News

Horse Owner, Breeder, Sara Collette Passes Away At Age 86
October 20, 2021
Sara Elizabeth Collette, age 86, passed peacefully at her home in Casanova, VA on Monday, October 11th, 2021 from complications from Parkinson's. She was born in New Haven, Oswego County, New York on March 1st, 1935, daughter of the late Frederick & Margaret Foster. Sara Collette with husband Bruce, after …Read More »
Virginia-Certified Filly By Outwork Takes Grand Champion Honors at Virginia Yearling Futurity
September 16, 2021
The annual Virginia Thoroughbred Association Yearling Futurity took place September 8th at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds under clear skies, comfortable temperatures and $35,000 in prize money on the line. Four divisions were contested -- Virginia-bred/sired colts/gelding and fillies, and Virginia-certified colts/geldings and fillies --- and …Read More »
Colonial Track Records Fall In MATCH Series Stakes
August 24, 2021
The following appeared in The Racing Biz on August 23 and was written by Frank Vespe. How fast was the dirt track at Colonial Downs Monday afternoon? The track played host to five dirt races and all five - a first-level allowance and four $100,000 stakes that are part …Read More »
First Lady of Virginia Praises 'Vision' of Horse Therapy Center
August 20, 2021
Blue Mountain Therapy co-founder Clint Waddell introduces members of his staff to Virginia first lady Pamela Northam before touring the new location. Northam was visiting students and child care providers in Southwest Virginia. David Crigger | Bristol Herald Courier Blue Mountain Therapy co-founder Clint Waddell gives Virginia first lady …Read More »
MATCH Series Retuns to Colonial Downs With Four $100,000 Stakes On Monday, Aug. 23
August 20, 2021
Edit AUGUST 18, 2021 - Strong fields have been assembled for the four Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships Series (MATCH) Monday, Aug. 23, at Colonial Downs, which returns to the series for the first time since 2001.The Virginia track will host four $100,000 stakes in each MATCH Series division …Read More »

Events

2021 Foxfield Races - October 3, 2021
Foxfield Fall Races happening Sunday, October 3! For more information, visit foxfieldraces.com Get Tickets …Read More »
2021 International Gold Cup Races - October 23, 2021
International Gold Cup Races Saturday, October 23 Great Meadow Race Course, The Plains, Virginia (540) 347-2612 vagoldcup/intl/race-day-information.com …Read More »
2022 Virginia Stallion Season Auction - Winter 2022
Participate in the 2022 Virginia Stallion Season Auction - Date TBD. Be on the lookout for updates via email and on vabred.org …Read More »
2022 Virginia Gold Cup - Spring 2022
2022 Virginia Gold Cup - Date TBD Be on the lookout for more information via email and on vagoldcup.com …Read More »
2021 Colonial Downs Racing Season - July-September, 2021
Click below for the a schedule of 2021 Stakes: 2021 Colonial Downs Stakes Schedule 2021 Colonial Downs Racing Season July 19 - September 1, 2021 Colonial Downs Racetrack, New Kent, Virginia …Read More »