Monthly Archives: June 2015

June 9th Racing Commission Meeting Minutes

Virginia Racing Commission

MINUTES OF THE WORKING SESSION

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Virginia State Capitol House Room 1 1000 Bank Street Richmond, Virginia 23219

Commission Members In Attendance:

  • J. Sargeant Reynolds, Jr.
  • Chairman D.G. Van Clief, Jr.
  • Vice Chairman Carol G. Dawson I.
  • Clinton Miller Charles Steger, PhD

Commission Staff:

  • Bernard J. Hettel, Executive Secretary
  • Rich Harden, Equine Medical Director
  • Courtney C. Reid, Program Support Technician Office of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Sam Towell, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry… Continue reading

May 28th Racing Commission Meeting Minutes

Virginia Racing Commission

MINUTES OF THE WORKING SESSION

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Patrick Henry Building East Reading Room 1111 East Broad Street Richmond, VA 23219

Commission Members In Attendance:

  • J. Sargeant Reynolds, Jr., Chairman
  • D.G. Van Clief, Jr., Vice Chairman
  • Carol G. Dawson I. Clinton Miller Charles Steger, PhD

Commission Staff: Bernard J. Hettel, Executive Secretary Rich Harden, Equine Medical Director David S. Lermond, Deputy Executive Secretary/Fiscal Officer Kimberly C. Mackey, Office Administrator Courtney C. Reid, Program Support Technician Office… Continue reading

Stellar Wind Returns Victorious in Grade II Summertime Oaks

Grade I Santa Anita Oaks winner, the Virginia-bred Stellar Wind, returned victorious in the Grade II Summertime Oaks on Saturday. Kept three wide through the final turn, the daughter of Curlin edged out Tara’s Tango in the shadow of the wire in the 1 1/16-mile dirt test. The Keswick-bred miss is now three-for-three at Santa Anita.

Virginia-bred Stellar Wind wins the Grade I $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks April 4, 2015 at Santa Anita.

Virginia-bred Stellar Wind wins the Grade I $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks April 4, 2015 at Santa Anita.

As for what’s next?… Continue reading

VA-bred Grade I Winner Stellar Wind Returns in Grade II Summertime Oaks Saturday

Stellar Wind won the Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes February 28 at Santa Anita Park

Stellar Wind won the Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes February 28 at Santa Anita Park

Grade I Santa Anita Oaks winner, the Virginia-bred Stellar Wind, returns to the site of her Grade I victory this weekend in the Grade II Summertime Oaks. Most recently fourth in the Grade I Kentucky Oaks, the daughter of Curlin has been at Santa Anita since mid-May, recording a bullet 4 furlongs in :46 1/5 on June 16 and 6 furlongs in 1:11… Continue reading

Belmont Stakes Previews

Here is your convenient guide to all of the Virginia-connected runners this weekend at Belmont!

Friday

Enchanting Lady

Owned by Northern Virginia-based Kaleem Shaw, this 3-year-old Tale of the Cat filly runs in the Jersey Girl Stakes. Winner of the Santa Paula Stakes at Santa Anita this year and the Landaluce Stakes at that same venue last summer, she is making her second East Coast start after a ninth-placed finish in the Grade III Eight Belles at Churchill… Continue reading

 
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