Monthly Archives: August 2016

Virginia On Line Betting Handle For July ’16 Up Over 10% From July ’15

Betting handle from Virginia residents via advance deposit — or on line — wagering companies rose over 10% in July when compared with handle figures from the same month a year prior. Both Twin Spires and Xpressbet experienced big gains while TVG maintained its first place position as top handle generating company from horseplayers in the Commonwealth.

TVG handled $2,909,825 in July, down slightly from July ’15… Continue reading

$77,000 In Owner Bonus Monies Won By Virginia-Bred, Sired Horses In July

Over $77,000 in bonus monies were won by owners of Virginia-bred or sired horses that won an overnight race in the month of July at pari-mutuel tracks in the Mid-Atlantic region. The new incentive program, sponsored by the Virginia HBPA and VTA, began July 1st and rewards owners a 25% bonus on top of purse winnings for victories in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, New York and New Jersey.

The largest single award… Continue reading

Rose Brier Vs.One Go All Go Saturday (Aug. 6) In $100,000 Stakes at Mountaineer Park

It’s another summer weekend and that means another round of excellent stakes races for Virginia residents to wager that feature both thoroughbreds and standardbreds.

Saturday stakes highlights include the Whitney Stakes and Test Stakes at Saratoga, the West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Park, graded stakes at both Del Mar and Ellis Park and arguably harness racing’s biggest annual event — Hambletonian Day at The Meadowlands.

Rose Brier gets the best of Special Envoy again in Saturday's Edward P. Evans Stakes. Photo by Jim McCue.

Rose Brier gets the best of Special Envoy again… Continue reading

Virginia-Breds Close Out July On A Stellar Note

The last week of July began and ended with big stakes wins for Virginia-bred horses! Long On Value captured the $100,000 Lucky Coin Stakes on Monday at Saratoga and Stellar Wind, 2015 Virginia-bred Horse of the Year, closed out the week with a big win over Beholder in the Grade I Clement Hirsch Stakes Saturday at Del Mar.

Both efforts have been well documented on this website and through social media channels. Long On Value now has 7 wins… Continue reading