Keyword: Virginia

  • Hale Named Charles Town HBPA Executive Director

    The Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has hired racing industry veteran Lenny Hale as its new executive director, the organization announced Oct. 1.

  • Youbet.com Subject of Virginia Licensing Lawsuit

    Colonial Downs and Virginia horsemen have filed a lawsuit claiming Youbet.com is operating illegally without a license in the commonwealth, and want the advance deposit wagering company to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost source-market fees.

  • Horsemen: Fix Account Wagering Mess Now

    Horsemen are calling for an end to the stalemate over account wagering; and even though providers say they want it to end as well, there doesn't appear to be a resolution in sight.

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    Field Set for Virginia Derby

    Summer Doldrums will have more than a rubber match with Strike a Deal when the two meet in the $1-million Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) July 21 at Colonial Downs. Not only will Summer Doldrums' trainer Rick Violette see his archrival, he will see the faces of past race victors.

  • Content Providers on National HBPA Agenda

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association will address distribution of racing content, equine drug testing, and health insurance during workshop discussions at its summer convention scheduled for July 19-22 in Williamsburg, Va.

  • Virginia Derby to be Televised on CBS Network

    Colonial Downs has an agreement in place with CBS to nationally televise the 10th running of the $1-million Virginia Derby (gr. IIT). The one-hour broadcast begins at 5 p.m. (EST) July 21st with post time for the Virginia Derby set for 5:44 p.m.

  • Stakes Producer Night Fax Dead

    Audley Farm's Night Fax, dam of 2006 Virginia champion Miss Goodnight, died April 7 from complications from internal bleeding.

  • EHV-1 Case Leads to Maryland, Virginia Restrictions; NYRA Imposes Ban

    A confirmed case of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) at an equine hospital in Leesburg, Va., has resulted in numerous hold orders at farms in Maryland and Virginia as horses released from the hospital after being exposed to the sick horse are tracked back to their home farms.

  • Instant Racing Tabled in Virginia

    A bill that would allow Instant Racing as a means of funding for transportation and purses in Virginia is on the also-eligible's list hoping to make the field. Members of the Virginia House Committee on General Laws tabled the bill by voice vote Feb. 15. The bill could be brought back up in committee prior to Feb. 20. Virginia's General Assembly session ends Feb 24.

  • Instant Racing Bill Re-Introduced in Virginia

    Old races may provide new funds to maintain Virginia roads should lawmakers pass a bill that has been re-introduced in the General Assembly. A similar bill that had been submitted during the General Assembly's special transportation session last September was passed over.

  • Champion Bowl Game Dead

    Bowl Game, the champion turf male of 1979 who was believed to be the oldest living Eclipse Award winner, was euthanized due to the infirmities of old age Nov. 10 at the age of 32. Under the care of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation since 1998, he had been living at the Paeonian Springs, Va., farm of TRF President Johnathan Miller.

  • Colonial Teams with Restaurant to Expand ADW

    In a collaborative initiative to expand advance deposit account wagering, Colonial Downs has teamed up with Chevy's Restaurant and Night Club in Chesapeake, Va., to promote new wagering technology that could be the horse racing's equivalent to video poker and bar trivia.

  • Showing Up Does Not, But Virginia Derby Draws 12

    Although the winner of the $1 million Colonial Turf Cup isn't "showing up" for Saturday's $1 million Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) at Colonial Downs, the field includes plenty in its 12-horse field including two Triple Crown starters and four Turf Cup returnees.

  • Colonial Downs Builds on Past, Looks to Future

    While preparations are being made for the 2007 celebration commemorating the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, Colonial Downs officials are looking forward to experiencing their own "new world" this summer when the Virginia racetrack opens for live racing June 16.

  • Colonial Downs' 2006 Dates Approved

    The Virginia Racing Commission approved Colonial Downs' request for 2006 racing dates at the monthly meeting Wednesday at the Meadow Manor House located on the Meadow Farm, birthplace of 1973 Triple Crown winner, Secretariat.

  • Quadratic Dies at Age 30

    Quadratic, the sire of 25 stakes winners, died Oct. 24 at Morgan Kenyon's Deer Haven Farm near Keysville, Va. He was 30.

  • Nydrie Stud on Market for $8.75 Million

    National Thoroughbred Racing Association Commissioner and Breeders' Cup President D.G. Van Clief Jr. confirmed his family's 592-acre Nydrie Stud in Central Virginia is on the market for $8.75 million.

  • Colonial Wants More Dates; Sets Turf Stakes

    Colonial Downs will continue with its plan to gradually add more Thoroughbred racing dates, having asked the Virginia Racing Commission for 42 days in 2006, two more than this year and eight more than 2004.

  • 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.

  • Meadow Farm Approved for Virginia State Fair

    With a photo of Secretariat's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) win hanging on the Caroline County Community Center wall beside a Virginia General Assembly resolution commemorating the 30th anniversary of his Triple Crown, it may have been thought that the decision to relocate the Virginia state fair to where he was foaled, Meadow Farm, would have been a sure thing. Not so.

  • TVG to Present Live Coverage of Inaugural Colonial Turf Cup

    TVG will present live coverage of Saturday's inaugural $500,000 Colonial Turf Cup from Colonial Downs in New Kent, Va. The telecast, which will air from 5-6 p.m. ET, will be simulcast on Fox Sports Net 2, Fox Sports Mid Atlantic, Fox Sports Ohio, and Sun Sports and will be available in 31 million homes.

  • More Dirt Racing Planned at Colonial Downs

    As Colonial Downs's opens its summer meet Friday, spectators coming to New Kent will see more racing on its dirt course as well as some changes to the facility, both exterior and interior.

  • 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.

  • New Turf Series Could Grow to $10 Million

    The owner of Colonial Downs hopes the new "Grand Slam of Grass" is eventually worth $10 million and said two turf stakes at the Virginia racetrack that are part of the series would each be worth $1 million in 2006.

  • Virginia Latest to Tighten Medication Rules

    New regulations patterned after model policies offered by the national Racing Medication and Testing Consortium and regulators in the Mid-Atlantic region will in place in Virginia when Colonial Downs opens for live racing in June.

  • 'Grand Slam of Grass' Gets Green Light

    Colonial Downs' plan to offer the "Grand Slam of Grass," a major turf series for 3-year-olds that carries the potential for $5 million in total purse awards, was well received by the Virginia Racing Commission March 16. The track has hired a marketing agency to push the series.

  • Colonial Downs to Request Earlier Opening Day

    Opening day for Colonial Downs' summer meet is expected to move up a week to June 17. Moving up opening day coordinates better with racing dates recently determined for the spring meet at Pimlico in Maryland.