Monthly Archives: October 2007

RESULTS FROM OAK RIDGE

The $5,000 The VHBPA Starter Allowance Flat, about 1 1/4 miles on the turf: 1) Xtra Smart, Carl Rafter, Tim White, Alix White, $3,000; 2) Meshwaar, Alan Rice, William Aylor, Jr., Doris J. Brooks, $900; 3) Silver Wheat, Jeff Murphy, Teddy Mulligan, Northfield Farm, LLC, $500; 4) Remy Christine, Richard Boucher, Lilith Boucher, Lilith Boucher, $250; 5) Karoke Joe, Rylee Zimmerman, Brad MacKinnon, J.V.M. Stable, $200; 6) Summerville, Russell Hayes, Bruce Haynes, Anne Haynes, $150.

AR: Smart Colony, Mine… Continue reading

RACING THROUGH CYBERSPACE

Online horse racing? We’re not so sure, but here it is.

On a web site called Digiturf.com, virtual horse racing is offered. Here’s what they say:

“Welcome to Digiturf.com, the world’s most unique online horse racing game where you can own, train and race virtual horses in live 3D against a global community of members for real rewards.

Explore your stable management skills and develop your horse racing strategies while having loads of fun in this thrilling horse racing game.… Continue reading

Williams Joins TRF Board

Robin Traywick Williams, the former Chairman of the Virginia Racing Commission, has been unanimously elected to the Board of Directors of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, the nation’s largest and oldest thoroughbred rescue group.

Williams (pictured here at the 2007 Virginia Derby Gr.III with daughter Katie) will join the TRF Board along with Dave Johnson, the renowned announcer and the long-time “Voice of the Triple Crown” for ABC Sports.The election of Johnson and Williams is consistent with the TRF’s policy of… Continue reading

JAMES RIVER TRF OPEN HOUSE

Come See Our Horses! Open HouseFriday, November 9, 2007 – 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon -Barn 4 – James River Work Center (enter JRWC off Route 6 and follow directions).

You can help us celebrate “Greener Pastures”a new partnership between the Virginia Department of Corrections and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. You will see offenders working directly with retired racehorses to gain horse management skills — it’s a program that gives everyone a Second Chance.

Please .S.V.P. by November 5th —… Continue reading

BIT O’ VIRGINIA

The $500,000 QEII Stakes at Keeneland was won by a Kentucky-bred with Virginia roots. Joyce Young and Gerald McManis‘ Bit O’ Whimsy won the race over Dreaming Of Anna.

Both Young and McManis are Virginians. It was Young’s first win in Kentucky, McManis‘ first Grade I and only the second victory ever at Keeneland for trainer Barclay Tagg.

Young, from Manassas, is the sister of George Rowand. McManis is a family freind from Wintergreen.… Continue reading

MORE ON MARE CENTER SALE

One more reminder about the 16th Annual Thoroughbred Yearling Auction conducted by the Virginia Tech MARE Center coming up on Sunday. The sale starts at 2 p.m. and inspections start at 10 a.m. In addition, there will be a cocktail party and preview on Thursday night. As usual, all proceeds go directly to the MARE Center to continue research and breeding programs.

The MARE Center raises these yearlings as a vital part of its research efforts to better understand the… Continue reading

MARE CENTER SALE HIP #13

HIP #13, G. by Fred Astaire, out of Castle Mellay by Castle Magic.

MARE CENTER SALE HIP #5

HIP #5, F. by Meadow Monster, out of Stalking by Sir Cat.

MARE CENTER SALE HIP #10

HIP #10, F. by Ball’s Bluff, out of Lady Soul by Lord Avie.

MARE CENTER SALE HIP # 19

HIP 19, F. by Ball’s Bluff, out of Hidden Dark by Ferdinand.

This filly is a half-sister to $86,350 winner Hidden Pitch and $20,022 winner Hidetheprize.

Hidden Dark is a half-siter to $2 million earner and Breeders Cup Mile Gr. I winner ARTIE SCHILLER.