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Foxfield Races Recap; Chief Justice lays Down the Law in Van Clief Memorial

By Betsy Burke Parker Trainer Cyril Murphy has found the sweet spot for Irv Naylor’s Chief Justice, he said, the right distance, the right date, the right company and the right weights. The formula landed the team an impressive score in the featured $50,000 Daniel Van Clief Memorial hurdle stakes at the Foxfield Spring Races … Continue reading Foxfield Races Recap; Chief Justice lays Down the Law in Van Clief Memorial

Zandon 3-1 Morning-Line Favorite for Saturday’s $3 Million Kentucky Derby

Watch and wager the Kentucky Derby Saturday May 7 at any VA-Horseplay Off Track Betting Center in Henrico (Breakers) and Chesapeake (Buckets), at any Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Richmond, New Kent, Vinton, Collinsville, Hampton and Dumfries and online via TVG.com, Xpressbet.com, Twinspires.com and NYRABets.com. Virginia Gold Cup attendees will also be able to wager the … Continue reading Zandon 3-1 Morning-Line Favorite for Saturday’s $3 Million Kentucky Derby

New Look Foxfield Steeplechase Meet Features $50,000 Stake, $135,000 in Total Purses

The Foxfield Races are a Charlottesville, Va. institution of nearly a half century that almost came to an end when the land the course sits on was about to be sold to developers. But a group of area supporters banded together to preserve this local treasure, implementing a new board committed to reinvigorating the Spring and Fall meets … Continue reading New Look Foxfield Steeplechase Meet Features $50,000 Stake, $135,000 in Total Purses

Kenucky Derby Day Wagering Lineup Includes 2 New Exotic Bets

NEW $3 ALL-3-YEAR-OLD PICK 3, 50-CENT ALL DIRT PICK 5 HIGHLIGHT DERBY DAY WAGERING MENU LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, April 27, 2022) – A new $3 All-3-Year-Old Pick 3 and a 50-cent All-Dirt, All-Stakes Pick 5 that close with the $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I), highlight the spectacular Derby-week wagering menu that … Continue reading Kenucky Derby Day Wagering Lineup Includes 2 New Exotic Bets

Middleburg Sping Races Recap, Highlighted by Unusual Start In Feature Event

By National Steeplechase Association | April 26, 2022 Iranistan springs upset in Gwathmey; “Oz” shows his wizardry in Grand National The Keri Brion stable enjoyed a four-win day at Middleburg, partnering with Parker Hendriks for three. And in Butler, Md., new NSA rider Freddie Procter doubled on a day when Road to Oz earned his first stakes score. … Continue reading Middleburg Sping Races Recap, Highlighted by Unusual Start In Feature Event

Rosie’s Breaks Ground in Emporia with New Gaming Emporium

By Mark Mathews Editor, Independent Messenger Updated Apr 25, 2022 Local representatives picked up a shovel approximately 15 months after the announcement of Rosie’s Gaming Emporium coming to Emporia. They broke ground at 700 West Atlantic St. Thursday morning. Rosie’s is expected to open its doors by the summer of 2023. The company is expected to … Continue reading Rosie’s Breaks Ground in Emporia with New Gaming Emporium

Middleburg Spring Races Preview; Glenwood Park Set To Host Sold Out Crowd April 23rd

Middleburg Preview: Top hurdlers return to action in Virginia, while timber veterans square off in Maryland. BY TOD MARKS It has been 20 months since steeplechase fans watched Bruton Street-US’ mighty gray Moscato in action. Following 2020 victories in the G2 Temple Gwathmey at Middleburg and the G1 A.P. Smithwick at Saratoga, the 9-year-old British-bred … Continue reading Middleburg Spring Races Preview; Glenwood Park Set To Host Sold Out Crowd April 23rd

Virginia 2021 Breeder’s Champions Announced; Awards Night Set at Great Meadow

The annual Virginia Breeder’s Awards program has been scheduled at Great Meadow Friday May 6th — the evening before the Virginia Gold Cup Races — in a return to more of a “normal times” format for the first time since 2019. The event will take place in a trackside tent on Member’s Hill overlooking the deep … Continue reading Virginia 2021 Breeder’s Champions Announced; Awards Night Set at Great Meadow