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Horse Racing



2 seats to the 2020 NTRA National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas will be given away! Top 10 finishers will win cash prizes.

Entry Fee: $500 ($300 to live contest bankroll; $200 towards prizes)
Contest Wagers: Win, Place, Show, Exacta
Contest Races: Colonial Downs, late afternoon stakes from Belmont & Kentucky Downs (to be announced week of)
Contest Start Time: 4PM; first race is at 5PM
Location: 4th floor Ballroom and two adjacent Sky Suites
Contest Limits: 2 entries per person. Contest capped at 250 entries.

Existing NHC membership is required to qualify for the grand prize of entry into the 2020 NHC in Las Vegas. Players can register at in advance of contest.

Payment: Enter contest and pay in advance by clicking here or pay day of from Noon-5PM in the first floor gift shop.
Location: Colonial Downs Racetrack – 10515 Colonial Downs Parkway, New Kent, Virginia 23124
Directions: I-64 at Exit 214, halfway between Richmond & Williamsburg
Closest Airport: Richmond

  • Must wager a minimum of $300 (winnings may be reinvested)
  • Must wager at least $20 on a minimum of 10 different contest races
  • May wager on more than 10 contest races, but at least 10
  • At least 8 of the 10 must be on Colonial’s races
  • 2 mandatory contest races will be announced week of
  • The remaining $100 of the initial $300 bankroll may be wagered on any race or combination of races available in the tournament.

Wager $30 on 10 different races, 8 of which must be on Colonial Downs and include the two mandatory races
Wager $80 and $60 on the 2 mandatory races; wager $20 each on 6 others at Colonial; wager $20 each on 2 other contest races

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445 international Center Drive
Sandston VA 23150
Phone: 804-236-1111
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Rate $119

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5996 Audubon Drive
Sandston VA 23150
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Sandston VA 23150
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Sandston VA 23150
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Rate $109

  • Weekend traffic on I-95 and I-64 can be heavy at times. Please plan accordingly.
  • Avoid day of registration lines and pay in advance.
  • Access to the 4th floor contest headquarters will begin at 3PM.
  • OTB area is on the third floor level and opens at Noon.
  • Coming from out of town? Make a weekend of it. Colonial Downs races on Thursday, September 5 & Friday, September 6 at 5PM both days.
  • Colonial Downs has 600 Historical Horse Racing machines. Open from 8AM-2AM (Sunday-Thursday) and 8AM-4AM (Friday-Saturday).