Monthly Archives: August 2015

Virginia Handle Figures on the Rise

(Warrenton, VA—-8/11/15) —- Almost $6 million was wagered on horse races in July via the three advance deposit wagering (ADW) companies authorized to take wagers in Virginia — TVG, Twin Spires, and Xpress Bet. The July handle figures represent the third best month of 2015 for each of the three.

TVG led the way with a robust $2,961,203 in wagers, which out handled June’s total by over $40,000. June of course featured the Belmont Stakes, when… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Virginia-breds on Offer at Saratoga Select

The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select sale kicks off tomorrow night. Take a look at the high-quality Virginia-bred and Virginia-owned yearlings on offer at the sales grounds.

Hip 37, Louisa Lenehan's Harlan's Holiday colt out of Artisanal, bred in Kentucky and consigned by James Herbener.

Hip 37, Louisa Lenehan’s Harlan’s Holiday colt out of Artisanal, bred in Kentucky and consigned by James Herbener. Purchased by Starlight Racing for $250,000.

Hip 64, Bill Backer's Exchange Rate colt out of Dinah Lee, consigned by Chilly Bleak Farm.

Hip 64, Bill Backer’s Exchange Rate colt out of Dinah Lee, consigned by Chilly Bleak Farm. Purchased by Ken McPeek, agt. for $110,000.

Hip 81, Audley Farm's Bodemeister (himself bred by Audley) colt out of Exceptionally. A half brother to Hooligan, winner of last year's Jamestown Stakes.

Hip 81, Audley Farm’s Bodemeister (himself bred by… Continue reading

 
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