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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

KEENELAND UPCOMING SALES
Watch for these Virginia connections that sell Wednesday!
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Hip 2789

A Macho Uno colt out of Tripped bred by Smitten Farm
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Hip 2830

Fox Ridge Farm’s After Market colt out of Arch Lady

Monday, September 16, 2013

KEENELAND UPCOMING SALES
Watch for these Virginia connections that are coming up for sale soon!
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Hip 2052
Smitten Farm’s Flatter colt sells later today
at Keeneland
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Hip 2353
Virginia foaled Scat Daddy colt sells with
St. George Sales on Tuesday
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Hip 2371
Brookdale Sales will sell this Harlan’s Holiday filly
for Lazy Lanes Farms, LLC on Tuesday

Monday, September 9, 2013

BOOK ONE
Virginia Breds at Keeneland 
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Larry Johnson’s Street Sense filly out of

HIP 313HIP 313
Audley Farm Equine, LLC’s Arch colt out
of Pink Champagne by Awesome Again
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Larry Johnson’s Malibu Moon filly from
the family of Strike the Moon
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Congrats colt bred by Morgan’s Ford Farm

September 6 Weekly Update

FUTURITY UPDATE
Virginia Breeders Fund Yearling Futurity Results   The VTA hosted the thirteenth annual Virginia Breeders Fund $15,000 Yearling Futurity on Saturday at the Warrenton Horse Show. Judged by Fasig Tipton luminary (and Virginian) Bill Graves, the Futurity also included ringside commentary by Virgina horsewoman Susie Hart and a seminar hosted by Mr. Graves.

 

After a VTA breakfast of coffee and bagels, a good crowd gathered ringside during the futurity to hear Susie’s commentary. She pointed out… Continue reading

The Turf Ten

By Nick Hahn!

Nick’s picks for the top ten three year old horses in North America with at least one start on the turf in 2013 and perhaps with an inclination of running in the $500,000 Virginia Derby (G2) at Colonial Downs on July 13th.
1. NOBLE TUNE – Solid run in the American Turf over Derby weekend places Chad Brown’s colt by Unbridled Song atop the Turf Ten. The Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Turf runner up has 4… Continue reading

Nick’s picks

General_Election_615_X_400_origBy Nick Hahn
Nick’s picks for the top ten three year old horses in North America with at least one start on the turf in 2013 and perhaps with an inclination of running in the $500,000 Virginia Derby (G2) at Colonial Downs on July 13th.
1. NOBLE TUNE – Solid run in the American Turf over Derby weekend places Chad Brown’s colt by Unbridled Song atop the Turf Ten. The Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Turf runner up has 4… Continue reading

July 10 Weekly Update

The Virginia Horse Industry Board and the Virginia Breeders Fund presented the 2012 Virginia Breeders’ Awards on Saturday night in a special program at Colonial Downs that included five state-bred stakes races. Presentations in eleven categories followed each race and culminated in the crowning of Bodemeister as the M. Tyson Gilpin Horse of the Year and the Champion Virginia-bred Three-Year-Old Colt.

Audley Farm, breeders of Bodemeister, also accepted the awards for Leading Virginia Breeder and Champion Virginia Broodmare. Audley-breds won… Continue reading

July 3, 2013 Colonial Downs Update

Thursday, June 20 Race night on June 20 opened with a $30,000 Virginia-restricted MSW contest. Continue reading

Virginia Bred Winners

Bay Button Bill (g, 8yo), Ball’s Bluff – Magic Dot by Dancing Count. B – Virginia Tech Foundation Inc. Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, 5/24/2013, clmg, $6,820, 4.5 f, 0:52.71.

Big Dividend (g, 4yo), Whywhywhy – Head Start Joanie by Royal Academy. B – Mr. & Mrs. Sidney B. Cox Jr. Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, 5/23/2013, clmg, $9,600, 6.5 f, 1:20.18.
Excessiveness (f, 3yo), Exchange Rate – Vicki Vallencourt by Regal Classic. B –… Continue reading

CLN PREPARING FOR 17TH LIVE MEET OPENING JUNE 8TH

(NEW KENT, VA—5/15/13) Colonial Downs will open its 17th season of pari-mutuel thoroughbred racing on Saturday June 8th, and the barn area will be nearly full according to Director of Racing Tyler Picklesimer. The barn area will open two weeks in advance, on Saturday May 25th, and the track will open for training that same day. 

Top returning trainers include Ferris Allen with 30-plus head, Ham Smith with 20-plus, and Hugh McMahon, last year’s leading conditioner,… Continue reading