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Virginia’s New Harness Residency Program Kicks Off In Style at Monticello Raceway

Virginia’s new harness Certified Residency program got off to a flying start June 22 when the first two graduates of the 2019 foal crop to make their career debuts each got to the winners circle at Monticello Raceway. KJ Hunter and KJ Unreal — both 2-year-old pacers — were best in their respective $3,900 conditioned … Continue reading Virginia’s New Harness Residency Program Kicks Off In Style at Monticello Raceway

Leading Colonial Downs Owner David Ross’s Extravagant Kid Thrives In Dubai, Royal Ascot

Congratulations to David Ross’s Extravagant Kid, who had a nice third place finish in the Group I Kings Stand Stakes June 15 at Royal Ascot in Berkshire, England. The 8-year-old Kiss The Kid gelding finished less than two lengths behind the victorious Oxted in a five furlong straight sprint. Extravagant Kid was one of two … Continue reading Leading Colonial Downs Owner David Ross’s Extravagant Kid Thrives In Dubai, Royal Ascot

Former Suffolk Downs On-Air Handicapper Jessica Paquette to Handle Same Duties at Colonial Downs

When Colonial Downs begins its third season of thoroughbred racing under the ownership of the Colonial Downs Group on July 19, fans will see a new face on camera who provides selections and insight into each upcoming race from the paddock area.  Jessica Paquette, long time handicapper at Suffolk Downs and most recently Sam Houston, … Continue reading Former Suffolk Downs On-Air Handicapper Jessica Paquette to Handle Same Duties at Colonial Downs

The “Scene” At Middleburg Spring Races From May 1; Fans & Tailgaters Return

The 101st edition of the Middleburg Spring Races took place Saturday May 1st at Glenwood Park on a picture perfect afternoon. A total of $220,000 in purse monies were distributed between eight hurdle and timber steeplechase races including the featured $75,000 Temple Gwathmey Stakes (Gr. 2). Enthusiastic fans and tailgaters were allowed to attend, though … Continue reading The “Scene” At Middleburg Spring Races From May 1; Fans & Tailgaters Return