Monthly Archives: January 2018

Pegasus World Cup Remains ‘Targeted Race’ For Stellar Wind

Champion Stellar Wind remains on course for a start in the G1 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27.

The Daily Racing Form reports that the chestnut mare is currently in training with trainer Chad Brown at Palm Meadows.

Stellar Wind is shown at the 2017 Keeneland November Sale

Stellar Wind was purchased by Coolmore at the 2017 Keeneland November sale. The original plan was to retire her and breed her to American Pharoah this year. However,… Continue reading

All 3 Virginia Bets OTBs Are Open Today (Friday); Many Major Tracks Are Still Racing

The snow and cold around the country has forced some tracks to cancel racing this week including today (Friday January 5th), but the good news is all three Virginia Bets Off Track Betting (OTB) Centers are open again with plenty of “good weather” tracks to showcase.

For today, Aqueduct, Laurel, Monticello, Freehold, Penn National and Turfway have cancelled, but tracks like Gulfstream, Tampa Bay Downs, Fair Grounds, Santa Anita, Golden Gate, Delta Downs, Hawthorne, Meadowlands and Miami Valley are all… Continue reading

In Virginia, 2017 Brought Progress, But Still No Racetrack

The following appeared in The Racing Biz January 2nd.

by Nick Hahn

In Virginia, 2017 was a year of wins and losses.  While still actively chasing a return to hosting live racing, state Thoroughbred interests also sought to provide its remaining racing infrastructure enough sustenance to be there when it finally settles on a new home.

Among the notable advances, the Virginia Thoroughbred Association launched its Virginia-Certified Residency program on July 1, 2017.  Horses that spend at… Continue reading

“Difficult’ But ‘Not Impossible’ For Virginia-Bred Greyvitos To Make Kentucky Derby

The following appeared in The Paulick Report January 3rd.

Remington Springboard Mile and G3 Bob Hope Stakes winner Greyvitos recently underwent surgery to remove bone chips from his knee, according to, but the 3-year-old son of Malibu Moon may still be able to make the Kentucky Derby in May.

“It’s going to be difficult, but it’s not impossible,” trainer Adam Kitchingman said. “They were very, very small chips and were in a place where they came out… Continue reading