After indulging in stories of spilled sushi and perusing pictures of the lovely Beulah Twins (RIP Beulah), its time for the ThoroBros to focus their attention on the business of the sport. This post is the first in a series of posts about the state of the live on-track experience and a critical analysis of what we think can be done to have thoroughbred racing regain a foothold in the year-round national sporting consciousness.
Talks between Colonial Downs and the Virginia Horsemen have broken down just four days before the deadline the set by the Virginia Racing Commission for the parties to reach an agreement. While the “deadline” may be more of an attempted motivator than a “hell or high- water” cutoff, the two sides continued inability to reach a compromise increases the likelihood that Colonial Downs will be without thorobred racing this summer and fall. That is unless another group of horsemen form and answer Colonial’s offer. Continue reading Want to Run a Meet? The Colonial Downs Saga Continues