in 2019, opening Aug. 8 and closing Sept. 7. “Colonial Downs Group is delighted to add life to Thoroughbred … Continue reading Colonial Downs, Virginia HBPA Make Pledge To Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

20 Virginia Owned/Trained Horses Earn Starter Rewards At Piedmont Point-to-Point

The second of seven Virginia spring Point-to-Point racing events was held March 23rd at the Salem Racecourse in Upperville and included ten races held in spring-like conditions. A total of $4,000 in starter reward monies were distributed to entrants that were either Virginia owned or Virginia trained horses. The program is part of a new … Continue reading 20 Virginia Owned/Trained Horses Earn Starter Rewards At Piedmont Point-to-Point

South Korean Dubai World Cup Runner Carries Hopes of Virginia Breeders

By Alan Carasso – posted in Thoroughbred Daily News When South Korean star Dolkong (Afleet Alex) enters the outside stall for Saturday’s $12-million G1 Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse, he will carry the hopes not only of an entire nation’s fan base, but also those of his Nokesville, Virginia-based breeder Ellen B. Kill Kelley. … Continue reading South Korean Dubai World Cup Runner Carries Hopes of Virginia Breeders

Meet “Derby Dozen” Author Steve Haskin At Richmond OTBs Friday March 29

Mark your calendars! On Friday March 29th, Richmond area racing fans will have a chance to meet national racing writer Steve Haskin,  whose weekly “Derby Dozen” articles highlight the top 12 three-year-old horses racing as they battle for a spot in the Churchill Downs starting gate the first Saturday in May. Mr. Haskin will appear … Continue reading Meet “Derby Dozen” Author Steve Haskin At Richmond OTBs Friday March 29

$6,000 In Starter Awards Given Out At Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point Races

The spring Point-to-Point season got under way March 16th at the Airlie Resort, which played host to the Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point Races on a delightful spring afternoon. Ten races were contested including a side saddle race and a Virginia-bred or sired flat event. It also marked the debut of the Virginia Equine Alliance’s “Point-to-Points Pay” … Continue reading $6,000 In Starter Awards Given Out At Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point Races

Secretariat Heritage Center Launched At Meadow Event Park

Secretariat Heritage Center Launched to Establish Secretariat’s Birthplace as            National Tourism Destination The Secretariat Heritage Center, a new 501c3 organization, has been formed to celebrate the legacy of Secretariat and Meadow Stable at The Meadow Event Park.  The non-profit has plans to elevate the current Secretariat tour program and its existing historic assets to … Continue reading Secretariat Heritage Center Launched At Meadow Event Park