Monthly Archives: September 2023


Please click on the link below to find a list of the VA Certified yearlings in the Timonium Sale.

A Pair of Timbercreek Farm’s Virginia-Certified Fillies dominate the 2023 Virginia Breeders Fund Yearling Futurity

The 22nd annual Virginia Breeders Fund Yearling Futurity was held September 5 at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds which again saw solid participation from over twenty different breeders who were competing for $40,000 in awards.

The prize money was distributed that day in each of four classes — VA-Bred/Sired yearling colts/geldings, VA-Bred/Sired yearling fillies, VA-Certified colts/geldings and VA-Certified fillies. Grooms were recognized as well with awards in each division and in the championship class. 

2023 Yearling Futurity Grand Champion… Continue reading

Shenandoah Downs Prepares to Usher In 7-Week Fall Harness Racing Season this Saturday September 16

Shenandoah Downs will open its eighth fall season of pari-mutuel harness racing on Saturday September 16 at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock and continue its 7-week “Harness the Mountain Magic” campaign through October 29. Racing will take place every Saturday and Sunday at 1 PM. The track conducted a 7-week spring meet for the first time earlier this year.

Meet highlight is the 26th running of the $640,000 (est.) Virginia Breeder’s Championships which will close out the season… Continue reading

Karamanos, Chambeau Among the Stars on Commonwealth Champions Day Sept. 2 at Colonial Downs

The best and brightest horses representing the Virginia breeding and certified program were on display September 2 in Commonwealth Champions Day at Colonial Downs. Five stakes for varying ages and over multiple distances were presented as part of a 10-race card at the New Kent track. Among the top performances were a stakes riding double for jockey Horacio Karamanos and a second stakes win of the meet for Chambeau and Determined Kingdom.

Passion Play (middle) edges Wow Whata Summer (inside)… Continue reading

Virginia Derby to Run on a Saturday This Year; Big Crowd Expected for Day of Family Fun

Lots of excitement, special features, and premier horse racing are on tap for the 20th running of the New Kent County Virginia Derby on Saturday, September 9. The nation’s top 3-year-old turf horses will compete on the widest turf course in North America. The day will be highlighted by the Grade 3, $500,000 Virginia Derby® for 3-year-olds ($200,000 more than last year). Other stakes races will include the $250,000 Woodford Reserve Virginia Oaks®, $150,000 Korbel Da Hoss Stakes, $150,000… Continue reading

Pair of 12-Horse Fields to Highlight Colonial Downs’ Commonwealth Champions Day Card Sept. 2  

Fields for five all-turf stakes — that will showcase Virginia-bred, -sired and -certified horses — are set to go this Saturday (Sept. 2) in the newly named Commonwealth Champions Day program at Colonial Downs. A total of $725,000 in purse money will be up for grabs between the five. Four of the $150,000 stakes — the Camptown, Bert Allen, Meadow Stable and Nellie Mae Cox — are open to horses in the three categories noted while the $125,000 Jamestown is for Virginia-bred/sired 2-year-olds.  … Continue reading