Monthly Archives: April 2011

DOUGLAS LESS PHOTOS FROM 109TH MARYLAND GRAND NATIONAL

Private Attack and Blythe Miller Davies
Blythe and Joe Davies
Photos by Douglas Lees

PICTURES OF THE DAY

George Baker riding Askar Tau (C) pass the grandstand on the first circuit before winning The totepool Sagaro Stakes at Ascot racecourse on April 27, 2011 in Ascot, England.  (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Racegoers watch as a runner makes its way onto the track at Ascot racecourse on April 27, 2011 in Ascot, England.  (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

PICTURES OF THE DAY

 Some scenes from Colonial Downs taken April 26, 2001.  (G. Petty Photos)

Any Virginia Racing Commission meeting that ends near lunchtime is a great excuse to stop by the Padow’s Deli on Atlee Road in Mechanicsville.  It’s a little off I295, but well worth the extra few minutes.  It’s located just off exit 38B about four miles before the intersection of I295 and I95 North.

VIRGINIA-BRED RACE WINNERS

Hard Rockin (f, 6yo), Hay Halo – Hard Headed Woman by Hagley. B – Hamilton Smith. Pimlico, 4/21/2011, clmg, $7,980, 5 f, 1:02.90.

Hey Jack (c, 4yo), Strategic Mission – Kayjack by Cozzene. B – Carl Buhr & Keith Early. Pimlico, 4/21/2011, clmg, $9,690, 8.5 f, 1:48.90.
Impassioned (g, 4yo), Kafwain – Star Kell by Star De Naskra. B – Johnson R. Larry. Pimlico, 4/23/2011, clmg, $10,260, 5 f, 0:58.46.

LOVE COLONY WINS VHBPA SERIES RACE AT FAIRFAX

Love Colony at Great Meadow last fall. (G. Petty)
Another veteran of the Virginia H.B.P.A.’s series for Virginia-bred or Virginia-sired horses, Debra E. Kachel’s Love Colony, notched another victory at the Fairfax Hunt Point-to-Point Sunday in the $2,000 VHBPA Cup at Morven Park.
The seven-year-old gelding by by Not For Love, out of Soaring Colony, by Pleasant Colony was never far back, stayed within striking distance and took the lead around the final turn and wore down Jennifer… Continue reading

“FACES AT THE RACES”

Richard Boucher

In celebration of the Virginia tradition of horse racing, the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center is proud to host “Faces at the Races: The Equine Culture of Virginia,” on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.

Through classical black and white portraiture, the exhibit documents the people and institutions that truly represent Horse Culture in Virginia. Images in this exhibition represent owners, riders, trainers, audience members, and others from events such as the Middleburg… Continue reading

PICTURES OF THE DAY

In this photo provided by the New York Racing Association, Adios Charlie, with Rajiv Maragh aboard, captures The Jerome Gr.II at Aqueduct on Saturday, April 23, 2011, in New York.

Amazombie and jockey Joel Rosario win the Tiznow Stakes, Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif.

VTA member R. Larry Johnson’s Baltimore Belle wore down the frontrunner to win Saturday’s feature at Pimlico Race Course, the $75,000 Dahlia Stakes for fillies and mares. The Dahlia had been… Continue reading

NICK’S TURF TOP TEN

KING CONGIE AT KEENELAND

By Nick Hahn

A top ten look at three-year olds who have started on the turf in 2011, perhaps with thoughts of the $600,000 Virginia Derby (Grade 2) at Colonial Downs on July 16th.
 Three races at Keeneland this April-only one actually run on the turf-may have an impact over who sees the summer turf at Colonial this July in the Virginia Derby. Air Support won the Transylvania on the turf to begin Keeneland’s meet… Continue reading

CLN’S VIRGINIA DERBY WEB PAGE UP AND RUNNING


It includes a good statistical review among other good stuff.  To see it click here.

VA-BRED ROCKMANI WINS AT OATLANDS

(Richard Clay Photo)

Celtic Venture Stables’ Rockmani completed her dance card already boasting two thirds and a second in the Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association’s Virginia Bred/Sired Flat Series with a win at the Loudoun Hunt Point-To-Point at Oatlands on Sunday.

The now seven-year-old mare by Rock Point, out of Miss Naamani by Shaarid (GB) had previously finished third at Blue Ridge to Forest Bell and Love Colony, second at Piedmont to Forest Bell and third again most recently… Continue reading