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Breeders’ Cup World Championships Set For Churchill Downs November 2, 3

Bet thoroughbred racing’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships on  Friday November 2nd and Saturday November 3rd at any of the four Virginia Bets Off Track Betting Centers.  The big stakes will be held at  Churchill Downs along with many others in this two day racing bonanza. Bet all 14 Grade I Breeders “Cup” stakes at Breakers Sports Grille (Henrico), Ponies … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup World Championships Set For Churchill Downs November 2, 3

Well Matched Field Set For Noel Laing Handicap Saturday November 3rd At Montpelier

The following appeared on the National Steeplechase Association website and was written by Don Clippinger.  A well-matched field of nine will line up for Saturday’s $40,000 Noel Laing Handicap, the featured race of the 84th annual Montpelier Hunt Races in Virginia. The race meet on the grounds of James and Dolley Madison’s historic home will … Continue reading Well Matched Field Set For Noel Laing Handicap Saturday November 3rd At Montpelier

Doc Cebu, Optimus Prime, Capture Co-Features Saturday At Great Meadow’s International Gold Cup

The following appeared on National Steeplechase Association’s website and was written by Don Clippinger. Doc Cebu and jockey Hadden Frost played cat and mouse with Le Chevalier for the first three miles of Saturday’s International Gold Cup before decisively ending the game and drawing away to a 5 1/4-length victory in the National Steeplechase Association’s … Continue reading Doc Cebu, Optimus Prime, Capture Co-Features Saturday At Great Meadow’s International Gold Cup

Jump Ship Favored In Saturday’s $35,000 Old Dominion Turf Championship At Great Meadow

The annual International Gold Cup card is slated for Saturday October 27th at Great Meadow and for the first time ever, wagering will be available on the entire combined steeplechase/flat program via www.XpressBet.com and at the four Virginia Bets Off Track Betting Centers. Betting has been available on site at Great Meadow for a number of years now. … Continue reading Jump Ship Favored In Saturday’s $35,000 Old Dominion Turf Championship At Great Meadow

Optimus Prime Heads Ferguson Steeplechase Stakes Saturday At Great Meadow

The following piece was written by Don Clippinger and appeared at www.nationalsteeplechase.com. Wagering will be available on Saturday’s combined steeplechase and flat card at Great Meadow itself (both manned teller stations and self bet terminals available), at the four Virginia Bets OTBs and nationally via www.XpressBet.com. Rosbrian Farm’s Optimus Prime, a Grade 1 winner and Grade … Continue reading Optimus Prime Heads Ferguson Steeplechase Stakes Saturday At Great Meadow

Doc Cebu Goes For Title In International Gold Cup

The following piece was written by Don Clippinger and appeared at www.nationalsteeplechase.com. Wagering will be available on Saturday’s combined steeplechase and flat card at Great Meadow itself (both manned teller stations and self bet terminals available), at the four Virginia Bets OTBs and nationally via www.XpressBet.com. In pursuit of consecutive timber championships, Doc Cebu will face … Continue reading Doc Cebu Goes For Title In International Gold Cup

Wagering On The Menu At Steeplechase Meets; Gold Cup Up Next At Great Meadow Oct. 27

The following was written by Don Clippinger and appeared in Thoroughbred Daily News. Fans can bet at the Gold Cup in The Plains, Virginia on October 27th and also at the four Virginia Bets OTBs — in Richmond, Henrico, Chesapeake and Collinsville. While betting has not been a major component of jump racing for nearly … Continue reading Wagering On The Menu At Steeplechase Meets; Gold Cup Up Next At Great Meadow Oct. 27

West Virginia-Bred & Virginia Certified Burnin Ring O Fire Captures First Three Career Starts

West Virginia-bred Burnin Ring O Fire, a two-year-old Virginia Certified horse, won his third straight race this past Saturday (October 13th) in a $75,000 stakes at Charles Town. After kicking off his career with a three length win August 10th in a $40,000 maiden special weight race for Virginia-bred, sired and certified horses at Laurel, owner/breeder Ray Pennington’s … Continue reading West Virginia-Bred & Virginia Certified Burnin Ring O Fire Captures First Three Career Starts

Virginia Breeder’s Championship Race Slate Ushers Out the 2018 Shenandoah Downs Harness Season In Woodstock

Trainer/driver Mark Gray had two Virginia Breeder’s Championship wins, and 2017 two-year-old divisional champs Lemonaideshine and Freddie K retained their titles as three-year-olds Sunday as the $347,000 eight race championship slate brought the Shenandoah Downs season to an end. Two and three-year-old divisional titles were decided among pacers and trotters of both sexes in the 21st edition of the Series. Gray’s Great Am I and Flaming Trix … Continue reading Virginia Breeder’s Championship Race Slate Ushers Out the 2018 Shenandoah Downs Harness Season In Woodstock