COLONIAL DOWNS SALE ON HOLD

From Blood-Horse: Steven Roark, president of Jacobs Enterntainment, in a March 28 telephone interview said any potential sale of Colonial Downs and nine related off-track wagering outlets was on hold for now, and the company’s operation of the track was “business as usual.”

“Right now we are getting ready for the (July 19) Virginia Derby (gr. II) and the 2008 meet,” Roark said of the 45-day meet scheduled to run June 9- Aug. 6. “I mean if somebody came in and said, I will give you ‘dollar-sign blank’ for the racetrack, we might entertain that. I mean, everything is for sale. But right now, it’s business as usual.”