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Virginia track set to open 15-date meet Aug. 8 with regular jumps races included. By BloodHorse Staff Yesterday, 11:20 PM Steeplechase racing, a longtime Virginia tradition, will be a regular feature at Colonial Downs when the New Kent County track presents its inaugural meet under new ownership and management this summer, the National Steeplechase Association and […]

by Edited Press Release | 03.05.2019 | 11:51am The Colonial Downs Group today announced that it has tapped Allison De Luca to serve as racing secretary. De Luca comes to Colonial Downs Group from Tampa Bay Downs in Tampa, Fla., where she has served as racing secretary since 2006. A graduate of the Race Track Industry Program […]

By: WAVY Web Staff Posted: Mar 04, 2019 01:26 PM EST Updated: Mar 05, 2019 12:43 AM EST RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — Officials are providing a first look at the progress made on the revamped Colonial Downs and a betting facility in New Kent County. Since breaking ground, the $300 million project is quickly taking shape. It’s resulted […]

NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. – After years of sitting vacant, there are once again signs of life at Colonial Downs. Colonial Downs Group has already spent $150 million in Virginia as of this month as it looks to reestablish Colonial Downs Racetrack in New Kent County and establish a series of Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums. News […]

Horses will begin racing down the track this August and Rosie’s Gaming Emporium is set to open this Spring. Author: Adriana De Alba Published: 6:09 PM EST March 4, 2019 Updated: 6:34 PM EST March 4, 2019 NEW KENT, Va. — It has been nearly six years since horses last raced through the finish line at Colonial Downs. […]

By Enzo Domingo | March 4, 2019 at 6:56 PM EST – Updated March 4 at 6:56 PM RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – You won’t have to go out of state anymore to experience a day at the races. Colonial Downs will be opening its doors once again in just a few weeks. “This is who we are, and […]

by Nick Hahn | Feb 21, 2019 | Breaking, Business, Top Stories, Virginia, Virginia Business With a clean break out of the starting gate, the new ownership of Colonial Downs is aiming to get Virginia racing back to the winner’s circle – and soon. Colonial Downs reviewed upcoming milestones to commissioners at the Virginia Racing Commission meeting on February 14. Live thoroughbred racing is […]

Each agreed to a $15 per start pledge during the upcoming Colonial Downs meet. TAA Press Release | Release Date: February 13, 2019 Colonial Downs and the Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association have each pledged $15 per start at the upcoming Colonial Downs meet to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The Virginia race track has […]

By Ashley Luck aluck@tidewaterreview.com Colonial Downs is moving full steam ahead on renovating the facility and hiring staff ahead of Rosie’s Gaming Emporium opening in April and the return of live thoroughbred horse racing in August. The Rosie’s at the New Kent facility is projected to open April 18 and the Colonial Downs group will have […]

“Rosie’s” can feature up to 700 historical horse racing machines By: Brett Hall |  Brian Reese HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — The Hampton City Council has given the go-ahead for a new gambling operation that is the closest thing to a casino that Hampton Roads has ever seen. Council unanimously voted Wednesday night to issue an operating permit […]

Live Thoroughbred Horse Racing Returning to New Kent County on August 8, 2019 Richmond, VA – December 13, 2018 – Colonial Downs Group is pleased to announce licensing today by the Virginia Racing Commission to return live racing to the Commonwealth along with approval to open a 600-unit historic horse racing (HHR) operation in New […]

POSTED 3:42 PM, NOVEMBER 14, 2018, BY JAKE BURNS AND WEB STAFF, UPDATED AT 05:51PM, NOVEMBER 14, 2018 RICHMOND, Va. — A new betting parlor is coming to South Richmond. The company that plans to reopen Colonial Downs racetrack in New Kent will open Rosie’s Gaming Emporium — an off-track betting center — where a now-shuttered Kmart sits along […]

By GRAHAM MOOMAW Richmond Times-Dispatch Nov 14, 2018 There was no dirt to shovel in the asphalt expanse of the former Kmart parking lot, so representatives from Colonial Downs and the city of Richmond did the next best thing. They unfurled a “Coming Soon” banner outside the former big-box store off Midlothian Turnpike on Wednesday […]

By GRAHAM MOOMAW Richmond Times-Dispatch There was no dirt to shovel in the asphalt expanse of the former Kmart parking lot, so representatives from Colonial Downs and the city of Richmond did the next best thing. They unfurled a “Coming Soon” banner outside the former big-box store off Midlothian Turnpike on Wednesday to herald the […]

By: Tara BozickContact Reporter Daily Press The new Colonial Downs Group is planning a satellite wagering facility called Rosie’s in the Power Plant of Hampton Roads shopping area of Hampton, a spokesman confirmed. “We’re very eager to get started and to get going,” Colonial Downs Group spokesman Mark Hubbard said. The group submitted a use […]

Monday, October 8, 2018 at 5:03 pm | Back to: Shared News, Today’s Edition Updated: October 8, 2018 at 9:26 pm By T. D. Thornton When Colonial Downs reopens for 15 days of live Thoroughbred racing in 2019 for the first time in six years, its race meet will occupy a new slot on the calendar different from the […]

By MARK ROBINSON Richmond Times-Dispatch With a go-ahead from Richmond City Council likely Monday, Midlothian Turnpike could soon be the home of an off-track betting parlor. The council appears poised to approve a resolution expressing its support for the owners of Colonial Downs to spend $41 million on a new facility at 6807 Midlothian Turnpike […]

By Ashley Luck aluck@tidewaterreview.com SEPTEMBER 25, 2018, 9:40AM | RICHMOND Colonial Downs is one step closer to bringing an off-track betting facility to South Richmond. On Monday, Richmond City Council approved a resolution in support of the proposal to turn a former Kmart into a historical horse racing wagering site. Revolutionary Racing, owners of Colonial […]

By GRAHAM MOOMAW Richmond Times-Dispatch A handful of casino-like facilities will open their doors in Virginia next year, but the company planning to reopen Colonial Downs and build a network of off-track betting facilities won’t be able to rapidly expand the gambling enterprise. On Tuesday, the Virginia Racing Commission voted 3-0 to approve a final […]

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