NEW KENT, Va. (10/31/2023) – Eleven horses who raced at Colonial Downs, led by Fev Rover and Gina Romantica, the 1-2 finishers G1 Beverly D. on August 12, are among the 167 runners entered for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be run at Santa Anita Park on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4.

Fev Rover prevailed in the Beverly D with jockey Javier Castellano in the irons (Coady Photography).

The Mark Casse-trained Fev Rover a 3½-length victress in the Beverly D. has been installed at odds of 8-1 in the G1 $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf while Gina Romantica, from the barn of Chad Brown, runs in the G1 $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Mile with a morning line of 12-1. The Argentina-bred Didia, winner of the 2022 Old Nelson Stakes also goes in the Filly & Mare Turf for trainer Ignacio Correas IV. Both the Filly & Mare Turf and Mile are part of Saturday’s program which gets underway at 1:10 p.m. with the first Breeders’ Cup race slated for 2:30 p.m.

Gina Romantica in her win of the 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes at Keeneland (Coady Photography)

Also on Saturday, Brown has Adhamo slated to go in the G1 $4,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf. The Irish-bred finished third in G1 Arlington Million which was raced in Virginia for the first time on August 12.

Adhamo #1 with Flavien Prat riding won the $600,000 Grade I United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, NJ on Saturday July 23, 2022. (Photo By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO)

Da Hoss Stakes winner Nobals, trained by Larry Rivelli, carries the Colonial flag into the G1 $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, the eighth of the nine Championship races on Saturday. Calumet Farm’s Gear Jockey, who finished sixth in the Van Clief Stakes also runs in the Turf Sprint.

Nobals, with Gerardo Corrales up, wins the Twin Spires Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs (Photo by Skip Dickstein)

Friday spotlights the “Future Stars” of racing with a strong contingent of Colonial Downs runners starting at 2:30 p.m. The first Breeders’ Cup race is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. and kicks off the five Championship races for the best two-year olds in the world.  

The 2023 Rosie’s Stakes winner, No Nay Mets, trained by George Weaver, returns to action in the G1 $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint. Trainer Kelsey Danner has Shards, who broke her maiden here on September 7, entered as well. In 2019, the inaugural Rosie’s winner, Four Wheel Drive, went on to capture the Juvenile Turf Sprint also at Santa Anita.

No Way Mets, trained by George Weaver in a race at Gulfstream Park (Photo by Lauren King/ Gulfstream Park)

Additionally on Friday, Kitten’s Joy Stakes winner, the Graham Motion-trained Tok Tok, and a pair of maiden winners for trainer Arnaud Delacour in Air Recruit and Fulmineo, are among the 14 runners in the G1 $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.

Tok Tok, ridden by Jorge Ruiz in his win of the Kitten’s Joy Stakes at Colonial Downs (Photo by Coady Photography)

Wagering for both days of Breeders’ Cup action begins Friday and will be offered throughout Virginia at Colonial Downs in New Kent, all Rosie’s Gaming locations – Richmond, Hampton, Vinton, Collinsville, Dumfries and our newest location in Emporia – and VA-Horseplay locations at Breakers Sports Grill in Henrico and Buckets Bar & Grill in Chesapeake. If you can’t make it to one of our off-site wagering locations, betting is available online at For more information visit

About Colonial Downs
Colonial Downs Racetrack, in New Kent, Virginia, hosts live thoroughbred racing on two nationally renowned surfaces – the Secretariat Turf Course, the widest turf course in North America at 180 feet wide and on a 1 1/4-mile dirt track, second in length to only the world-famous Belmont Park. The Colonial Downs Group, which is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ Global Select Market: CHDN), also operates Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums ® in Richmond, Hampton, New Kent, Vinton, Emporia and Dumfries which offer innovative historic horseracing (HHR) gaming technology and full card simulcasting as well as Rosie’s Game Room in Collinsville, which features a limited selection of some of their best HHR titles plus full card simulcasting.