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  1. Virginia Derby, Colonial Downs, turf course, Nicanor, full brothe...

    Marty McGee

    The field for the Grade 2 Virginia Derby is about as deep and interesting as the Colonial Downs turf course is lush and wide.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2009
  2. Virginia Derby: Sailor's Cap goes for leg No. 2 of 'Slam'

    Marty McGee

    Barry Irwin is not about to look past Saturday. Irwin said he and "12, maybe 15" of his partners will travel to Virginia to watch the latest Team Valor International star compete in the Virginia Derby, the annual highlight of the Colonial Downs meet.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2008
  3. Circular Quay to make turf debut

    Marty McGee

    A full and competitive field befitting a $1 million purse has been entered for Saturday's Virginia Derby, the Grade 2 turf race that anchors the richest program of the Colonial Downs meet.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2007
  4. Virginia Oaks: Check the Label prevails

    Marty McGee

    Check the Label ($3.20) overcame a sluggish start and a spot of traffic when proving tons the best in notching her third straight graded stakes victory in the Grade 3, $150,000 Virginia Oaks.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2010
  5. Paddy O'Prado rolls in Virginia Derby

    Marty McGee

    Paddy O'Prado flaunted his superiority when bursting through a couple of tight spots and drawing off to victory Saturday in the 14th running of the Grade 2, $600,000 Virginia Derby at Colonial Downs in New Kent, Va.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2010
  6. Winning Colors: Dubai Majesty makes it look easy

    Marty McGee

    Dubai Majesty easily defended her title Monday in the Winning Colors Stakes at Churchill Downs, gliding past favored Hot Dixie Chick approaching the eighth pole en route to a 4 1/2-length triumph in the seventh running of the Grade 3, $100,000 race.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2010
  7. Battle of Hastings, Colonial Downs, Virginia Derby, Mike House, J...

    Marty McGee

    Battle of Hastings pinned another agonizing defeat on Straight Story when getting up in the final jumps to post a head triumph Saturday in the Grade 2, $750,000 Virginia Derby at Colonial Downs.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2009
  8. Colonial Cup, Colonial Downs, Virginia Derby, Battle of Hastings,...

    Marty McGee

    The defection of Nicanor has robbed the Virginia Derby of some of its starpower, but the field for the Grade 2 turf race set for Saturday at Colonial Downs nonetheless remains deep and interesting.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2009
  9. Virginia Oaks, Shared Account, Graham Motion, Kevin Plank, Fast T...

    Marty McGee

    The strength of the Virginia Oaks field appears to be assigned to the outside post positions. Farthest out is the filly who looks as good as any: Shared Account.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2009
  10. Colonial Turf Cup, Battle of Hastings, horse racing, horse, Colon...

    Marty McGee

    Battle of Hastings got a terrific trip from just off the pace and was pushed to the limit when holding off a game Straight Story to post a head victory Saturday in the Grade 2, $500,000 Colonial Turf Cup at Colonial Downs in New Kent, Va.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2009
  11. One from West looks best in Colonial Turf Cup, Colonial Downs, ho...

    Marty McGee

    All was not completely lost during the trip Jeff Mullins made to Churchill Downs this spring.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2009
  12. Julia Tuttle defends home turf in Virginia Oaks

    Marty McGee

    At age 57, Ferris Allen still plays competitive baseball in age-restricted leagues in Maryland, so he knows all about the concept of home field.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2008
  13. Circular Quay goes for the green

    Marty McGee

    Circular Quay, the Thunder Gulch colt who tried two-thirds of the Triple Crown series and will be racing on grass for the first time in Saturday's $1 million Virginia Derby.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2007
  14. Seek Gold pulls $185 shocker

    Marty McGee

    The upset that Colonial Colony pulled two years ago in the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs - well, that was nothing compared to what transpired Saturday in the 25th running of the Grade 1 race.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2006
  15. Colonial Colony pulls upset in Stephen Foster

    Marty McGee

    Colonial Colony, a 63-1 long shot, edged 3-2 favorite Southern Image by a nose at the wire to win Saturday's $750,000 Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap for 3-year-olds and up at Churchill Downs.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2004
  16. Colonial Glitter romps in Bourbonette

    Marty McGee

    At Turfway Park, there are two days a year when the quality of racing far exceeds the everyday fare: Spiral Stakes Day in the spring, and Kentucky Cup Day in the fall. Each program consists of at least five stakes, with nary a claiming race to be found.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2002