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Virginia Derby Day Will Highlight 2020 Stakes Schedule At Colonial Downs

Dates for the second annual thoroughbred racing season under ownership of the Colonial Downs Group are set for 2020. An 18-day campaign set over a six week period will run every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from July 23 – August 29. Post time has been moved back 30 minutes from last year, to 5:30 PM […]

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MATCH Series Expanded, Bonus Money Increased For 2020

The popular Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships Series (MATCH) has been renewed for 2020, with an expanded schedule and an increase in owner, trainer and breeder bonus money thanks to new partner racetracks, horsemen’s groups and breeder associations, the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association announced Tuesday. The Series, which returned in 2018 after a 16-year hiatus and works toward […]

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Charles Town Announces Dates, Stakes Schedule For 2020

With its 2019 racing season drawing to a close, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races finalized plans for its 2020 meet following approval of both its full, live racing calendar and stakes schedule at the West Virginia Racing Commission’s December meeting held Tuesday morning. The track’s 2020 calendar calls for a total of 173 live […]

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‘Fairytale Ending’: Bronx Beauty Brings Home MATCH Series Championship

In a thrilling finish to the 2019 MATCH Series, 2W Racing’s Bronx Beauty fought off Ms Locust Point after a long duel in the $100,000 Regret Stakes at Monmouth Park Sept. 28 and won not only her division but the overall championship, which required a tie-breaker. Bronx Beauty, trained by Anthony Margotta Jr., and Jim […]

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MATCH Series: Ms Locust Point, Bronx Beauty To Battle For Overall Championship

A filly and a mare with a combined 16 wins—all of them in the Mid-Atlantic region—and $1.05 million in earnings will decide the 2019 MATCH Series overall championship when they meet in the $100,000 Regret Stakes Sept. 28 at Monmouth Park. Both were entered in the six-furlong Regret (Filly and Mare Sprint—Dirt Division), one of […]

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Monmouth’s Four-Stakes Saturday Card Offers Carryovers In Pick 5, Jersey Shore Pick 6

Monmouth Park’s final bundled stakes card of the year this Saturday (Sept. 28) – with all four stakes races the final legs of the MATCH series – will have the added inducement of carryovers in both the Pick 5 and the Jersey Shore Pick 6. The stakes lineup for Saturday features the $100,000 Violet Stakes […]

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Maryland-Bred Laki Could Repeat In MATCH Series

Hillside Equestrian Meadows’ Laki has come a long way since his first start, when he trailed throughout and finished last of 10 at 41-1 in a $25,000 maiden-claiming race at Laurel Park in early November 2016. On Christmas Eve that year, Laki, then a 3-year-old, quickly erased his debut effort with a five-length win at […]

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MATCH Series Championship To Be Decided By Regret Stakes Showdown

The only two MATCH Series competitors with two wins each in their respective divisions are poised to have a major impact in the Sept. 28 championship round at Monmouth Park, and both have a home field advantage—they’ve been stabled at the New Jersey track all season. Monmouth will host the last of five series legs […]

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Parx Races Set Stage For MATCH Series Finale at Monmouth; Ms. Locust Points Holds Overall Points Lead

Abiding Star and Dynatail established themselves as the leaders in two divisions while Ms Locust Point and Laki maintained their divisional leads in the MATCH Series, whose four stakes helped Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa., show phenomenal growth in total pari-mutuel handle Labor Day, Sept 2, compared with the same day in 2018. Parx reported […]

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