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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Newswriter — In a Q and A session with Old Dominion Horseracing News, Jeb Hannum, Executive of the Virginia Equine Alliance, is concerned whether or not the 2020 Colonial Downs race meet will go forward. Said Hannum:

“Sadly, each day it seems to get a little bit worse for the racing industry and other equine events. The steeplechase community is trying very hard to have a series of races in the late spring but even now that is in jeopardy.

“In regards to flat racing at Colonial, the issue now is that the OTB’s are closed so the revenue that we were counting on for purses is not accumulating the way we had originally planned.

“The harness meet in Woodstock is scheduled to start in September so I hope we’re far enough out that it will not be affected.”

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