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Fear of a Charming Kitten

Originally published at ThoroFan Handicapper’s Corner Saturday’s $500,000 Grade II Virginia Derby starts at 8:12PM, meaning Colonial Downs improved their track lighting system to a degree they can hold turf races during twilight hours. It also means the early evening thunder … Continue reading

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Lowdown on Colonial Downs Colonial Turf Cup

Originally published at ThoroFan Handicapper’s Corner. The only Thoroughbred racetrack in the Commonwealth of Virginia is Colonial Downs, conveniently located off Interstate 64 (or rather inconvenient, if you happen to live in Northern Virginia) between Richmond and Williamsburg. Colonial Downs … Continue reading

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Virginia Derby Preview

Colonial Downs – Race 9 – Grade II Virginia Derby ($600K) – 1 and 1/4 miles (turf) – 8:38 post time I did a longer write-up on Saturday’s Virginia Derby over at the ThoroFan site. You can read it here. Summary: … Continue reading

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Weekend Graded Stakes Preview

While Belmont Park and Hollywood Park have graded stakes as usual this weekend, perhaps the most interesting races will take place in the mid-atlantic at Colonial Downs and Delaware Park. Here’s the weekend rundown: Belmont Park G.2 Jaipur Stakes ($100K … Continue reading

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Colonial Downs Opening Day 2011

With 7 to 8 turf races a day and large evenly matched fields, Colonial Downs is a handicapper’s dream and their 33-day meet begins tomorrow (Wednesday, June 6th). This year’s meet runs from June 6th to July 31st with live racing … Continue reading

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