We all know newspapers are having a tough time holding their market share in the face of a soft economy and intense competition from the Internet.

Horse racing seems to be getting lost in the shuffle. The Richmond Times-Dispatch, which seems to be Colonial Downs’ home newspaper, did cover the race, but the photo shot by Dean Hoffmeyer that was published with the stroy was “short a nose” as you can see. We’re gonna blame that on some editor and not the photographer.

To read the Richmond Times Dispatch story, click here.

To read the Newport News Daily Press story, click here.

To read WAVY in Norfolk, click here.

To read coverage on the blog James River News, click here.

There was no coverage in the Washington Post, the Virginian Pilot or the Roanoke Times – three major newspapers.