Articles posted July 14, 2008

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Virginia Derby Full of Familiar Faces

Virginia Derby Full of Familiar Faces

Many racing officials at Colonial Downs, weary of Central Virginia downpours, may have to pardon trainer James Toner if he does a rain dance Saturday morning before the $750,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT). His trainee, Sailor's Cap, will attempt to defeat eight others in the 1 1/4-mile contest for 3-year-olds on the turf.

InsideTrack: Different Kind of Beginning

InsideTrack: Different Kind of Beginning

In this day and age, more and more stories seem to be popping up about Thoroughbreds being retired from racing and retrained to do different jobs, from police assistants to track ponies to show circuit performers.

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