News

Altamura Has Sights Set On Stakes Sweep In Sunday's $75,000 Oakley Stakes
September 21, 2018
The following is a press release from the Maryland Jockey Club LAUREL, MD - Susan Moulton's Altamura, having already captured the first two legs in Laurel Park's series for Virginia-bred/sired horses, looks to make it a clean sweep while extending her win streak to four in Sunday' …Read More »
Nominations Sere Set For Commonwealth Day Stakes Card At Laurel Sunday Sept. 23rd
September 19, 2018
The next round of $75,000 Virginia-bred stakes races is this Sunday, September 23rd, at Laurel Park. Nominations are in as follows: Oakley (18), Jamestown (27), Punch Line (18), Bert Allen (24) and Brookmeade (14). 2017 Bert Allen Stakes winner Special Envoy has nominated again. The 7 year old …Read More »
MATCH Winner Page McKenney Inducted Into Parx Hall of Fame
September 19, 2018
The following appeared in the Paulick Report on September 19th. Pennsylvania-bred Page McKenney had already accomplished quite a bit before his 2018 campaign ended prematurely with retirement in August, but he left the racetrack with additional recognition: a MATCH Series division title and induction into the Parx Racing Hall …Read More »
Colonial Downs Aiming For March 2019 Opening Of "Rosie's Gaming Emporium"
September 7, 2018
The following piece appeared in the Richmond Times Dispatch and was written by Graham Moomaw. The new owners of Colonial Downs are hoping to open their casino-like gambling facility in New Kent County in March, with live horse racing expected to return in the fall of 2019. Since buying …Read More »
Breeders Ned Moore & Jill Gordon-Moore's Jump Start Colt Takes Top Honors At $27,500 Yearling Futurity August 29th
September 3, 2018
Ned Moore & Jill Gordon-Moore's dark bay colt out of Blazeaway  captured Grand Champion honors at the $27,500 Virginia Breeders' Yearling Futurity, held at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds August 29th.  He also won top honors in the Virginia-bred or sired Colt & Gelding division. The …Read More »

Events

New Exhibit Honoring Penny Chenery To Open At The Meadow During State Fair Of Virginia
September 19, 2018
NEW EXHIBIT HONORING PENNY CHENERY TO OPEN AT THE MEADOW, BIRTHPLACE OF SECRETARIAT, AT STATE FAIR OF VIRGINIA For immediate release:  Sept. 18, 2018 She was revered as …Read More »
Next Virginia Racing Commission Meeting Scheduled
September 17, 2018
NOTICE OF MEETING Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION TYLER BUILDING COURTROOM A 1300 EAST MAIN STREET RICHMOND, VA 23219 Notice is given that …Read More »
Virginia-Bred & Sired Stakes At Laurel Have Been Moved Back To Sunday September 23rd
September 10, 2018
Here is a key release from the Maryland Jockey Club that affects Virginia-bred stakes on Commonwealth Day at Laurel. The Virginia stakes have been moved back one day and …Read More »
Jonathan Thomas Seminar Videos From August 29th
August 29, 2018
We had a record number of entries and a great turn out for the Yearling Futurity on August 29th. Jonathan Thomas was kind enough to judge our entries during the …Read More »
2018 Virginia Bred/Sired/Certified Race Schedule; New Trainer and Owner Bonuses Added
April 20, 2018
The Virginia Thoroughbred Association and  the Virginia HBPA announced the following Virgnia-Bred/Sired/Certified racing schedule for 2018. A new $20,000 series bonus has been added for both …Read More »