Monthly Archives: March 2015

Conditions For Flat Races at the Gold Cup

Great Meadow Race Course
The Plains, Virginia
Saturday, May 2, 2015 – 1:00 PM
3rd Race-Maiden Flat
Purser $30,000.  For Three-Year-Olds and Upward. (Virginia Bred, Sired or Owned Preferred.) Three-year-olds, 140 lbs.; older, 145 lbs.  The result of this race does count toward a horse’s official record. Seven Furlongs on the Turf.
7th Race-Allowance Flat
Purser $45,000.  For Three-Year-Olds and Upward which have never won a race other than maiden, claiming or starter. (Virginia Bred, Sired or… Continue reading

Racing Commission Meeting Scheduled For April 8th

The Virginia Racing Commission has scheduled a meeting for April 8th at 10:00 a.m. in the East Reading Room of the Patrick Henry Building. Below is the agenda and directions to the meeting:

 

VIRGINIA RACING COMMISSION
AGENDA FOR THE 4/8/2015 MEETING OF THE COMMISSION
SECRETARIAT OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
PATRICK HENRY BUILDING
EAST READING ROOM
1111 EAST BROAD STREET
RICHMOND, VA 23219

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 10:00 AM

1. Call to Order
a. Introduction of new Commission member… Continue reading

VA-connected Honor Code Wins GII, VA-bred Valid Third

It was another big week for Virginia-connected horses last week. Honor Code, part-owned by Virginia Racing Commission chairman Sarge Reynolds, ran a huge race to win the Grade II Gulfstream Park Handicap by half a length.

Honor Code winning the Gulfstream Park Handicap. Photo courtesy Kenny Martin.

Honor Code winning the Gulfstream Park Handicap. Photo courtesy Kenny Martin.

The son of A.P. Indy has never been worse than second in six starts, including a victory in the Grade II Remsen and a second-placed finish in the Grade I Champagne.

“At the… Continue reading

Click Here For Derby Day Details and Tickets

The VTA wants to invite you to join us on racing’s biggest day of the year! A Turf Club ticket at the Gold Cup gives you exclusive access to the VTA & VHBPA Turf Club tent located on Members Hill overlooking the Paddock, all-day catered fare, full bar and VIP car pass

An Invitation from the VTA and the VAHBPA

JOIN US FOR RACING’S BIGGEST DAY
AT THE GOLD CUP AT GREAT MEADOW
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Your Turf Club… Continue reading

You’re Invited to the Upcoming ‘Tuesday Talk’ at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

On March 10th 2015, Dr. Leslie Sinn will give a Tuesday Talk on Equine Behavior in Leesburg, VA.

Dr. Leslie Sinn received her undergraduate and veterinary degree from the University of Georgia.  After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, Dr. Sinn moved to Northern Virginia where she was in private practice for 5 years.  She began teaching in the Veterinary Technology Program at the Northern Virginia Community College and held the position… Continue reading

VA-bred Wins California GIII

Virginia-bred Stellar Wind kicked off her 2015 season with a bang on Saturday, winning the Grade III Santa Ysabel at Santa Anita. Bred by Peggy Augustus and Stonestreet Stables, the 3-year-old miss was a $86,000 yearling purchase at Timonium.

After breaking slow in the 1 1/16-mile contest, Stellar Wind settled on the outside under Victor Espinoza, wiggling her way to the lead despite being four-wide on the second turn. Widening her advantage in the straight, the chestnut galloped under the… Continue reading