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Colonial Downs to close thoroughbred track Nov. 1

he owner of Colonial Downs has surrendered his license to operate Virginia's only thoroughbred race track and says he'll close the turf oval on Nov. 1.

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 03:17pm EDT

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No Triple Crown: Oxbow upsets Orb at Preakness

Sunday - 05/19/2013, 02:12pm EDT

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Fiftyshadesofhay wins Black-Eyed Susan

Take a Hall of Fame trainer, add the winning jockey in the Kentucky Derby and mix them both with a talented filly. The result Friday was a thrilling victory for Fiftyshadesofhay in the $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Friday.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 08:44pm EDT

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Paul Hornung looks to score Preakness win

Former Green Bay Packers great Paul Hornung is looking to pull an upset in the Preakness with his 3-year-old colt Titletown Five.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 05:14pm EDT

Tags: preakness, Green Bay Packers

Fillies take center stage in Black-Eyed Susan

A Hall of Fame trainer and the winning jockey in the Kentucky Derby will join forces Friday in the Black-Eyed Susan, a Grade 2 race for 3-year-old fillies at Pimlico Race Course.

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 04:36pm EDT

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Govenor Charlie makes 9 in the Preakness

Govenor Charlie brought the final tally to eight challengers facing Kentucky Derby winner Orb in the Preakness on Saturday.

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 04:30pm EDT

Tags: preakness, Triple Crown,

Derby winner Orb stays on track for the Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner Orb remains on track for the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, when a win would set the stage for a Triple Crown try three weeks later in the Belmont Stakes.

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 04:04pm EDT

Tags: preakness, Triple Crown, orb

O'Neill hopes Goldencents finishes in money

The first Preakness entrant to arrive was O'Neill's Goldencents, who finished 17th in the Derby. The buzz wasn't there, and Doug O'Neill understands why: Instead of having the horse to beat, he's one of many in the field shooting for Kentucky Derby winner Orb.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 04:16pm EDT

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Virginia Gold Cup debuts self-service betting system (Video)

Forget the fancy hats, elegant horses and Jack Russell Terriers that will be on display this weekend at the 88th Virginia Gold Cup. Parimutuel betting, in which people put their money into a collective pool, is the real star of this year's festivities, the organizers say.

Saturday - 05/04/2013, 06:47pm EDT

Tags: Virginia Gold Cup, Fauquier County, Parimutuel betting, alicia lozano, Kristi King, Vicki Bendure, The Plains

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