Monthly Archives: March 2011

    Good news ACC football fans: The season gets underway in a scant five months.  Spring practices are underway, and ESPN’s Heather Dinich is already cranking out the links. 

    VIRGINIA-BRED VICTOR’S CRY SEEKS DESERT GLORY

    

    Victor’s Cry (inside #8) captures the 2010 Shoemaker Mile

    Victor’s Cry seeks to add a $5 million Group 1 to his resume when he enters Saturday’s starting gate for the Dubai Duty Free.  The Duty Free is about a mile and eighth on the turf.  Saturday’s post time is estimated to be 11:45 am.

    The Street Cry sired six year old won a Grade 1 and Grade 2 at Hollywood Park in 2010 and is bred… Continue reading

    VA-BRED RESEARCHER ON COMEBACK TRAIL

    More than 11 months removed from the biggest win of his career, two-time Charles Town Classic winner Researcher will make his return to the races in Saturday night’s featured allowance at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. The race, which drew a field of six, will be the now seven-year-old’s first start since taking the 2010 Charles Town Classic over Awesome Gem and Redding Colliery.

    Purchased with a career in steeplechase racing in mind, Researcher’s owners, the Kinross Corporation, decided… Continue reading

    R.I.P. Liz Taylor, Dead At 79

    Elizabeth Taylor, the legendary actress famed for her beauty, her jet-set lifestyle, her charitable endeavors and her many marriages, has died, her publicist told CNN Wednesday. She was 79.
    Taylor died “peacefully today in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles,” said a statement from her publicist. She was hospitalized six weeks ago with congestive heart failure, “a condition with which she had struggled for many years. Though she had recently suffered a number of complications, her condition had stabilized and it… Continue reading

    VRC APPROVES 2011 CLN LIVE RACING DAYS

    Democracy at work.

    Today, the Virginia Racing Commission (VRC) approved a 33 day live meet at Colonial Downs for 2011 by a unanimous vote of 4-0.  The meet will be conducted as proposed by a joint submission of Colonial Downs, the VHBPA, and the VTA.

    The meet will run from Wednesday, June 8th (leading up to Belmont Day on June 11th) to Sunday, July 31, 2011 — 8 weeks, four days per week.  Racing will be conducted on… Continue reading

    VIRGINIA-BRED RACE WINNERS

    Cho Cho Cat (f, 3yo), Tale Of The Cat – Cho Cho San by Deputy Minister. B – Evans Edward P. Mountaineer Park, 3 /19/2011, mdn sp wgt, $10,736, 5 f, 0:59.96. ($19,000, 2yo, 2010, keenov)
    Daddys Caddy (g, 3yo), Lion Hearted – Egret by Alwuhush. B – Keswick Stables. Charles Town, 3/16/2011, clmg, $9,600, 7 f, 1:29.34. ($3,200, yrlg, 2009, ftmoct)
    Dance City (c, 3yo), City Zip – Ballet Colony by Pleasant Colony. B – Edward P… Continue reading

    SECRETARIAT BIRTHDAY PARTY SUNDAY AT THE MEADOW

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    Join friends of SFVA (State Fair of Virginia, Inc.) and fellow admirers of the unsurpassable Secretariat for a day of celebration and activities on the occasion of the birthday of America’s favorite horse at his birthplace, 
    The Meadow.  The event is this Sunday March 27 from 1 to 5 pm.
    The event will benefit the planned Museum of the Virginia Horse and includes a variety of equine related events including a… Continue reading

    SECRETARIAT BIRTHDAY PARTY SATURDAY AT THE MEADOW

    Join friends of SFVA (State Fair of Virginia, Inc.) and fellow admirers of the unsurpassable Secretariat for a day of celebration and activities on the occasion of the birthday of America’s favorite horse at his birthplace, 
    The Meadow.  The event is this Sunday March 27 from 1 to 5 pm.
    The event will benefit the planned Museum of the Virginia Horse and includes a variety of equine related events including a Secretariat Look-Alike-Contest.
    There is a $10 entry… Continue reading

    SNOWBUSTER WINS VHBPA VIRGINIA-BRED/SIRED RACE AT WARRENTON

    Snowbuster
    John McCormack’s homebred Snowbuster, with John Delaney in the irons, rallied from the middle of the field and then won impressively in the $2,000 VHBPA Virginia-Bred/Sired flat race at the Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point Raes on Saturday.
    The Virginia-bred winner has a pedigree that says both Virginia and steeplechasing being by Bop, out of Eyrecourt Rose by Salutely.  Bop was a Virginia-bred stakes winner and Salutely is the sire of Virginia Equine Hall of Fame member and six time… Continue reading

    LONG RUN WINS CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP

    Long Run backed up his victory in the King George VI Chase by winning the Gold Cup with a late burst in the showpiece race of the Cheltenham Festival on Friday.
    The 7-2 favorite, ridden by 28-year-old amateur jockey Sam Waley-Cohen and trained by Nicky Henderson, took the lead for the first time when jumping the second-to-last fence and pulled away from former winners Denman (8-1) and Kauto Star (5-1) in the sprint to the line.
    “This is beyond my… Continue reading