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Virginia-Bred Boldor Rallies From Last To Capture Sam’s Town Stakes Jan. 4 At Delta

Congratulations to Virginia-bred Boldor, who kicked off 2021 with a come from behind win at Delta Downs in the Sam’s Town Stakes January 4. The 5-year-old Munnings gelding won for the fourth time and pushed his career bankroll to $245,197. Bred by Carlos Moore and Gillian Gordon-Moore, Boldor won the 2019 Punch Line Stakes at … Continue reading Virginia-Bred Boldor Rallies From Last To Capture Sam’s Town Stakes Jan. 4 At Delta

Horse Racing Integrity Bill Becomes Law

National Thoroughbred Racing Association release President Trump on Sunday signed into law COVID-19 relief and government funding legislation that includes the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020 (HISA), historic legislation that will establish national standards to promote fairness and increase safety in Thoroughbred racing nationwide. The legislative package also includes key tax reform, COVID-19 … Continue reading Horse Racing Integrity Bill Becomes Law

Pair of Virginia-Certified Horses Win $100,000 Stakes December 26 at Laurel

Street Lute and Miss Leslie, a pair of Virginia-Certified horses that scored tight respective stakes victories in the Gin Talking and Anne Arundel County Stakes December 26 at Laurel. Street Lute went gate-to-wire in her seven-furlong dirt test and held off fast closing Fraudulent by a nose at the wire. The 2-year-old Street Magician filly … Continue reading Pair of Virginia-Certified Horses Win $100,000 Stakes December 26 at Laurel

Standardbred Horseman Ron McLenaghan Passes Away; Competed at Colonial Downs from 1998 – 2014

Long time standardbred horseman Ronald Bennett McLenaghan, 66, of Providence Forge, Virginia, formerly of Napan, New Brunswick, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020. A true Canadian man, he would lend a helping hand wherever and whenever needed. Anyone who knew him knew he was full of life. His love for animals led him to Standardbred … Continue reading Standardbred Horseman Ron McLenaghan Passes Away; Competed at Colonial Downs from 1998 – 2014

Holiday Season Simulcast Stakes Lead To $3 Million Pegasus World Cup in January

Holiday week will have its usual barrage of stakes races from tracks around the country highlighted by a trio of Grade I’s at Santa Anita the day after Christmas. Tracks like Fair Grounds, Tampa Bay Downs, Turfway Park — with its new Tapeta surface — and the Gulfstream Park Championship Meet are in full swing … Continue reading Holiday Season Simulcast Stakes Lead To $3 Million Pegasus World Cup in January

Colonial Downs 2021 Race Dates Approved at Virginia Racing Commission Meeting

Dates for the 2021 thoroughbred racing season at Colonial Downs were approved by the Virginia Racing Commission at its December 16 meeting. The seven-week campaign will run from July 19 – September 1 with racing scheduled every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Now in its third season under ownership of the Colonial Downs Group, the meet … Continue reading Colonial Downs 2021 Race Dates Approved at Virginia Racing Commission Meeting

Virginia-Bred Largent Helps Pletcher Bag Fourth Win Of Day In Grade 2 Ft. Lauderdale

The following appeared in The Paulick Report December 12 and came from a Gulftstream Park press release. Fort Lauderdale Stakes winner Largent is a Virginia-bred that won the Edward P. Evans Stakes at Colonial Downs this past July and the Bert Allen Stakes at Laurel in October. With the Fort Lauderdale win, he advances to … Continue reading Virginia-Bred Largent Helps Pletcher Bag Fourth Win Of Day In Grade 2 Ft. Lauderdale

Multiple Stakes Winner Largent, a Virginia-Bred, Set To Compete in Grade 2 Stakes Dec. 12

The following appeared in The Paulick Report December 9. Largent is a Virginia-bred who is trained by Todd Pletcher and was bred by Lazy Lane Farms. The 4-year-old Into Mischief gelding won the Edward P. Evans Stakes at Colonial Downs July 29 and the Bert Allen Stakes at Laurel October 9, where he edged Tolaga … Continue reading Multiple Stakes Winner Largent, a Virginia-Bred, Set To Compete in Grade 2 Stakes Dec. 12

Sir Rockport, American Dubai Add More Wins To Their Impressive Resumes

Virginia-bred Sir Rockport made it 6-for-12 in 2020 on December 4 when the 8-year-old Rockport Harbor gelding finished a nose better than Calculated Thinking and two others in a four-horse photo at Penn National.  With the close win, Sir Rockport earned his 35th “top three” career finish, and his earnings increased to $325,806. From 68 … Continue reading Sir Rockport, American Dubai Add More Wins To Their Impressive Resumes