Keyword: Colonial Downs

  • Colonial Owner to Sell Off-Track Properties

    Jacobs Entertainment announced Jan. 8 the selection of Cushman & Wakefield-Thalhimer to sell the properties formerly used as off-track betting facilities in conjunction with its Colonial Downs in New Kent County, Va.

  • Virginia Racing Plans Continue to Take Shape

    The Virginia Equine Alliance plans to run a day of flat racing Sept. 20 at Great Meadow, while the owners of Colonial Downs continue to float proposals to offer racing through an alternative horsemen's group.

  • Laurel Park

    MJC Hopes to Alter 2015 Laurel Racing Dates

    Maryland Jockey Club vice president and general manager Sal Sinatra June 2 said the plan is for Laurel to reopen July 3 and race mostly three days a week through the end of the year with the exception of the state fair meet.

  • Virginia Defining Horsemen's Group Criteria

    With legislation in place calling for the Virginia Racing Commission to recognize one official horsemen's group on the Thoroughbred side, the regulatory body is busy shaping the criteria it will use to determine that group.

  • Colonial Downs

    Compromise Possible for Racing in Virginia

    Winter weather didn't just force cancellations of race days this week, it also forced the Virginia Racing Commission to postpone its regular meeting that had been scheduled March 5, when it had hoped the future of racing.

  • Colonial Withdraws Request for 2015 Dates

    The owner of Colonial Downs said Oct. 15 the racetrack has withdrawn its request for Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing for 2015, as well as a request to have a new horsemen's group.

  • Colonial Owner: OK Plan or Operations Cease

    The owner of Colonial Downs said the Virginia racetrack and its network of off-track betting parlors will close Nov. 1 if the Virginia Racing Commission doesn't approve its plan for live Thoroughbred racing in 2015.

  • Embarr carries top weight of 124 pounds in the Brookmeade Stakes.

    Virginians Take Over Laurel Park Sept. 13

    The cooperative spirit between racing and breeding programs in the Mid-Atlantic region will be on full display Sept. 13 when Maryland's Laurel Park offers five stakes for horses bred and/or sired in Virginia.

  • Colonial Downs

    Under Plan, No 2014 Racing at Colonial Downs

    The Virginia Racing Commission has asked that horsemen and Colonial Downs come to an agreement on an eight-week schedule for 2015 in a deal that would see no live Thoroughbred racing in 2014 at the New Kent, Va. track.

  • Colonial Downs

    Virginia Horsemen and Track Move Bit Closer

    While no agreement is in place and the two sides still disagree on some important details, Colonial Downs and the Virginia Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have moved closer to an agreement.

  • Virginia HBPA Circles Wagons in Stalemate

    In a letter sent to its members this month, the Virginia Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association seeks to strengthen support for its organization, which is in a stalemate with Colonial Downs on race dates.

  • Colonial Downs

    Effort to Resolve Virginia Dates Fails Again

    A two-hour meeting March 12 between the Virginia Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, representatives of Colonial Downs, and an arbitrator failed to yield an agreement over 2014 racing dates in Virginia.

  • War Dancer (center) fights for the win in the Virginia Derby.

    War Dancer Gets Bob in Virginia Derby Photo

    War Dancer got the bob in a three-way photo finish July 13 at Colonial Downs, overpowering hard-running Charming Kitten and staving off the late-flying Jack Milton to get victory in the $500,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT).

  • THS: Man o' War Stakes and Virginia Derby

    Frank Angst and Claire Novak handicap the Man o' War Stakes and Virginia Derby. Both seem to think the Virginia Derby will be a very telling and exciting race to watch. Can the Kittens finish 1-2-3?

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    Field of Ten Set for July 13 Virginia Derby

    The 16th running of the $500,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) July 13 at Colonial Downs brings together a varied field of competitors, and quite a few of them share the same bloodlines.

  • London Lane rolls home to upset the Colonial Turf Cup.

    London Lane Rolls to Colonial Turf Shocker

    Maryland shipper London Lane, ignored at odds of 50-1, charged from the rear down the center of the track to land the $300,000 Colonial Turf Cup (gr. IIT) in a shocker June 22 at Colonial Downs.

  • Channel Lady comes on late to win the Edward P. Evans All Along Stakes.

    Channel Lady Proves Best in All Along Stakes

    Splitting rivals down the stretch, Channel Lady overtook front running Welcome Dance and Appealing Cat to win the Edward P. Evans All Along Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 22 at Colonial Downs.

  • Colonial Downs Event to Benefit TRF

    Colonial Downs and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at James River are joining together to host the first-ever "Mr. TRF" Second Chances Stakes, a competition of ex-racehorses June 29.