COLONIAL DOWNS SURRENDERS RACING LICENSE:
The owner of Colonial Downs in Virginia surrendered the track’s racing license on October 14th at a meeting of the Virginia Racing Commission and said the track and its seven off-track betting parlors would close as of Nov. 1. The Daily Racing Form has the scoop @ www.drf.com
Sign the petition to keep the Downs open : via Colonial Downs Race Track: In less than two days, we’ve already got almost 1,200 signatures on the petition to help keep horse racing alive at Colonial Downs! Thanks to everyone who has signed and shared with their friends. Please continue to spread the word about this. https://www.change.org
FEATURED CAPPERS THIS WEEK—KEENELAND MEET!
October 3rd thru the 25th is the greatly anticipated fall meet at KEENELAND RACECOURSE. Opening weekend features 9 graded stakes with purses totaling over $3 Million. Mike Battaglia, Katie Mikolay Gensler, Tom Leach, Jeremy Plonk and Kim Nelson offer their insights to your best ROI playing the 17 stakes to race across the Keeneland course. Get your picks here: www.keeneland.com.
SUFFOLK DOWNS OFFICIALS DETAIL SHUT DOWN PLANS:
Boston Globe writer Eric Moskowitz covers the latest news of the closing of Massachusetts flat track SUFFOLK DOWNS. www.bostonglobe.com
Follow up to the minute posts on @ SUFFOLK DOWNS on FACEBOOK
FEATURED CAPPER OF THE WEEK—JILL BYRNES!
As Director of Programming and official handicapper at Churchill Downs, Jill Byrnes is also a contributor to HRTV, Pursuit of the Crown and Pursuit of the Cup, along with her on-air skills and top-notch racing analysis. She’s been an accomplished horsewoman, once involved in the campaign of Awesome Again. www.churchilldowns.com.