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  1. #1
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    Default Sad day in VA-- may be the end of the Meadow, birthplace of Secretariat

    and home of Riva Ridge.

    http://www.meadoweventpark.com/pr/sfva12ch7.pdf

    The State Fair of VA has gone bankrupt and all events at the Meadow Event Park (as it's now known) are cancelled until further notice. Apparently everything is in the creditors' hands now.

    I really hope it doesn't get sold and bulldozed-- it's such an important piece of horse racing history. Years ago (when it was still an actual farm), I had the privilege of getting a private tour. It was awe inspiring for a horse crazy kid to see.

    Hopefully someone will buy it and keep it intact as a horse venue. It'd be such a shame to see it go.



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    It'll be interesting to see what this means for all the shows that were scheduled there. I know of at least the VA Arabian show and two or three other dressage shows that will probably be looking for new venues.



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    The 2012 Virginia Equine Extravaganza is returning to the Richmond International Raceway.



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    Quote Originally Posted by paintlady View Post
    The 2012 Virginia Equine Extravaganza is returning to the Richmond International Raceway.
    Yeah, I got the update on their FB page.

    While I don't mind RIR, it isn't in the nicest section of town. BUT it does mean we will be staying at a hotel Right Down The Road from Buzz & Ned's BBQ. DA BOMB!!!

    Ashame to see The Meadow going away tho. Lovely facility, so much potential.
    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.



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