Monthly Archives: March 2020

2020 VTA Yearling Futurity

Wednesday September 9th, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Warrenton Horse Shows Grounds, Warrenton, Virginia

2020 International Gold Cup

October 24, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Great Meadows in The Plains, Virginia

Colonial Downs Stakes Schedule Includes Stakes, Handicap Races For Virginia-Bred, Sired & Certified Horses

Dates for the second annual thoroughbred racing season under ownership of the Colonial Downs Group are set for 2020. An 18 day campaign set over a six week period will run every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from July 23 – August 29. Post time has been moved back 30 minutes from last year, to 5:30 PM (EDT). An average of $500,000 in purse monies will be distributed daily.

Virginia Derby Day will again highlight the 2020 stakes schedule. The 18th… Continue reading

Four Virginia-Breds Score Recent Wins; Three Compete In Stakes March 7

Four Virginia-bred horses reached the winners circle recently and another trio will be vying in stakes races around the country on March 7.

A pair bred by Morgan’s Ford Farm won races in late February at Fair Grounds Racecourse in New Orleans. Chess Chief, a 4-year-old Into Mischief colt, was best by 4 3/4 lengths in a $46,000 allowance optional claimer. The Dallas Stewart trainee covered the 1 1/16ths miles distance in 1:43.57. With a $314,830 bankroll from 15 starts,… Continue reading

Rappahannock Hunt Point-To-Point Kicks Off Spring Racing Action On March 7

In a sure sign that spring has arrived, Virginia’s annual Point-to-Point season kicks off this Saturday March 7 with the Rappahannock Hunt at The Hill in Boston, Virginia. Five races are on tap including the feature — a 1 1/4 miles Open Flat with a field of 14.

Rosbrian Farm has four horses entered in the feature. Top money earner of the quartet is Good And Proper with $128,663, much of which came from four wins at Gulfstream Park. Veneer… Continue reading