News

Colonial Downs Eyeing Former Kmart Site In South Richmond For Possible Off Track Betting Parlor
July 16, 2018
Colonial Downs is considering buying a former Kmart building in South Richmond and transforming it into a betting site with slots-like gambling machines, according to a spokesman for the owners of the New Kent County horse-racing track. Colonial Downs has secured an option to buy the 140,000 …Read More »
Draft Rules Would Allow Up To 3,000 Horse-Race Gambling Machines In Virginia
July 12, 2018
The following appeared in the Richmond Times Dispatch on July 12th. The Virginia Racing Commission is considering allowing up to 3,000 historical horse race gambling machines at Colonial Downs and off-track betting parlors throughout the state, according to recently published draft regulations. Earlier this year, Gov. Ralph Northam …Read More »
Maryland Jockey Club Names New Racing Secretary; VP-Racing Hale Named To New Position
July 8, 2018
The following appeared in The Racing Biz July 2nd. by Frank Vespe The Maryland Jockey Club on Monday announced that longtime Vice-President of Racing and Racing Secretary Georganne Hale would become Vice President of Racing Development, a newly created position within the company. In that job, the company said, …Read More »
Jonathan Thomas's Catholic Boy Battles Back Again To Win Belmont Derby Invitational
July 8, 2018
Congratulations to Belmont Derby Invitational winner Catholic Boy and his trainer, Jonathan Thomas, who is the son of Virginia Equine Alliance's Track Superintendent, J.D. Thomas! The following article appeared in The Paulick Report July 8th.  The last time Catholic Boy and Analyze It met in the Pennine …Read More »
No Refunds Becomes First Bonus Winning Horse In New Virginia Certified Residency Program
July 3, 2018
Bird Mobberley's No Refunds became the first horse to win a bonus in the new Virginia Certified Residency Program when the two year old filly kicked off Saturday's card at Laurel with her first ever victory. The Maryland-bred scored in gate-to-wire fashion in a $40, …Read More »

Events

Next Virginia Racing Commission Meeting Scheduled For Tuesday July 31st
July 11, 2018
NOTICE OF MEETING Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION TYLER BUILDING COURTROOM B 1300 EAST MAIN STREET RICHMOND, VA 23219 Notice is given that …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 »
$27,500 VTA Yearling Futurity and Seminar Set for August 29th at the Warrenton Horse Show
April 1, 2018
Get your Virginia-bred, Virginia-Sired or Virginia-Certified yearlings ready for a chance to win big at the 17th annual Virginia Breeder's Fund Yearling Futurity to be held …Read More »
No Virginia Racing Commission Meeting on July 10th
March 7, 2018
NOTICE OF VIRGINIA RACING COMMISSION MEETING Tuesday July 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION TYLER BUILDING COURTROOM A 1300 EAST MAIN STREET RICHMOND, VA 23219 The …Read More »