Before we launch into another diatribe about what’s wrong with racing, we thought if wise to update everybody on the status of the 2010 live race meet after last Wednesday’s Virginia Racing Commission meeting.
The decision on live racing days was pushed back to the January meeting as both parties report being very close to a three year contract (between Colonial Downs and the Virginia H.B.P.A.) which will provide approximately 40 days of live Thoroughbred racing per year through 2012.
The parties met privately following the VRC meeting and are reported to be making progress.
While we mentioned it last week, it seems logical to do so again. The contribution made to the Breeders Fund in 2010 by the five licensed ADW companies is projected at $400,000.
That's right -- $400,000, and that is an increase of a little more than 33 per cent.
And that should give Virginia breeders a little bit of holiday cheer...