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COLONIAL DOWNS NAMES TURF COURSE AFTER SECRETARIAT

Partners with Tweedy Family to Spotlight Virginia Native Son, 1973 Triple Crown Winner and Racing Champion Colonial Downs Group announced today plans to name its turf course for 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat. A name synonymous with the sport of Thoroughbred racing, Secretariat was born at Meadow Stable in Doswell, Va., in 1970. He became […]

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Rosie’s Richmond Gaming Emporium Now Open

Live Thoroughbred Horse Racing Returns to Colonial Downs on August 8 Richmond, VA – July 1, 2019 – At a ceremonial ribbon cutting, Colonial Downs Group announced today that Rosie’s Gaming Emporium is now open in Richmond, Va. Rosie’s Richmond features 700 historical horse racing (HHR) machines, simulcast horse racing, restaurant and bar, and gift […]

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Colonial Downs Mount Fee To Be Highest In Mid-Atlantic After Guild, Virginia HBPA Pact

by Press Release | 06.27.2019 | 9:24am The Jockeys’ Guild and the Virginia HBPA have reached an agreement on a mount fee schedule for races to be run at Colonial Downs beginning with their opening day, August 8, 2019. The mount fee schedule calls for a minimum fee of $125, the highest in the mid-Atlantic […]

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Colonial Downs Mount Fee To Be Highest In Mid-Atlantic After Guild, Virginia HBPA Pact

  The Jockeys’ Guild and the Virginia HBPA have reached an agreement on a mount fee schedule for races to be run at Colonial Downs beginning with their opening day, August 8, 2019. The mount fee schedule calls for a minimum fee of $125, the highest in the mid-Atlantic area. Racing is returning to Virginia […]

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Colonial Downs Group Names Stephanie Wisneski General Manager of Rosie’s New Kent

Colonial Downs Group (CDG) is pleased to announce Stephanie Wisneski has been named general manager of Rosie’s Gaming Emporium at Colonial Downs in New Kent County. Wisneski had been Director of Compliance for CDG since October 2018. Prior to that Stephanie was the Compliance Manager for Miami Valley Gaming and Racing in Lebanon, Ohio. Stephanie […]

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FREE GENERAL ADMISSION AS RACING RETURNS TO COLONIAL DOWNS

Other Options Available at Various Price Points for Racing Fans Tickets on Sale This Weekend Colonial Downs is pleased to announce families are welcome as it offers free general admission to everyone during its upcoming 15-day race meeting, August 8 – September 7. Other seating options are available as tickets go on sale this weekend. […]

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Old Dominion Band to Perform at Colonial Downs on September 1

Tickets Go on Sale Saturday, June 15th Colonial Downs Group is very pleased to announce the first major concert event to be hosted at the New Kent racetrack since new owners re-opened the facility this year. Acclaimed country band Old Dominion, which just went #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts with its […]

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Rosie’s Vinton Celebrates Early Success Friday, June 7

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 […]

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Colonial Downs Launches Efforts in Danville and Dumfries

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 […]

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Largest Rosie’s Jackpot to Date – $146,206.85

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 […]

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VIRGINIA DERBY HEADLINES COLONIAL DOWNS 2019 STAKES SCHEDULE AS THOROUGHBRED RACING RETURNS TO THE COMMONWEALTH

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 […]

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COLONIAL DOWNS NAMES JASON BEEM RACE CALLER FOR 2019 MEETING

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, […]

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VIRGINIA DERBY HEADLINES COLONIAL DOWNS 2019 STAKES SCHEDULE AS THOROUGHBRED RACING RETURNS TO THE COMMONWEALTH

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 […]

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Community Invited to Kick Up Its Heels at 2019 Bridles & Boots for Dream Catchers

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 […]

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Hundreds gather as casino-like gaming opens at Colonial Downs

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 […]

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They’re off! Colonial Downs reopens with a different kind of gambling

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 […]

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Rosie’s at Colonial Downs opens in New Kent

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 […]

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Colonial Downs hiring for 100-plus jobs in Vinton

By Alicia Petska alicia.petska@roanoke.com 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 […]

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Colonial Downs to Feature Steeplechase Racing

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 […]

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Colonial Downs Names Industry Veteran Allison De Luca As Racing Secretary

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 […]

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