Monthly Archives: September 2019

Golden Having Too Much Fun With Parisian Diva

The following appeared in The Paulick Report September 12th.

Melinda Golden of Hancock, Md., has owned horses since 1969 but has never had as much fun as she’s currently enjoying with her homebred filly Parisian Diva.

The 3-year-old West Virginia-bred by Freedom Child out of Paris Heiress, by Wildcat Heir, has won seven races from 11 starts with three seconds and a third for earnings of $191,845.

On top of that, she’s won $36,700 from the Virginia Thoroughbred Association’s Virginia-Certified… Continue reading

Rebirth Of Virginia’s Colonial Downs A ‘Feel-Good Story’

The following appeared in The Paulick Report and was written by Natalie Voss.

It’s a rarity in horse racing to find a place, be it physical or conceptual, where people can agree. It’s also unusual to hear about a track opening in 2019, which has already seen the closure of Portland Meadows and a likely mortal blow to Arlington Park. Colonial Downs, which is preparing to wrap up its first season of Thoroughbred racing since 2013 under new ownership,… Continue reading

Stakes Winners Carry Rouse Highweights In Steeplechase Stakes Sept. 7 At Colonial

Courtesy of National Steeplechase Association website; written by Don Clippinger

Stakes winners Bercasa and Wigwam Bay will carry the 155-pound highweights for Colonial Downs’ $50,000 Randolph D. Rouse Handicap for fillies and mares on Saturday.

The 2 ¼-mile Rouse Handicap attracted a field of 10 and will help to bring down the curtain on the final program of the reborn Colonial Downs meet near Richmond, Va. Kicking off the program will be a $30,000 maiden hurdle. First post time is… Continue reading

Five-Pack Of $100,000 Virginia-Bred Stakes Races Highlight Colonial Downs Closing Night Card Saturday Sept. 7

(NEW KENT, VA — 9/3/19) —-  The first season of the “Racing Revival” at Colonial Downs comes to a close Saturday night (September 7) with a stakes-laden card focusing on Virginia-bred runners. All five stakes races are to be run over the Secretariat Turf Course which has gotten rave reviews from the horsemen competing here this season. 

Three of the events are 5-1/2 furlong-dashes with the other two to be run over a mile and an eighth distance… Continue reading