Keyword: Virginia Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Asso

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 Shareholders Approve Privatization

    Colonial Downs reported to the Virginia Racing Commission on Wednesday that the plan to privatize Colonial Downs was approved Jan. 10 by shareholders of the company that owns the Virginia track and its off-track betting facilities.