Monthly Archives: April 2014

Tax Depreciation for Race Horses Moves out of Finance Committee

The NTRA legislative committee continues to do great work for the industry. The VTA whole-heartedly supports their efforts—this is something we can all get behind!
Photo courtesy Flickr User Philip Taylor.

Photo courtesy Flickr User Philip Taylor.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Thursday, April 3, 2014) – The United States Senate Finance Committee reported today legislation that would extend expired or expiring tax provisions for race horses, including a provision to extend the three-year recovery period.
This provision – originally passed by Congress and enacted into law in… Continue reading

Va-bred Embarr wins Dahlia Stakes

Virginia-bred Embarr, owned, trained and bred by Susan Cooney, lodged her fourth stakes win at Pimlico on Saturday when she won the Dahlia Stakes for the second time.

Virginia-bred Embarr winning the Dahlia Stakes for the second time on April 5.

Virginia-bred Embarr winning the Dahlia Stakes for the second time on April 5.

The daughter of Royal Academy sat down on the rail of the mile-long turf contest, stalking the leaders and biding her time. Swung three wide by rider Forest Boyce coming out of the turn, Embarr rolled into the lead—and… Continue reading

Va-bred Pulls Hat Trick

Virginia-bred Quiet Hour, bred by Carolyn Nicewonder Beverly, won her third in a row on Sunday at Gulfstream. The 4-year-old daughter of Quiet American won a 6 1/2-furlong allowance by 7 1/4 lengths, and was never threatened by heavy favorite Nifty Shindig.

Virginia-bred Quiet Hour, bred by Carolyn Nicewonder Beverly, pulled a hat trick in a Gulfstream allowance on March 30.

Virginia-bred Quiet Hour, bred by Carolyn Nicewonder Beverly, pulled a hat trick in a Gulfstream allowance on March 30. Photo courtesy Adam Conglianese.

Quiet Hour started her streak in November, winning a maiden at Calder. The favorite on… Continue reading