Colonial Downs and Virginia Racing History

2019-09-07T12:42:25-05:00September 7th, 2019|

Since the early 18th century when horse thieves were punished by hanging, and winning purses came in the form of shillings or saddles, the competition between fast horses has been an important part of Virginia history. Courses were often quarter mile straightaways in the countryside, horses competing in heats, their [...]