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Epicenter Installed 7-5 Morning Line Favorite In Saturday’s Runhappy Travers Stakes

by Ryan Martin/NYRA|08.23.2022|7:50pm Epicenter Summer’s biggest simulcast race day is this coming Saturday August 27 when Saratoga Racecourse hosts the Mid-Summer Derby — the Travers Stakes. Fans can watch and wager the action at any VA-Horseplay OTB, Rosie’s Gaming Emporium or online at TVG.com, Xpressbet.com, Twinspires.com and NYRABets.com. The field is set for the 153rd running … Continue reading Epicenter Installed 7-5 Morning Line Favorite In Saturday’s Runhappy Travers Stakes

Simply Super, Titoschangedmyluck Capture $150,000 VA-Restricted Stakes in New Kent

NEW KENT, Va. (Aug. 9, 2022) – Maxis Stable’s Simply Super ($5.00) passed odds on favorite Heldish inside the sixteenth pole to win the $150,000 Hickory Tree Stakes, and Matthew Schera and Lawrence Stable’s homebred Titoschangedmyluck ($29.80) split horses in deep stretch to capture the 5-furlong, $150,000 Keswick Stakes for 2-year-old fillies in co-featured Virginia Bred/Sired Virginia … Continue reading Simply Super, Titoschangedmyluck Capture $150,000 VA-Restricted Stakes in New Kent

Colonial Downs to Host MATCH Series Stakes on Tuesday August 16

By Tom LaMarra Many of the top contenders in this year’s Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships Series (MATCH) will face a host of talented newcomers as Colonial Downs offers four $150,000 stakes representing all series divisions Tuesday, Aug. 16. The MATCH stakes, which attracted a total of 46 entries, are part of a strong nine-race program with … Continue reading Colonial Downs to Host MATCH Series Stakes on Tuesday August 16

Colonial Downs’ Average Daily Wagering Up 30 Percent In 2022

FacebookTwitterLinkedInCopy LinkEmailShare Spearheaded by competitive fields on both of its racing surfaces and continued high interest in its Pick 5 wager, Colonial Downs has announced that the average all-sources wagering through the first five weeks of the 27-day Colonial Downs presented by Woodford Reserve race meeting is up 30.7 percent over the same corresponding time … Continue reading Colonial Downs’ Average Daily Wagering Up 30 Percent In 2022

Revitalized Colonial Downs Takes Turn in Spotlight

The following article appeared on bloodhorse.com August 2 and was written by Frank Angst. It’s not Saratoga Race Course or Del Mar, but in a crowded summer racing schedule Colonial Downs most assuredly is making some noise thanks to purses boosted by historical horse racing, a well-tailored schedule, and a continued emphasis on turf racing. This is the fourth year … Continue reading Revitalized Colonial Downs Takes Turn in Spotlight

Iowa Derby Runner-Up Conagher Wires Field in $100,000 Housebuster Monday at Colonial Downs 

(NEW KENT, VA — 8/1/2022) — Patricia’s Hope, LLC and Mark Farrar’s Conagher, who broke his maiden one year ago at Colonial Downs, went gate-to-wire in his New Kent return Monday in the featured $100,000 Housebuster Overnight Handicap. A field of six three-year-olds competed seven furlongs over the 1 1/4 miles dirt oval. With the … Continue reading Iowa Derby Runner-Up Conagher Wires Field in $100,000 Housebuster Monday at Colonial Downs 

Rider Rosario Montanez Pushes On, Enjoying Success at Colonial Downs After a Spate of Injuries

The following appeared at Richmond.com and was written by Wayne Epps. Rosario Montanez had never cried after a race. The 31-year-old jockey from Oceanside, Calif., has a passion for horse racing that oozes out of him. Riding is a sport he feels he was born to do. Yet in a career that has spanned a … Continue reading Rider Rosario Montanez Pushes On, Enjoying Success at Colonial Downs After a Spate of Injuries

Colonial Downs, Monmouth to Launch 50-Cent, Monday Mid-Atlantic Pick-4 Wager on August 1

Monmouth Park will partner with Colonial Downs over the next six Mondays to offer a Monday Mid-Atlantic Pick 4, a 50-cent wager that will link two races from both tracks, it was announced today. Monmouth Park is adding Monday racing starting with an Aug. 1 card and will be on a four-day Friday through Monday racing … Continue reading Colonial Downs, Monmouth to Launch 50-Cent, Monday Mid-Atlantic Pick-4 Wager on August 1