Keyword: Anne Poulson

  • Three VTA Board Members Resign Over Firing

    Virginia racing industry leaders Anne Poulson, Ernie Oare, and Dr. Jens von Lepel resigned from the Virginia Thoroughbred Association board June 28 over the controversial firing of former executive director Glenn Petty.

  • Virginia Board OKs Colonial's Management Purchase

    The purchase of the Maryland-Virginia Racing Circuit was approved at a special meeting of the Virginia Racing Commission Sept. 28. The management entity of Colonial Downs was purchased for $10 million by Colonial Downs from the Maryland Jockey Club which is owned by Magna Entertainment.

  • Love Match wins Matchmaker.

    Love Match Perfect Fit for Matchmaker

    Jockey Javier Castellano dropped the left rein briefly aboard Love Match at the start of the $150,000 Taylor Made Matchmaker (gr. IIIT), but it wasn't enough to keep the 5-year-old mare from registering a 27-1 surprise Sunday on the Monmouth Park turf.

  • Ninth Colonial OTB Approved

    The Virginia Racing Commission May 25 approved an application for Virginia's newest satellite wagering facility near Weber City, which is in Scott County in southwestern Virginia.

  • OTB Expansion, Account Wagering Set in Virginia

    Racing fans in Virginia probably will have more outlets at which to place wagers in the coming months. New off-track betting parlors and account wagering are expected to increase handle in Virginia, and ultimately lead to more racing days at Colonial Downs.

  • Maryland, Virginia Agree on Summer Schedule

    Under the plan approved Wednesday by the Maryland Racing Commission, Thoroughbreds will cease racing in the state from July 8 to Aug. 7. During that period, Colonial Downs, the track in Virginia managed by the Maryland Jockey Club, will run its 25-day meet.

  • Agreement Reached on Colonial Downs Dates, Purses

    A task force representing a diversity of racing groups in Virginia has reached an agreement on the industry's future over the next two years. According to the Richmond <i>Times-Dispatch</i>, the agreement provides for a decrease in the number of live Thoroughbred racing dates and an increase in purses at Colonial Downs.