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Colonial Downs Reopening

2019-03-21T09:46:26-05:00March 21st, 2019|

    Colonial Downs Reopening in August By Mary Dixon   On July 21, 2012, I drove 26 miles past Richmond, Va. to New Kent. It was Virginia Derby Day at Colonial Downs Racetrack and the parking lot was almost full. I had been interested in thoroughbred horse racing for [...]

Unfulfilled Potential

2019-03-11T10:50:34-05:00March 11th, 2019|

  Unfilled potential: 7 horses who were injured before greatness By Peter Lee   The latest controversy surrounding the deaths of 21 horses at Santa Anita reminds us how fragile horses can be.   A typical Thoroughbred weighs about 1,100 pounds, and running at 40 miles per hour, a horse [...]

Reputations and Radiographs by Kate Richards

2019-02-14T12:18:27-05:00February 14th, 2019|

  Reputations and Radiographs by Kate Richards When reading about a contentious issue or a tragedy, it is easy to think of racing’s worst-case scenarios. And about the impact of deception and the inevitable pageant of the blame. Investors model risk purchases as a normative, while sales attendees may believe [...]