Colonial Downs Cancels Wednesday Racing Program After 3rd Race Due to Storms and Power Outage

June 26, 2013

(NEW KENT, VA) — Colonial Downs cancelled its thoroughbred racing program after the third race Wednesday when an intense thunderstorm rolled thru the New Kent area and resulted in a power outage. An eight race card had been scheduled.

Racing will resume Thursday with first post beginning at 6 PM. Horacio Karamanos, Colonial’s all time leading jockey, was scheduled to make his 10,000th start in Wednesday’s sixth race. He had 9,996 career mounts entering the rain shortened card and earned a pair of third place finishes in the second and third race. Two short of the landmark number, Karamanos has three rides Thursday and should make number 10,000 in the sixth race. He has won 1,600 career races and his horses have earned $35,651,257.