Category: Press

Thanks Community with Giveaway and Prize Drawings Colonial Downs Group will host a grand opening celebration at Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Vinton this Friday, June 7, 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. The festivities will include disc jockey entertainment, free t-shirts and drawings for free plays. There will be a series of lucky winner drawings starting […]

Voter Referendums Could Pave the Way for Rosie’s Entertainment in Both Locations Colonial Downs Group Making $300 Million Investment in Virginia; Creating 800 New Jobs This Year; Generating $25 million Annually in State Tax Revenues; $17 Million Annually in Local Tax Revenues; $25 million Annually to Virginia’s Horse Industry Richmond, VA – May 30, 2019 […]

Harmony S Jackpot Winner

Warsaw Woman Wins on Memorial Day Playing American 7 All Stars 25 year old Warsaw resident Harmony Smith became the largest jackpot winner in the short history of Rosie’s Gaming Emporium. Harmony visited Rosie’s at Colonial Downs in New Kent County on Monday, May 27 with her mother. Harmony, won $146,206.85 playing a historical horse […]

Stall Application and Condition Book Now Available   Led by the $250,000 Virginia Derby (G3), Colonial Downs today announced its 2019 stakes schedule for the 15-day race meeting, August 8 – September 7, which will include $1.8 million in stakes purses as flat racing returns to Virginia for the first time since 2013. Through the […]

Jason Beem

Merv Huber Named Racing Analyst and Paddock Host Colonial Downs officials today announced that veteran race caller Jason Beem will be the official track announcer for the 2019 Colonial Downs meeting, August 8 – September 7. Beem, who began calling races in 2006, is currently the race caller at Monmouth Park through late June. Beem, […]

Stall Application and Condition Book Now Available Led by the $250,000 Virginia Derby (G3), Colonial Downs today announced its 2019 stakes schedule for the 15-day race meeting, August 8 – September 7, which will include $1.8 million in stakes purses as flat racing returns to Virginia for the first time since 2013. Through the investment […]

Bridles and Boots Sponsor

WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia – It’s that time of year to leave the wingtips and heels in the closet, don boots and head for a special evening of fun at Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center. The nonprofit’s 2019 Bridles & Boots is being held Saturday, May 18, beginning at 5 p.m. at Dream […]

By: Deanna Bettineschi WAVY Web Staff WRIC Newsroom Posted: Apr 23, 2019 09:04 AM EDT Updated: Apr 23, 2019 04:45 PM EDT NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Colonial Downs is betting on something in addition to horses to bring in crowds. Rosie’s Gaming Emporium opened Tuesday at the New Kent County race track, featuring […]

By Michael Martz Richmond Times-Dispatch Apr 23, 2019 NEW KENT — The horse track was silent, but a new kind of gambling is bringing life back to Colonial Downs, which reopened Tuesday with hundreds of people lined up to bet on its success. Richmond musician Jonathan Greenberg bugled the “call to the post” and Virginia […]

POSTED 6:42 AM, APRIL 23, 2019, BY NICK BOYKIN, UPDATED AT 06:36PM, APRIL 23, 2019 NEW KENT Co., Va. – Rosie’s at Colonial Downs opened Tuesday, bringing a gaming emporium to a race track that is expected to start holding live horse racing in October 2019. The gaming emporium, which will have a variety of horse betting […]

By Alicia Petska [email protected] 981-3319 Mar 17, 2019 Colonial Downs is gearing up to make its return to the Roanoke Valley next month. The horse track, which is under new ownership and reviving its network of sites, is looking to fill 125 jobs before its grand re-opening of such a satellite site in Vinton. An […]

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 [email protected] 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 […]