Monthly Archives: May 2012

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.