Monthly Archives: October 2016

Virginia-Breds Bird Call, What a Wildcat & Alabama Slim Boost 2016 Bankrolls to $30,000 Levels With Recent Wins

Here’s a recap of recent Virginia-bred wins since the big Commonwealth Stakes Day at Laurel September 24th and of course, Stellar Wind’s victory over Beholder in the Grade I Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita.

A trio of recent Virginia-bred winners — Bird Call, What a Wildcat and Alabama Slim — all saw their 2016 bankrolls approach or surpass the $30,000 level.

Bird Call, a 4 year old Birdstone gelding who didn’t race as a 2 or 3… Continue reading

8 Grade I Stakes On Tap Saturday; 2 Virginia-Breds To Compete In Stakes Under Cards

It’s another great day to be a horse racing fan! Between Belmont, Santa Anita and Keeneland, there are 8 Grade I stakes that Virginia residents can watch and wager via, and

At Belmont, it’s the Champagne, Flower Bowl, Frizette and Jockey Club Gold Cup while at Keeneland’s opening weekend, they host the Claiborne Breeders Futurity, Shadwell Turf Mile and First Lady Stakes. Later, the Santa Anita Sprint Championship goes to post.

Virginia-bred Long On Value… Continue reading

Closing Weekend Of Shenandoah Downs Harness Season Is This Weekend (Oct. 8, 9)

(WOODSTOCK, VA — 10/4/2016) —- The inaugural five week harness racing season at Shenandoah Downs will come to an end this coming weekend (October 8 & 9) with programs scheduled Saturday and Sunday along with a slate of added value events.

Saturday is “Seafest” Day, where three popular seafood vendors will be on the grounds and situated outside the main grandstand selling their fare. Pro Shuckers from Annapolis, Maryland will have oysters prepared three… Continue reading

2015 Virginia-Bred Horse of the Year Stellar Wind Beats Beholder In the Grade I Zenyatta Stakes

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In close to a carbon copy of their previous meeting, Hronis Racing’s Stellar Wind again got the measure of Beholder in the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita ParkWatch Video

Just like the Clement L. Hirsch (gr. I) July 30 at Del Mar, Stellar Wind and jockey Victor Espinoza stalked, then applied pressure to the front-running three-time champion in the turn and grinded out a victory in… Continue reading