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Memories of Andy Griffith’s “Football” – Fireworks and Fast Horses at Colonial Downs on 4th of July

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Memories of Andy Griffith’s “Football” – Fireworks and Fast Horses at Colonial Downs on 4th of July

Posted on 03 July 2012 by Gary Quill

Happy Independence Day! For a day that seems to revolve around what to cook on the grill, please take a moment to be thankful that our forefathers had the courage to declare this great country’s independence 236 years ago today.

On July 3rd the entertainment industry lost an icon, Andy Griffith. Upon hearing of his death, most likely those under the age of 25 thought, “Who?!”. If you are between the ages of 26 and 45, your knowledge of Andy Griffith is from the legal drama show Matlock. While anyone over 45 certainly has fond memories of watching The Andy Griffith Show. I fall into the latter, but my favorite memory of Andy Griffith was a stand-up comedy act he performed called, “What It Was Was Football”. Turn up your volume and enjoy…

Recalling that the Sunday card at Colonial Downs was cancelled due to the extreme heat and aftermath of a power outage Saturday night which cancelled race 5 thru 10, here’s the recap of selections from Saturday, June 30th for the four races that were run had 2 winners (0 Top Selections; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-offs being $2.60 (1st race) and $7.80 (2nd). The BEST BET of the Day (14 5-2-0) was scheduled to run in the 6th race, but races were cancelled from the 5th race on. The LONGSHOT PICK (14 0-3-3) ran in the 1st race, if you want to call finishing 6th by 38 lengths “running”, more like “walking”.

Selections for Wednesday evening, July 4th at Colonial Downs are below. Selections posted were handicapped based on making multi-race wagers such as DOUBLE’s, Pick-3’s and Pick-4’s using all three (3) listed for each race in each leg. Please note: Special Independence Day 1st race post is 5:00pm EDT.

1st race –$5,000 Claiming for 3 y.o. & up – 1 mile on Turf
#5 – Operative Assets (6-1)
#1 – New York Holiday (12-1)
#8 – Cryin’ Ryan (5-2)

2nd race – $7,500 Claiming NW2L for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 1 mile on Turf
#9 – Grace Alley (6-1) $$$ LONGSHOT PICK $$$
#3 – Queen Of Legends (4-1)
#5 – My Queen (9-5)

3rd race –$5,000 Maiden Claiming for 3 y.o. & up – 1 mile on Turf
#5 – Run Jac Run (7-2)
#8 – Yeaah (10-1)
#6 – Work It Out (9-2)

4th race – $5,000 Claiming for 3 y.o. & up – 5½ furlongs on Turf
#4 – Pavoratti’s Soul (9-2)
#7 – Hesagoldmine (5-2)
#3 – Show Us Ryan (3-1)

5th race – $23,000 Maidens for 3 y.o. & up – 5½ furlongs on Turf
#3 – Avarice (2-1)
#4 – Old Troubador (8-1)
#14 – Journalism (12-1)

6th race – $50,000 Chesapeake Stakes for 3 y.o. & up – 6 furlongs on Dirt
#3 – Guam Typhoon (2-5)
#4 – Broad Rule (8-1)
#6 – Malibu Kid (2-1)

7th race – $5,000 Claiming NW3L for 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 miles on Turf
#6 – Castle Victory (7-2) *** BEST BET ***
#4 – Diana’s Vendetta (5-2)
#1 – Definite Humor (20-1)

8th race – $23,000 Allowance NW2L for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 5½ furlongs on Turf
#7 – Queen Chatanika (6-1)
#5 – Embracing Heart (2-1)
#3 – Heaven Knows What (8-5)

9th race – $50,000 Punch Line Stakes for VA Bred 3 y.o. & up – 5 furlongs on Turf
#3 – Jake Rattle N Roll (3-1)
#1 – Giant Patriot (15-1)
#4 – Valter (20-1)

10th race – $5,000 Claiming N1Y for 3 y.o. & up – 1 mile on Turf
#9 – Hound (4-5)
#4 – We Hope (8-1)
#6 – Hay Prince (6-1)

GOOD LUCK!

Enjoy your Summer evenings following the night races at Colonial Downs and maybe even plan a trip there, it’s a short drive from Virginia Beach.

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