Two Middleburg Training Center Grads Reach the Winners Circle at Colonial Downs

The Colonial Downs thoroughbred race meet may have ended prematurely on August 10 due to Covid-related issues, but it was great to see a couple two-year-old colts who were raised and broken at the newly renovated Middleburg Training Center reach the winners circle in New Kent.

Congratulations to Guillaume and Palio — both owned by David Ross — who spent their Virginia residency periods at Ballyerin Racing at Middleburg. These race photos of the pair are courtesy of by Coady Photography.

Jockey Trevor McCarthy guides David Ross’s Guillaume to victory. 

Trevor McCarthy is shown with Palio, winner of a $40,000 Virginia-restricted 2-year-old maiden race.

Thanks to Virginia businessman Chuck Kuhn and his son Steve — and their investment of several million dollars — the Middleburg Training Center is once again a premier stabling destination for horsemen.  Kuhn, who is the founder of JK Moving Services in Sterling, Virginia, bought the property several years ago and kept its valuable 149-acres as an equine center instead of letting it get in the hands of developers. Renovations were completed this spring. Photographer Joanne Maisano took some pictures of the finished product in early August.