Monthly Archives: February 2011

VA-BRED WINNERS

Christmas For Liam (c, 4yo), Saint Liam – Gone For Christmas by Gone West. B – Edward P. Evans. Gulfstream Park, 2 /27/2011, alwc, $24,300, 8 f, 1:35.90.
Lady Rococo (f, 4yo), Louis Quatorze – Sure Can Purr by Tale Of The Cat. B – Ross David A. Penn National, 2 /22/2011, clmg, $7,800, 5.5 f, 1:06.32.
My Friend Bernie (c, 4yo), Domestic Dispute – Boltin’ Bride by Runaway Groom. B – Anne N Tucker. Beulah Park, 2 /21/2011,… Continue reading

SEND US YOUR FOAL PHOTOS

Somewhere in Texas?

Send us photos of your new arrivals.  Please include foaling date, foaling location and breeding.  Email to VTA-at-vabred.org.

PICTURES OF THE DAY

Archarcharch and jockey Jon Court (6) outpaces JP’s Gusto and jockey Ramon Dominguez (5) down the stretch to win the $250,000 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., Monday, Feb. 21, 2011.

In this photo provided by New York Racing Association, Be Bullish, with jockey Junior Alvarado aboard, wins The Hollie Hughes Stakes at Aqueduct, Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in Jamaica, N.Y.

Wayne Hutchinson riding Bunglasha Lady (C, pink) on their way to winning The totesport.com Supporting The… Continue reading

HB1832 PASSES FINAL VOTE IN HOUSE OF DELEGATES

Once amended by the Senate, HB1832 had to return to the House of Delegates for a final approval.  The bill was offered today and passed by a vote of 95-2.  A motion was made for reconsideration and the bill passed 86-10.

We are not aware of any further details at this time.

The bill now moves to the Governor’s desk for his signature.


YEAS–Abbott, Albo, Alexander, Athey, BaCote, Barlow, Bell, Richard P., Bell, Robert B., Brink, Bulova,… Continue reading

TURF TEN

Pluck

By Nick Hahn

A top ten look at three-year old turf winners in the United States within the last six months, perhaps with thoughts of the Twin Turf at Colonial Downs.

Just this week: No Virginia-bred has ever won the Colonial Turf Cup or the Virginia Derby. However with Swagger Jack’s maiden breaking score at Gulfstream Park, Silverton Hill has a Virginia-bred by the Estate of Edward P. Evans that will be one to watch throughout the spring. The… Continue reading

VA-BRED QUIET GIANT WINS RARE TREAT

Heavily favored Virginia-bred Quiet Giant stretched her winning streak to three at Aqueduct Racetrack on Sunday afternoon, drawing off to a commanding nine-length victory over Mined Over Matter in the 39th running of the $65,000 Rare Treat for fillies and mares.

Ridden by New York’s leading jockey, Ramon Dominguez, the 4-year-old daughter of Giant’s Causeway assumed command at the start of the 1 1/8-mile race to lead through an opening quarter-mile in 23.49. Joined on the backside by Opus A,… Continue reading

VIRGINIA-BRED WINNERS

Boone’s Babe (f, 5yo), Bop – Booneton by Boone’s Mill. B – Waln Gary Ray. Charles Town, 2 /18/2011, clmg, $6,600, 4.5 f, 0:54.14.

Buster’s Ready (f, 3yo), More Than Ready – Beatem Buster by Honour And Glory. B – Edward P Evans. Aqueduct, 2 /16/2011, str alwc, $25,200, 8 f, 1:38.13.
Hey Jack (c, 4yo), Strategic Mission – Kayjack by Cozzene. B – Carl Buhr & Keith Early. Laurel Race Course, 2 /17/2011, mdn clmg, $7,410, 7 f, 1:28.39.… Continue reading

HB1832 PASSES SENATE

HB1832 passed the Virginia Senate this afternoon by a vote of 31-8.  The bill now goes back to the House floor for final approval as it now includes a Senate amendment relevant to ADW licensing.  

YEAS–Barker, Blevins, Colgan, Deeds, Edwards, Herring, Howell, Locke, Lucas, Marsden, Marsh, McDougle, McEachin, McWaters, Miller, J.C., Miller, Y.B., Norment, Northam, Obenshain, Petersen, Puckett, Puller, Quayle, Ruff, Saslaw, Smith, Stanley, Stosch, Ticer, Vogel, Watkins–31.

NAYS–Hanger, Houck, Newman, Reynolds, Stuart, Wagner, Wampler, Whipple–8. 

RTD IN SUPPORT OF PARI-MUTUEL EXPANSION

The Richmond Times Dispatch had this to say on its editorial page last Monday:

Virginia’s affectionate ties to horse racing date to the Colonial era.  The commonwealth has produced Secretariat and other premier thoroughbreds.  Pari-mutuel racing was intended to boost the state breeders.  Colonial Downs is an attractive site, but tracks across the country – including legendary – venues typically do not rely on bets at the track alone.  Off-track betting parlors have grown essential to… Continue reading

AAEP RELEASES GUIDELINES

The American Association of Equine Practitioners has developed guidelines to help veterinarians and adoption groups successfully transition retired racehorses to new homes and new careers. “Transitioning the Retired Racehorse:  Guidelines for Equine Practitioners, Adoption Organizations and Horse Owners” provides an overview of the common physical challenges affecting some former racehorses and helps establish expectations for a horse’ future capabilities.

Developed by the Transitioning Subcommittee of the AAEP Racing Committee, the guidelines grew from a need expressed by rescue… Continue reading