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      The Virginia Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (VHBPA) is a non-profit membership organization that represents thoroughbred owners and trainers who race at Colonial Downs. The VHBPA negotiates with the management and ownership of Colonial for race days, dates, and purses, and also provides educational, recreational, health, counseling, and religious programs for back stretch workers.   

     There will be no racing this summer at Colonial Downs because of a contract dispute between the VHBPA and Colonial Downs. The track wanted to race 6 days over 2 weeks. The VHBPA wanted 24 days over 8 weeks. 

     We have arranged to run five of our regular Va. bred stakes races at Laurel Park in Maryland on September 13th. Nominations (no fee) close on September 4, 2014. For further information CLICK HERE.





VHBPA Board of Directors.

The next  Board meeting is Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 1:45 p.m. in the VHBPA's office in Warrenton.

Virginia Racing Commission Meeting.

There is no currently scheduled meeting.

Message Board:   

Looking for trainers, lay-ups, or stabling in Virginia with access to Colonial Downs, Charles Town, Penn National, Philadelphia Park, Laurel, Pimlico, and Delaware Park? Contact::

    www.thecarouselstable.com (Diana McClure)

    www.hartfarmva.com (Susan Hart)

    www.eaglepointfarm.com (Karen Godsey)

    Susan Cooney, cooneyrace@aol.com

    Stephanie Nixon, prayermeeting@aol.com

    The Middleburg Training Center (John Hanna,


Looking for a trainer going from Colonial to Maryland at the end of the meet? Dorothy Worton is seeking new clients. Call: 757-617-9364.

Interested in retirement programs for race horses? If so, click here.


















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