Monthly Archives: February 2022

Churchill Downs to Acquire Colonial Downs, Casinos in $2.4B Deal

Colonial Downs and its authorized parlors can add further gaming devices.

Churchill Downs Inc. announced Feb. 22 that it had entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Peninsula Pacific Entertainment, a series of gaming properties that includes Colonial Downs in Virginia.

The transaction is for total consideration of $2.485 billion, according to a release from CDI.

Besides Colonial Downs, the properties involved in the deal include del Lago Resort… Continue reading

Virginia Businessman David Ross’s Extravagant Kid Retired From Racing at Age 9

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Captured 2021 Group 1, $1 Million Al Quoz Stakes in Dubai

Extravagant Kid, owned by Virginia businessman and Colonial Downs’ all-time leading owner David Ross, has been retired from racing at the age of 9.

The Kiss the Kid gelding finished his brilliant career with $1,704,683 in purse earnings from 54 starts which includes 15 wins, 18 runner-up finishes and 7 thirds. Ross claimed the horse four years ago and has earned about $1.5 million of that purse money… Continue reading

2022 Rappahannock Point-to-Point

The 2022 Rappahannock Point-to-Point will be held March 5 in Boston.

Virginia-Certified Horses Score 10 Wins at Laurel in Feb. 10-13 Race Week

Congratulations to 10 different Virginia-Certified horses that won a race at Laurel Park the race week of February 10-13 alone — yes, 10 in one week! 

Leading the group was 4-year-old filly Proper Attire, who was best in a $67,392 allowance optional claimer February 10 which she won in gate-to-wire fashion. The daughter of Imagining won her second straight race — both in 2022 — and overall, has 6 wins from 15 races with earnings of $198,077. In 2021, she put together… Continue reading

2022 Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point

The 2022 Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point will be held March 19 in Warrenton.

2022 Piedmont Foxhounds Point-to-Point

The 2022 Piedmont Foxhounds Point-to-Point will be held March 26 at Upperville.

2022 Orange County Point-to-Point

The 2022 Orange County Point-to-Point will be held April 9 in Middleburg.

2022 Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point

The 2022 Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point will be held April 9 in Ben Venue.

2022 Blue Ridge Point-to-Point

The 2022 Blue Ridge Point-to-Point will be held April 17 in Berryville.

2022 Middleburg Spring Races

The 2022 Middleburg Spring Races will be held April 23 in Glenwood Park.