first rainfall of the summer thoroughbred racing season took races off of the
turf and onto a sloppy dirt track after race 5 on Monday’s card at Colonial
After moving off of the turf
there were fascinating performances in the dirt. Colonial Downs’
leading jockey Rosemary Homeister, Jr. rode atop H. Graham Motion trained Bum
Bum in race 6 and set the pace in the four path and lasted under a final drive
to win by a head. In the seventh race,
jockey Christian Olmo prevailed after a slow start atop the favored Secret
Style, trained by Richard Hendriks, and closed strongly on the far outside in a
2 ½ length win.
The 8th race
brought an incredible duel between Will’s Hill, ridden by Geovany Garcia, and
Red Victory, ridden by Homeister. Red
Victory set the pace from the start through the final turn when Will’s Hill
swung out sharply in the upper stretch to win by 2 ¼ ahead of Red Victory.
In the final race, favorite
Cortez the Killer crushed the competition.
Ridden by Tadious Simpson, the Kentucky
bred led from halfway into a demanding 15 length win.
presents a nine-race card on Tuesday, June 29.
First post time is 4:00 PM.