Contest Announced to Create a Theme for Inaugural Dogwood Classic Races

November 27, 2012

NEW KENT, VA) — Now that “Dogwood Classic” has been decided as the name of the new steeplechase racing & tailgating event at Colonial Downs on April 6th, and vehicle rail spaces are being sold at, a theme for the inaugural running is needed.

The “Classic” staff is asking the “RVA” creative minds to put their thinking caps on and come up with a fun, unique and novel theme for the afternoon races that day.

Submissions will be accepted thru December 9th and the top five will go to a vote on The person who submits the winning entry will win a reserved vehicle rail space at the Dogwood Classic. Entries can be submitted via, and

The theme is incorporated into the way attendees dress that day, how the tailgate parties are decorated, the food and beverages that are served and devoured, the music played, etc. There will even be a tailgate competition that day based on how the tailgate parties carry out the chosen theme.