Monthly Archives: March 2008

RACING DOCUMENTARY OPENING IN APRIL

It’s post time for the Hennegan Brothers. There award winning film THE FIRST SATURDAY IN MAY is opening Friday, April 18th in a limited run. See below on how you can support the film by buying a ticket or two even if you can’t get to the theatre.

A recent email from the films producers/directors, John and Brad Hennegan said:

We’ll keep it short. We need everyone to go see THE FIRST SATURDAY IN MAY.

We have one shot at… Continue reading

RESCUED HORSES NEED HELP

Recently 48 thoroughbreds were seized from a trainer in Middleburg. Of those, 16 were brought to the Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue, Inc.

Some of the horses are in-foal mares expected to deliver before the end of this month. The Horse Rescue needs the help of the Thoroughbred community, in the way of donations and volunteers.

Donations are tax deductible and can be sent to:

The Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue, Inc.
725 Edwardsville Rd.
Hardy, VA 24101

GET A JUMP START THIS YEAR!

Thoroughbred Network is pleased to present a Trainer’s Seminar on Saturday, April 5th from 12-2 pm.

Thoroughbred Network, Inc. has assembled a panel of four distinguished local trainers from various disciplines to hold a question and answer seminar. The seminar will provide insight into the perspectives of leading area trainers in various disciplines on the basic requirements (character, conformation, etc.), suitability of the breed to the sport, training/re-training methods particular to the discipline, and how the mechanics specific to that… Continue reading

SO SHE SLEEPS

It’s easy to forget the Colonial Downs deep and lush Bermuda grass turf course is dormant in the winter. Easy, that is, until you see it. Here are a few pictures to help remind us how nice it will be come the middle of June!

SO SHE SLEEPS

It’s easy to forget that the Colonial Downs’ deep and lush Bermuda grass turf course is dormant in the winter.

Easy, that is, until you see it. Here are a few pictures to help remind us how nice it will be come the middle of June!

MORE FOALS

Colt by Bop, out of Key Wi Miss born March 11, 2008.

Sally and John Baffa

Filly by Orientate, out of Gentle Flow born March 14th at Morgan’s Ford Farm.

(Photo by Susie Chatfield-Taylor)

Filly by Arch, out of So Generous born March 7th at Morgan’s Ford Farm.

(Photo by Susie Chatfield-Taylor)

Colt by Tiznow-Cheers and Tears born March 15th at Morgan’s Ford Farm.

(Photo by Susie Chatfield-Taylor)

FEDS CONSIDERING BANNING DRUGS IN RACING?

Congressman Ed Whitfield has long led the charge against horse slaughter for human consumption. Now, he’s looking to take on a new task…Eliminating drugs from racing.

In a piece for the Blood-Horse he writes:

Today, the perception that steroid use is common practice has diminished and regulation of drug use in professional baseball has improved greatly. MLB leaders came together to significantly improve drug testing procedures and the anti-­doping program. While there are still challenges facing the leagues, MLB’s anti-doping… Continue reading