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Packed Fields To Highlight 100th Middleburg Spring Races On Saturday

The following appeared at nationalsteeplechase.com and was written by Don Clippinger.. Most races for Saturday’s 100th Middleburg Spring Races continued to be oversubscribed, and the meet’s traditional features were largely unchanged after scratches as the National Steeplechase Association prepares to open its coronavirus-delayed season. Middleburg Spring will feature 11 races, and eight of them have … Continue reading Packed Fields To Highlight 100th Middleburg Spring Races On Saturday

Colonial Downs’ Racing Season To Begin July 27; Virginia Derby Night is Sept. 1

The 2020 Colonial Downs summer thoroughbred racing season will kick off Monday July 27 — four days later than originally planned — and continue through September 2 with racing every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 5:30 PM. The 18-day season originally was scheduled to run July 23 – August 29 with race days of Thursday, … Continue reading Colonial Downs’ Racing Season To Begin July 27; Virginia Derby Night is Sept. 1

Many Of The Nation’s Racetracks Return To Action As Summer Nears; On Line Betting Is Available

As summer weather nears, things are getting back to a new normal for horseplayers around the country as more and more thoroughbred and harness tracks open every day. Though on track spectators are not allowed, simulcast signals from every track are available to watch and wager on line. Virginia residents can wager via these four … Continue reading Many Of The Nation’s Racetracks Return To Action As Summer Nears; On Line Betting Is Available

Safety Standards In Effect For Middleburg, Gold Cup NSA Meets In Virginia

The following appeared at www.nationalsteeplechase.com The National Steeplechase Association’s spring race meets, the Middleburg Spring Races on June 13 and the Virginia Gold Cup on June 27, will be conducted under health and safety best practices mandated by the Virginia Department of Health to control the spread of the new coronavirus and the disease that … Continue reading Safety Standards In Effect For Middleburg, Gold Cup NSA Meets In Virginia

Middleburg Spring Races Set To Run June 13 & Virginia Gold Cup Races Set To Run June 27, Both Without Spectators

NSA Official Notices Friday, May 29, 2020  NSA Spring Race Schedule: Please see the attached conditions for the Middleburg Spring Races and the Virginia Gold Cup. Both the Middleburg Spring Races and the Virginia Gold Cup will be run under NSA Rules and will be held without spectators. An NSA license is the only requirement … Continue reading Middleburg Spring Races Set To Run June 13 & Virginia Gold Cup Races Set To Run June 27, Both Without Spectators

Three-Time Virginia Derby Winning Jockey Prado Moves Past Cordero’s Career Win Total

The following appeared May 21 in bloodhorse.com. Jockey Edgar Prado won three straight Virginia Derbies between 2002 – 2004 at Colonial Downs. He won with Orchard Park and Silver Tree for trainer Bill Mott, and Kitten’s Joy for trainer Dale Romans. Edgar Prado is now eighth all time among jockeys in wins. Jockey Edgar Prado … Continue reading Three-Time Virginia Derby Winning Jockey Prado Moves Past Cordero’s Career Win Total

Hillbilly’s Galore At Amanda Jackson’s Standardbred Farm In Burkeville, Virginia

Amanda Jackson is a registered nurse who works in the recovery room at Saint Francis Medical Center in the Brandermill section of south Richmond by day, and a standardbred horse trainer/breeder/owner on other parts of the days, evenings, weekends and holidays when she is not working. She has been active in Virginia’s pari-mutuel harness racing … Continue reading Hillbilly’s Galore At Amanda Jackson’s Standardbred Farm In Burkeville, Virginia