Monthly Archives: November 2012

VIRGINIA-BRED WINNERS

Autumn Affair (f, 5yo), Black Tie Affair (IRE) – Gold Leaf by Slew O’ Gold. B – Holly Ridge Farm, LLC. Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, 11/20/2012, alwc, $15,600, 4.5 f, 0:52.37.

Diescentric (c, 5yo), Diesis (GB) – Hawzah (GB) by Green Desert. B – Morgan’s Ford Farm. Kempton Park, 11/22/2012, hcp, $10,623, 7 f, 1:24.63. ($55,000, yrlg, 2008, keesep)
Dixiluna (f, 2yo), Dixie Union – Dundrummin’ by Gone West. B – Audley Farm. Parx Racing, 11/20/2012, mdn sp… Continue reading

DOGWOOD CLASSIC VEHICLE SPACES ON CYBER MONDAY SALE

(From CLN) Tailgating rail spaces for the inaugural running of the Dogwood Classic races will go on sale to the general public beginning November 26th at a discount price with an additional 24 hour “Cyber Monday” bonus offer.

Colonial Downs will host the Dogwood Classic, an afternoon of steeplechase races and tailgating, on Saturday April 6th, 2013. The races will take place over the Secretariat Turf Course and tailgating will take place around the entire 1 ¼ mile outer track.… Continue reading

PICTURES OF THE DAY

Nick Schofield riding The Rainbow Hunter (R) clear the last to win The Mitie Events & Leisure Handicap Steeple Chase from Loch Ba (L) at Ascot racecourse on November 23, 2012 in Ascot, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Godolphin Racing’s Better Lucky and Eddie Castro win the $250,000 Grade I Matriarch Stakes horse race, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)

Charles Reed & Mike Zanella’s Bold Affair, with Abel Castellan up, went… Continue reading

VIRGINIA-BRED WINNERS

Eldarion (g, 4yo), Aragorn (IRE) – Pagan Dance by Valley Crossing. B – Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin, III. Penn National, 11/15/2012, str alwc, $14,400, 6 f, 1:10.16. ($11,500, yrlg, 2009, keesep)

Firenze Feeling (f, 2yo), Macho Uno – Elusive by Elmaamul. B – Audley Farm. Laurel Park, 11/17/2012, mdn sp wgt, $21,660, 8.5 f, 1:49.92. ($110,000, yrlg, 2011, keesep)
Free Entry (g, 4yo), Tale of the Cat – Preachtothechoir by Pulpit. B – Corner Farm & Raul Lottero. Mountaineer Casino… Continue reading

VA-BRED BONUS CHECKS HEADING OUT

The checks for the 10% Breeders Bonus earned during the 2012 Colonial Downs meet will be sent out later this week.  
The Virginia Breeders Fund pays a 10% Breeders Bonus for all Virginia-bred horses that won a 100% Owner’s Bonus at Colonial Downs. 
“It’s not a lot of money in the grand scheme of things, a little over $61,000,” said VTA Executive Director Glenn Petty, “But it’s important that the breeders see some economic benefit to the… Continue reading

PICTURES OF THE DAY

Barry Geraghty riding Captain Conan (L) clear the last to win The Racing Post Arkle Trophy Trial Novices’ Steeple Chase at Cheltenham racecourse on November 18, 2012 in Cheltenham, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Sam Twiston-Davies riding Double Ross clear the last to win The Paddy Power Intermediate Handicap Hurdle Race at Cheltenham racecourse on November 18, 2012 in Cheltenham, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Eblouissante, half-sister to Zenyatta, ridden by jockey Corey Nakatani, runs during her debut on Friday,… Continue reading

AUDLEY SELLS BODEMEISTER’S DAM FOR $5 MILLION

Daily Racing Form: Untouched Talent, dam of Grade 1 winner and dual classic runner-up Bodemeister, sold to Michael Vincent Magnier of the Coolmore partnership for $5 million, the second-highest price of last Monday’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky selected fall mixed sale.

The Grade 3-winning 8-year-old Storm Cat mare gained national attention when Bodemeister, her first foal to race, became one of the standout 3-year-olds of his class earlier this year. In addition to her ontrack success as a producer, Untouched Talent also… Continue reading

VA-BRED WINNERS

Colonial Empress (f, 3yo), Empire Maker – Colonella by Pleasant Colony. B – Edward P. Evans.

Churchill Downs, 11/7/2012, mdn sp wgt, $25,560, 8 f, 1:38.35. ($175,000, 2yo, 2011, keenov)
Go Blue Or Go Home (g, 3yo), Bluegrass Cat – Go Baby Go (IRE) by Lion Cavern. B – Morgan’s Ford Farm & Winstar Farm LLC. Churchill Downs, 11/8/2012, alwc, $27,600, 5 f, 0:56.77. ($90,000, Wnlg, 2009, keenov)
Golden Account (g, 5yo), Menifee – In the Till by Mr. Prospector.… Continue reading

VA-BREDS AT KEENELAND NOVEMBER

98 Promenade Colony, M, Pleasant Colony – Dance Review, Brandywine Farm (Jim & Pam Robinson), Agent For Liberation Farm – Rob Whiteley – $55,000, Brandywine Farm, LLC (Jim and Pam Robinson)                 

180 Colonial Review, M, Pleasant Colony – Dance Review, Brandywine Farm (Jim & Pam Robinson), Agent For Liberation Farm – Rob Whiteley – $32,000, Brandywine Farm, LLC (Jim and Pam Robinson)         … Continue reading

VTA CLASSIFIEDS: STALLS AVAILABLE

MD-based trainer stabled at Bowie Training Center has stalls available.  Reasonable day rate with exceptional care. 
Please contact Dorothy Worton at (757) 617-9364.