Colonial Downs Meet Ends With Rave Reviews

English Bee winning the signature stakes race at CLN.
(Coady Photo)

Having not attended the recently completed Colonial Downs live race meet due to a variety of reasons, it has earned rave reviews in the media. The Racing Biz provided thorough coverage that featured Colonial Downs regular Nick Hahn who wrote this article (click here). Rather than duplicate what others have done so well here is their review that includes all the relevant statistics (click here).

Here are three of the pull quotes:

 “The Virginia HBPA, on behalf of all the owners and trainers who participated in Colonial’s meet, is absolutely delighted with its outcome,” said Frank Petramalo, Executive Director of the Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association.

“On behalf of all of us at Colonial Downs, we are truly proud of our outstanding race meeting and the overwhelming response from our participating owners, trainers and jockeys and national racing media who embraced the return of Thoroughbred racing for our fans here in Virginia and across North America,” said Jill Byrne, Vice President of Racing Operations for Colonial Downs.

“We were very pleased with the way horsemen responded to our incentive program and our structural improvement to the facility,” said Allison Deluca, Colonial Downs Racing Secretary. “Establishing the highest standards in racing, coupled with a professional stabling environment for our trainers and their staffs, were our top priorities to ensure the highest quality and integrity of our product.”

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