Monthly Archives: July 2020

Training Begins at Colonial Downs Ahead of 18 Day Season That Kicks Off July 27

Opening day for training at Colonial featured a combination of sun, clouds… Continue reading

Colonial Downs Team Member Brings Youthful Passion To The New Kent Race Office

Marsha Hudgins Brings Business Background To New Racing Commissioner Role

The VRC’s mission is to promote, sustain, grow and control a native horse racing industry with pari-mutuel wagering by prescribing regulations and conditions that command and promote excellence and complete honesty and integrity in racing and wagering.

Hudgins originally questioned whether she… Continue reading

Colonial Downs To Open 2020 Thoroughbred Meet On July 27 With Limited Spectator Attendance

New Monday thru Wednesday Evening Schedule 

 Stall demand exceeds supply 

NEW KENT, Va. (July 3, 2020) – Officials of Colonial Downs Group, a subsidiary of Peninsula Pacific Entertainment, today announced that its 2020 Thoroughbred meeting would begin on Monday, July 27, with provisions for a limited number of spectators in attendance … Continue reading

Samantha Randazzo Is Well Prepared For Safety Compliance Officer Role at Colonial Downs 

When the stable area at Colonial Downs Racetrack opens July 13, Samantha Randazzo will begin her first stint as a Safety Compliance Officer, a job that is part of the new Mid-Atlantic Strategic Plan to reduce equine fatalities. Her “Best Practices” position focuses on 23 different responsibilities to ensure all activities and practices that involve the training and racing of horses at the track meet required safety standards and regulatory guidelines.

Among her duties, she will monitor daily activities in… Continue reading

Virginia Yearling Futurity Set For September 9; Rick Abbott Named Judge

The annual 2020 Virginia Breeders Yearling Futurity will be held Wednesday September 9 at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds from 9 AM – 1 PM. A total of $22,500 in awards will be on the line. Even though Labor Day weekend’s Warrenton Horse Show has been cancelled, the Futurity is still a go. The event is sponsored by the Virginia Thoroughbred Association and Virginia Breeders Fund.

The judge for this year’s competition is Rick Abbott, a former long time… Continue reading