Monthly Archives: March 2018

Catholic Boy On To The Florida Derby March 31st

Catholic Boy is a 3 year old that is on the 2018 Triple Crown trail. He is trained by Jonathan Thomas, son of Virginia Equine Alliance’s track superintendent, John Dale Thomas.   

Robert LaPenta and Madaket Stables’ GIII Sam F. Davis S. runner-up Catholic Boy (More Than Ready) will make his next start in the Mar. 31 GI Florida Derby, according to LaPenta’s racing manage John Panagot. This story was originally reported by the Daily Racing Form… Continue reading

A Fresh Start: New Sports Bar & Off-Track Betting Center Open In Collinsville

The following appeared in The Martinsville Bulletin and was written by Ben Williams 

COLLINSVILLE-The Windmill at the Quality Inn Dutch Inn opened its doors Saturday, bringing off-track betting back to Henry County.

Roy Chambers, general manager of The Windmill, said that Saturday was a soft opening for the establishment and that a grand opening will take place later this month, possibly around St. Patrick’s Day on March 17.

The Windmill is located within the Dutch Inn where The Flying… Continue reading

Virginia Raised Sadler’s Joy Edges Virginia-Bred One Go All Go In Grade 2 Stakes March 3rd

The following appeared in The Paulick Report March 4th.

Woodslane Farm’s Sadler’s Joy went around the entire 12-horse field, bursting from last-to-first to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Mac Diarmida at Gulfstream Park. The 5-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy, ridden by Julien Leparoux for trainer Tom Albertrani, was off as the 9-5 favorite. In his first run since the Breeders’ Cup, Sadler’s Joy completed 1 3/8 miles over the firm turf in 2:12.93, besting frontrunning One Go All Go by a… Continue reading

Sadler’s Joy Begins Season In Saturday’s Grade 2 Mac Diarmida Stakes

The following appeared in bloodhorse.com on March 1st. Sadler’s Joy, a Woodslane Farm (The Plains, VA) homebred, will kick off his 2018 season at Gulfstream this Saturday March 3rd. He’ll compete in the $200,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes (Gr. 2) along with Virginia-bred One Go All Go. The race is part of a stakes filled program at Gulfstream, which plays host that day to a key Derby prep — the $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (Gr. 2). The Mac Diarmida is… Continue reading