News

YOUNGKIN'S GRAY GAMES VETO RIGHT FOR RACING
June 13, 2024
Originally posted on 6/12/2024 at theracingbiz.com, written by Nick Hahn. One day before Seize the Grey seized the day in the 149th running of the Preakness Stakes, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) stopped the gray. Gray games, that is, the slot machine-like contraptions pushed by advocates as “games of skill.” Youngkin vetoed legislation… …Read More »
"A Great Ride” as Belmont Stakes Starter Mindframe Could Cap 40 Years of Breeding
June 7, 2024
The following was written by Frank Vespe and appeared in “The Racing Biz” June 6th. Larry Johnson is a Virginia thoroughbred horse breeder and owner whose Legacy Farm is based in in Bluefield, VA. His Future Is Now, a 4-year-old Great Notion filly, broke his maiden at Colonial Downs last… …Read More »
Belmont Stakes: Virginia-Connected Antiquarian Should Be 'Right There At The End'
June 6, 2024
The following appeared in the Paulick Report June 6, 2024. Centennial Farms will look to double their tally in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets when they send out Antiquarian in Saturday\'s 10-furlong test for 3-year-olds, at Saratoga Race Course.Trained by Hall of Famer Todd Pletcher, the… …Read More »
Sierra Leone Favored Over Kentucky Derby, Preakness Winners For Saturday's Belmont Stakes
June 4, 2024
The $2 million Belmont Stakes — third leg of thoroughbred racing\'s Triple Crown Series — will be held at Saratoga Racecourse Saturday June 10th. An article on results of the post position draw is below courtesy of the Paulick Report. The Belmont Stakes program features six Grade 1 stakes races… …Read More »
171st Upperville Horse Show Set for June 3-9 with Free Parking & Free Admission
June 4, 2024
The 2024 Upperville Colt & Horse Show presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN™ is the oldest horse show in the U.S. and will celebrate its 171st year this June 3 through 9. Parking and general admission are free again this year. Founded in 1853 as a one-day show to encourage better breeding and care… …Read More »

Events

MIDLANTIC TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING JUNE 25, 2024
The Midlantic two-year-old's in training sale is June 25th at 2:00pm. Under tack show takes place June 24th starting at 8:00am in Timonium, Maryland. See the file below for all… …Read More »
2024 Yearling Futurity - Save the Date!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2024 Get your yearlings ready for the 2024 Yearling Futurity located at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds in Warrenton, Virginia. Information and entry… …Read More »
OBS TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING and HORSES OF RACING AGE SALE June 12-14
The OBS two-year-old's in training and horses of racing age sale is June 12-14. Under tack show takes place June 4-9 starting at 7:30am in Ocala, Florida. June 12th hips… …Read More »
MIDLANTIC TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING SALE May 20-21
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic two-year-olds in training sale is May 20th and 21st in Timonium, MD. May 20th hips 1-280 will go to the sales ring. Continuing on May 21st hips… …Read More »
VTA/ VHBPA Owner Suites Open for the Colonial Downs 24 Season
The horsemen's suites will be available daily to VTA/ VHBPA members during the Colonial Downs race meet, July 11th through September 7th. The first post will be at 1:30 on… …Read More »