Yearly Archives: 2009

STUART SIEGEL APPOINTED TO VRC

Prominent Richmond businessman and former Thoroughbred owner and breeder Stuart C. Siegel has been appointed to the Virginia Racing Commission by out-going Governor Tim Kaine. Siegel raced 1988 Cicada Stakes winner Turn To Money among others.

Siegel (seen here shaking hands with Governor Kaine), who raced and bred horses at Running Cedar Farm in Goochland, has served as the chairman of the board of S&K Menswear since 1977 and is the former chief executive officer. The forty-two-year-old discount men’s wear… Continue reading

VIRGINIA-BRED RACE WINNERS

American Queen (f, 4yo), Quiet American – Testy Trestle by Private Account. B – Iselin C. Oliver Mrs. III. Philadelphia Park, 9 /7 /2009, alwc, winner’s share of purse: $27,000, 6 f, 1:09.94. ($225,000, yrlg, 2006, ftsaug)


Canadian Storm (f, 2yo), Stormy Atlantic – Canadian Alliance by Private Terms. B – Alcade Hector. Philadelphia Park, 9 /13/2009, mdn sp wgt, winner’s share of purse: $25,200, 7 f, 1:25.70. ($42,000, yrlg, 2008, ftkjul)
Commanding Peace (c, 3yo), Full Mandate – Swan… Continue reading

QUALITY ROAD CONTINUES TO DO WELL

A week after smashing the record in the Amsterdam Stakes, followed by a few days of debate over what the actual time really was, a seemingly ambivalent Va-bred Quality Road is just fine. At the moment, everything is on schedule for Quality Road to run in the $1 million Travers.

Trainer Todd Pletcher said Monday morning that the colt has had no problems with his feet, something that kept him… Continue reading

QUALITY ROAD WORKS AGAIN IN PREPERATION OF SARATOGA STAKES

According to sources at Spring Hill Farm, Quality Road worked yesterday morning. He went 5f in 59 and 2 and galloped out the 6f in 1:12 and 2 with Johnny Velasquez aboard.

Trainer Todd Pletcher said he went the last ¼ in 23 and 3.

The horse is on track for the Amsterdam Stakes on 8/3.

COLONIAL DOWNS’ SECRETARIAT COMMERCIAL

WAVY ON THE GRAND SLAM OF GRASS

DA HOSS AND HIS SECOND AMAZING BREEDERS CUP MILE

The Da Hoss stakes at Colonial Downs reminded the Blood-Horse’s Steve Haskins about the talented gelding’s second Breeders Cup Mile victory which came two years after the first with just one race (at Colonial Downs) as a prep…

It’s well worth the read as it remains one of the most amazing feats in Breeders Cup history. When Hawksley Hill catches Da Hoss in the stretch and puts his head in front, you figure he’s beaten…but, no…

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COLONIAL TURF CUP VIDEO

SATURDAY IS 25 CENT DAY AT COLONIAL DOWNS

Colonial Downs’ popular Fan Appreciation Day is early in the season this year – Saturday June 13th. They are opening early at 11 AM to accommodate fans. Ten races are scheduled to run from 12:55 PM – 5:15 PM including the $50,000 Daniel Van Clief Stakes.
General admission and Colonial Downs Race programs are 25 cents each! Hot dogs, chips and soft drinks are 25 cents each and to keep lines moving smoothly, transactions in our giant Fan Appreciation tent… Continue reading

VIDEO OF THE DAY