Yearly Archives: 2012

VA-BRED RACE at FOXFIELD

Va Bred or Sired Training Flat    1 1/4 miles on the Turf
1 Complete Dyno       160     Richard BoucherMede Cahaba Stable LLC        Lilith Boucher 

2 Southwest               155      Jacob Roberts            Magalen O. Bryant… Continue reading

COLONIAL CANCELS CARD SUNDAY

Colonial Downs Cancels Racing on Sunday July 8 Due to Expected Extreme Heat; 15th Anniversary Celebration Rescheduled forSaturday July 14th
COLONIAL DOWNS PRESS RELEASE
(NEW KENT, VA —- 7/7/12)—- Due to extreme heat that is expected to remain in Virginia through the weekend, Colonial Downs has cancelled its Sunday (July 8) card of thoroughbred horse racing. Races were scheduled to begin at 12:55 PM.
“After conferring with the Virginia Racing Commission… Continue reading

COMINGS AND GOINGS AT COLONIAL DOWNS

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Welcome to the 2012 Colonial Downs Thoroughbred season.

Please note the following changes: 

Stakes Closing

Thursday, June 7th

(To be Run Satuday, June 16)

 $30,000 Guaranteed (Plus $30,000 VA Fund)

Starter Handicap 3 and up 1 3/16 Turf

 $500,000 Guaranteed

Three Year Olds

One Mile and… Continue reading

2012 COLONIAL DOWNS – OFF & RUNNING ON SATURDAY, JUNE 2

Colonial Downs 2012 Thoroughbred meet will be off and running on Saturday, June 2.  As a benefit for our current members, the VTA and the VaHBPA in partnership are delighted to make a fourth floor sky suite available throughout the meet.

Kicking off the VTA/VHBPA’s special events are suites for the Strawberry Hill Races on Saturday, June 2 and a special VTA Belmont Stakes Day at Colonial on Saturday, June 9.  Please RSVP to the VTA at 540.347.4313… Continue reading

AUDLEY RELISHES DERBY FEAT; SEEKS PREAKNESS

Audley Farm’s Dr. Jens von Lepel talks about the near miss of Bodemeister in the Kentucky Derby and the hopes of the Preakness on “Off to the Races” Friday evening on ESPN AM 950 with Nick Hahn and “Derby Bill” Watson.

MIKE SMITH’S BODACIOUS RIDE

Mike Smith talks about Bodemeister’s trip in the Kentucky Derby and the upcoming Preakness as well as Zenyatta and Giacomo.  Nick Hahn and “Derby” Bill Watson talk to Smith on last Friday’s “Off to the Races” on ESPN AM 950 – WXGI in Richmond.

SHELDON RUSSELL’S RIDE FOR THE ROSES

Sheldon Russell discussed his Kentucky Derby ride aboard Done Talking for trainer Hamilton Smith on “Off to the Races”, Friday evening on ESPN AM 950.  (Nick’s first video-have patience.)

OFF TO THE RACES INTERVIEWS HAM SMITH

Nick Hahn and Derby Bill Watson talk to Ham Smith, the trainer of Maryland-based Done Talking. Smith has won the Colonial Downs trainer title seven times.

OFF TO THE RACES INTERVIEWS BOB BAFFERT

Nick Hahn and Derby Bill Watson talk to Bob Baffert, the trainer of Virginia-bred Bodemeister.