Monthly Archives: May 2016

VTA/Breeders’ 38th Annual Virginia Thoroughbred Championship Award Winners Announced

The Virginia Thoroughbred Association held its 38th annual Championship Awards reception Friday night at the VTA’s trackside Turf Club Tent on the eve of Saturday’s Virginia Gold Cup Race card. Here is a rundown on the winners for 2015.

2015 Virginia-bred Horse of the Year honors went deservedly to Stellar Wind, bred by Peggy Augustus’ Keswick Stables & Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, Inc. The now 4 year old daughter of Curlin won the… Continue reading

“Team Naylor” Takes Both Gold Cup Featured Races Saturday

The Virginia Gold Cup staged one of the richest days of racing ever on the National Steeplechase Association’s spring schedule, and leading owner Irv Naylor took away much of the glory on Saturday as well as a healthy chunk  of the purse money.

First, Team Naylor struck in the $75,000 David Semmes Memorial (Gr. 2) with Charminster, who ran one of the best races of his career and tallied by 3 3/4 lengths.

Then came the $100,000 Virginia Gold… Continue reading

On Line Wagering Partner XPressBet To Offer $150 Welcome Bonus In Time For Derby Day

It’s a great week to be a horseplayer! This Saturday of course is Kentucky Derby Day AND Virginia Gold Cup Race Day at Great Meadow. One of our on line wagering partners — XPressBet — is offering a $150 Welcome Bonus in celebration of the Virginia Gold Cup just for signing up this weekend.
Register for an XPressBet account at the VTA "Wager 'N Win" Tent Saturday at the Gold Cup

Register for an XPressBet account at the VTA “Wager ‘N Win” Tent Saturday at the Gold Cup

Follow these easy steps to earn your Bonus:

Virginia-Breds Win At Gulfstream, Laurel & Foxfield

Virginia-bred Tracy’s Turn had a nice gate-to-wire win at Laurel Saturday afternoon in a $15,000, six furlong claiming race. The Larry Johnson owned and bred 5 year old son of Holy Bull won by three lengths and crossed in 1:11.97. Out of the Forest Wildcat mare, Traceable, the Mike Trombetta trainee captured his first victory of 2016 and fifth overall. Tracy’s Turn has bankrolled $79,331 from 16 career starts.

Tracy's Turn collects his fifth career victory at Laurel April 30th. The 5 year old Holy Bull horse was bred by Larry Johnson.

Tracy’s Turn collects his fifth career victory at… Continue reading