Keyword: Colonial Downs

  • Silver Max and Robby Albarado are in control at the finish of the Virginia Derby.

    Sterling Show by Silver Max in Virginia Derby

    It didn't go as smoothly as planned but odds-on choice Silver Max got the job done anyway in the $600,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT), registering his sixth consecutive turf win on yielding ground at Colonial Downs July 21.

  • Volcat fends off Filare l'Oro to win the Virginia Oaks.

    Volcat Victorious in Virginia Oaks

    Volcat found the deep going at Colonial Downs to her liking when she opened up a commanding lead in the stretch and held on for a half-length victory in the $150,000 Virginia Oaks (gr. IIIT) in New Kent July 21.

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    Summer Front Skipping Virginia Derby

    Waterford Stable's Summer Front will run in the $100,000 Duluth Stakes at Saratoga July 22 rather than travel to Colonial Downs for the Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) a day earlier, according to trainer Christophe Clement.

  • THS: Delaware Handicap 2012

    Tom and Pete handicap the Delaware Handicap and Virginia Derby. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Delaware Handicap

  • Turbo Compressor and Joe Bravo are in control in the Colonial Turf Cup.

    Turbo Compressor Takes Colonial Cup

    Turbo Compressor proved once again that speed can be dangerous. The 4-year-old Halo's Image ridgeling, who makes it a habit of being in front, got out to a narrow lead in the Colonial Turf Cup and won.

  • Pachattack won the Doubledogdare by a neck.

    Pachattack May Try Luck On Turf in All Along

    Pachattack, winner of the Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. III) in her only start since finishing third in the 2011 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I), heads the field for the Edward P. Evans All Along Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 16.

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    Colonial Downs Jockeys Receive Fee Increase

    The Jockeys' Guild and the Virginia Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have reached an agreement on a new mount fee schedule that will provide an increase in base mount fee for races run at Colonial Downs.

  • Track burning at Colonial Downs

    Colonial Downs' Turf Course Set Ablaze

    The Secretariat Turf Course at Colonial Downs was intentionally set ablaze March 22 as the Virginia track undertook a "controlled burn" in an effort to get the grass to re-grow in time for the meet that begins June 2.

  • Excited leads the way in the Virginia Oaks.

    An Excited Virginia Oaks Victory

    Michael Tabor's Excited stalked the pace before taking control nearing the eighth pole and edged away for a half-length victory in the Virginia Oaks (gr. IIIT) at Colonial Downs July 16.

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    Dynamic Holiday Seeks Dynamic VA Oaks Run

    Dynamic Holiday has been on a roll in her last four starts, and she is looking to carry over her win streak into her first start at Colonial Downs in the July 16 Virginia Oaks (gr. IIIT).

  • Paddy O'Prado draws off to capture the Colonial Turf Cup.

    Paddy O'Prado Rebounds in Colonial Turf Cup

    Favored Paddy O'Prado, returning to the turf after a sixth-place finish in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) last month, swept to an easy three-length win in the $500,000 Colonial Turf Cup (gr. IIT) June 19 at Colonial Downs.

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    Colonial Announces Summer Stakes Schedule

    Colonial Downs announced its 2010 summer stakes schedule and it again is highlighted by a pair of grade II turf races for 3-year olds -- the $500,000 Colonial Turf Cup June 19 and the $600,000 Virginia Derby July 17.

  • 'Mixed Breed' Program Set for Colonial Downs

    Colonial Downs will host a mixed breed card of horse racing Sept. 13 that includes eight harness races, two steeplechase races, and one Thoroughbred race.

  • Smith Earns Sixth Training Title at Colonial

    Colonial Downs' 40-day summer race meet came to a close the night of July 28, as the leading trainer, owner, jockey, and apprentice rider were all awarded for their successes.

  • Rosemary Homeister Jr.

    Homeister Becomes Second Leading Female Rider

    Jockey Rosemary Homeister Jr. became Thoroughbred racing's second winningest female jockey of all time when she rode Kathleen O'Connell's Gambles List to victory in the third race the evening of July 20 at Colonial Downs.

  • Blind Date gets up late to take the Virginia Oaks.

    Blind Date Rallies To Score In Virginia Oaks

    William Backer's homebred filly Blind Date came from off the pace to take a short advantage in mid-stretch, then narrowly outdueled Shared Account to win the $150,000 Virginia Oaks (gr. IIIT) by a head July 18 at Colonial Downs.

  • Nicanor is the morning-line favorite for the Virginia Derby.

    Nicanor Favored For Virginia Derby

    Battle of Hastings will line up against Nicanor and eight others in the $750,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) July 18 at Colonial Downs.

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    TRF Fundraiser Set for Colonial Downs

    The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at James River will hold "An Evening in the Winner's Circle" July 17 at Colonial Downs racetrack in New Kent County. The event is a fundraiser to benefit Greener Pastures at James River, a Second Chances program of the TRF.

  • Nicanor is among the probable entries for the Virginia Derby.

    Nicanor Among Probables For Virginia Derby

    Colonial Downs will hold the post position draw for the 12th running of the $750,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) July 18 and an impressive list of probable starters is taking shape.

  • Winter View bounds home in the All Along.

    Late Run Earns Winter View All Along Victory

    The cutback in distance didn't seem to bother George Strawbridge Jr.'s homebred Winter View, as the daughter of Thunder Gulch came from last at the top of the stretch to run them all down in the $150,000 All Along Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 20 on the Colonial Downs turf.

  • Lime Rickey has finished 2nd in three turf stakes, including the Dania (shown #8).

    Lime Rickey's Turn in Colonial Turf Cup?

    There is no doubt in the mind of Frank Alexander that Lime Rickey is a stakes-caliber type of horse. One of these days, perhaps in the $500,000 Colonial Turf Cup (gr. IIT) on June 13, the son of Lemon Drop Kid will prove it, Alexander said. All he needs is a little bit of racing luck.

  • Colonial Downs begins its 2009 meet June 5.

    Colonial Downs Ready to Launch 2009 Season

    Opening day at Colonial Downs comes a week earlier this year when live racing returns June 5. The following day, Colonial Downs will be open for the first time ever on the same day as a Triple Crown race, the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

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    Turf Stakes Highlight Colonial Downs Season

    Colonial Downs will host 17 stakes races, including a pair of grade II turf stakes, during the 2009 summer Thoroughbred meet which runs from June 5 â€" July 28. A total of $2.2 million will be doled out in stakes purses over the eight week, 40 day season.

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    Colonial Sets Summer Racing Schedule

    Colonial Downs will kick off its 13th annual Thoroughbred racing season June 12 and will continue an eight week, 40-day meet through Aug. 4.