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Scenes From the Sept. 12 Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point Races

The Old Dominion Hounds Point-to Point Races were held at the Ben Venue Farm, located north of Warrenton, on Saturday September 12. This was a rescheduled event from spring that was a Covid-related cancellation. Here are some photos from the afternoon’s ten races, courtesy of photographer Douglas Lees. The Blue Ridge Point-to-Point is scheduled for … Continue reading Scenes From the Sept. 12 Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point Races

Scenes From the Virginia Breeder’s Fund Thoroughbred Yearling Futurity

On September 9, the annual $22,500 Thoroughbred Yearling Futurity took place at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds. Owners and breeders of Virginia-Bred and Virginia-Certified horses competed in three categories, and the top two in each advanced to a final round where Grand Champion and Reserve Champion honors are awarded. The judge for this year’s Futurity … Continue reading Scenes From the Virginia Breeder’s Fund Thoroughbred Yearling Futurity

17-Year-Old Driver Cole Olsen Wins His First Race Ever With A Last Minute Opportunity in Woodstock

(WOODSTOCK, VA. — 9/3/2020) —- 17-year-old Cole Olsen won his first race ever as a driver Thursday at the Virginia Harness Horse Association’s Matinee Meet aboard a horse that had not reached the winners circle in almost four years and a horse he had not planned to drive until just minutes before the race. The … Continue reading 17-Year-Old Driver Cole Olsen Wins His First Race Ever With A Last Minute Opportunity in Woodstock

Local Harness Driver Betsy Brown Wins Her 500th Race Wednesday In Woodstock, Virginia

(WOODSTOCK, VA —- 9/2/2020) —- Driver Betsy Brown won her 500th career race Wednesday at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds as the Virginia Harness Horse Association’s three-day Matinee Meet kicked off. Brown, who won her first race in the sulky in 1979, directed Believe In Him to career victory number 19 in a $2,000 Free For … Continue reading Local Harness Driver Betsy Brown Wins Her 500th Race Wednesday In Woodstock, Virginia

Tales From The Crib: Virginia-Certified Ny Traffic To Compete in Kentucky Derby

The following was written by Kellie Reilly of Brisnet and appeared at www.kentuckyderby.com. Fans can wager the “Run for the Roses” at any Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Richmond, New Kent, Vinton and Hampton, at any VA-Horseplay OTB in Henrico (Breaker’s Sports Grille), Chesapeake (Buckets Bar & Grill) and Collinsville (The Windmill OTB Sports Grill), and … Continue reading Tales From The Crib: Virginia-Certified Ny Traffic To Compete in Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby Is This Saturday; Tiz the Law Draws Post 17

Son of Constitution made 3-5 morning-line favorite in 18-horse Kentucky Derby (G1). The following piece appeared at www.bloodhorse.com September 1 and was written by Evan Hammonds. Fans can wager the “Run for the Roses” at any Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Richmond, New Kent, Vinton and Hampton, at any VA-Horseplay OTB in Henrico (Breaker’s Sports Grille), … Continue reading Kentucky Derby Is This Saturday; Tiz the Law Draws Post 17