Monthly Archives: July 2010

COLONIAL DOWNS FANCY HAT COMPETITION

RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH: RECESSION AND COMPETITION HURTING HORSE RACING IN VIRGINIA

By Emily Dooley/Richmond Times Dispatch

Virginia’s legacy of horse racing is in jeopardy.

The recession and an industry in decline nationally are partly to blame.
So are the surrounding states with slots and table-game gambling that offer bigger purses, luring quality horses away with lucrative prize money.

And anti-gambling sentiments at the General Assembly have so far hampered efforts to expand betting options in the Old Dominion.

“The industry is in, I would call it, the most severe downturn that… Continue reading

CLN’S WOLFENDALE FEATURE ON RTD.COM

Maggie Maggie Wolfendale is a horse trainer in the morning working as an assistant for her well known father Howard, and the television handicapper at Colonial Downs in the afternoon.

Video by Penelope M. Carrington/Times-Dispatch.