Yearly Archives: 2016

Trio Of Virginia-Breds Collect Their First Lifetime Win In The Past Week

As 2016 winds down, a trio of Virginia-bred horses earned their maiden victories in the past week from different tracks around the country. Jazz Pizzaz, Bourbon and Beer, and Yes I Win all collected their first career wins at Tampa Bay Downs, Laurel and Hawthorne respectively.

Jazz Pizzaz was dominant in her sixth career start, winning a $13,700 maiden claimer at the seven furlong distance. Bred by Lady Olivia at North Cliff LLC and trained by Keith… Continue reading

Virginia Owner David Ross Has 2 Stakes Wins Saturday At Fair Grounds

Virginia thoroughbred horse owner David Ross won two stakes races Saturday at Fair Grounds. Proforma, a 2 year old son of Munnings, captured the $50,000 Sugar Bowl Stakes and Honorable Duty, his 4 year old Distorted Humor gelding, was victorious in the $75,000 Tenacious Stakes. The wins were Ross’s 29th and 30th this year, and his horses have bankrolled $1,213,382. Here is a piece from Daily Racing Form about Honorable Duty.

It was a strange but… Continue reading

Could Virginia-Bred Sticksstatelydude Compete In $12 Million Pegasus World Cup On January 28th?

Sticksstatelydude Works Towards $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational

Dec 16, 2016

Mr. Jordan a Horse of Interest in Pegasus World Cup Search

BOYNTON BEACH, FL – On a sun-splashed Friday morning at the Palm Meadows Training Center in Boynton Beach, graded stakes winner Sticksstatelydude turned in a four-furlong work that his connections hope is a step toward a spot in the gate for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28.

The 3-year-old son… Continue reading

Weekend Stakes Preview For December 17th; California Chrome To Compete On West Coast For Final Time

‘Tis the weekend before Christmas and all through the country, stakes races aplenty are available to watch and wager including a headlining bonus race that just recently materialized.

On Saturday December 17th, California Chrome, the world’s richest active thoroughbred with $14 will be competing in the $180,000 Winter Challenge Stakes at Los Alamitos. The superstar horse most recently appeared in the Breeders’ Cup Classic — the runner-up position — and will next appear in the $12… Continue reading

Two Year Old Stakes Galore To Wager This Weekend; Virginia-Bred Hatteras Bound In Maryland Juvenile Futurity

Two year olds take center stage this weekend in stakes race action from tracks around the country, and Virginia residents have two new options on how and where to wager the action.

The Virginia Equine Alliance’s (VEA) first Off Track Betting (OTB) Center opened just over a month ago at Breakers Sports Grille in Richmond. It is conveniently located in the TJ Maxx Shopping Center at 9127 West Broad Street. It is open seven days… Continue reading

Don’t Forget the December 31st Deadline to Register Your Virginia-breds

It’s easy, click here to go online and register your 2016 Virginia-bred foals before December 31st to avoid fee increases. Register them now, the VAHBPA’s new owner’s bonus program has created year round value for a Virginia-bred. Owner’s Bonus winners are looking for Virginia-breds to run.

Can’t remember if you registered your foals click here to check the database. It’s not to late for 2015 or older foals,  just go online and complete the registration process.

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Past VTA President, Dr. R. Reynolds Cowles, Jr., DVM Named President of AAEP

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Courtesy of AAEP website, 12/6/2016

R. Reynolds Cowles, Jr., DVM, founder and past president of Blue Ridge Equine Clinic in Earlysville, Va., was installed as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) during the Dec. 6 President’s Luncheon at the 62nd Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla.

 

Raised on a dairy farm in Statesville, N.C., Dr. Cowles received his veterinary degree from Oklahoma State University in 1967. Following graduation, he accepted a position at Georgetown Veterinary Hospital… Continue reading

Off Track Betting Center In Richmond Handles Over $1 Million In First Month

The Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) took a big step toward rebuilding the Commonwealth’s racing industry when it opened its first Off Track Betting (OTB) Center November 2nd in Richmond’s west end, inside Breakers Sports Grille at 9127 West Broad Street. The site is conveniently located in a heavily traveled retail corridor at the TJ Maxx Shopping Center between Parham and Gaskins Road.

After one month of operation, betting handle is coming in well above projections. … Continue reading

Rapid Rhythm A Rousing Battle of New Orleans Winner

Submitted by brian.spencer on December 4, 2016 – 12:22pm

 Robert S. Evans’ Rapid Rhythm ($5.60, $3.80 and $3.20) was a stylish winner of Saturday afternoon’s $60,000 Battle of New Orleans Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, closing from last at the top of the stretch in the 5½-furlong turf dash to swoop by them all and get up at the wire by a half-length over Thomas Galvin’s Bret Calhoun-trained defending champion Adrianne G ($7.20 and $5).… Continue reading