Colonial Downs Opens Fifth Gaming Location

TDN Friday, January 8, 2021 at 10:30 am — Colonial Downs Group has opened a fifth Rosie’s Gaming Emporium offering historic horseracing (HHR) gaming technology and full-card simulcasting. The new Rosie’s is located in Dumfries, Va., and features 150 slots-like gaming machines and simulcasts, as well as a restaurant and bar. At the ceremonial ribbon cutting, […]

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2020 Year End Economic Indicators

Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators: Year-End 2020 YTD 2020 vs. YTD 2019 Indicator YTD 2020 YTD 2019 % Change Wagering on U.S. Races* $10,925,226,444 $11,033,824,363 -0.98% U.S. Purses $869,774,080 $1,167,920,667 -25.53% U.S. Race Days 3,302 4,425 -25.38% U.S. Races 27,700 36,207 -23.50% U.S. Starts 220,006 272,553 -19.28% Average Field Size 7.94 7.53 +5.51% Average Wagering Per […]

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VA-Bred Boldor wins Sam’s Town Stakes

Press release from Paulick Report 01/04/2021 — Delta Downs hosted the $60,000 Sam’s Town Stakes on Monday afternoon and it was the Steve Asmussen trainee Boldor who proved best in the five-furlong affair for sprinters. Boldor used a last-to-first move in the homestretch under jockey Joel Dominguez to snare the win. Breaking from post six […]

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Happy New Year 2021

So long 2020, worst year ever! See below…

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VTA Stallion Auction Scheduled for February 10, 2021

Check the VTA website for more info and details.

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Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Act Passes as Part of COVID-19 Package

Thoroughbred Daily News — Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 8:50 am — Included in a year-end government funding bill that included a $900-billion COVID-19 relief package, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act was passed by the House of Representatives and Congress Monday night. The bill is expected to be signed into law shortly by President Donald […]

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Colonial Downs 2021 Race Dates Approved

Thoroughbred Daily News, Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 1:10 pm — Dates for the 2021 Thoroughbred racing season at Colonial Downs were approved Wednesday by the Virginia Racing Commission at its quarterly meeting, which was held virtually. The seven-week campaign will run from July 19 to Sept. 1 with racing scheduled every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. […]

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