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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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First look at progress on revamped Colonial Downs Racetrack

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 […]

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Colonial Downs comes alive again, with horse racing and betting coming soon

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 […]

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The revival of Colonial Downs is closer than ever, here’s a look at the progress

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. […]

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Colonial Downs to reopen in April; racing returns in August

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 […]

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COLONIAL DOWNS READYING FOR SUMMER RETURN

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 […]

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Colonial Downs, Virginia HBPA Make Pledge to TAA

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 […]

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Colonial Downs moves ahead with renovations, hiring staff

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 […]

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Hampton council goes “all in” on new casino like gaming emporium

“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 […]

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Colonial Downs Granted Operating Licenses by VRC

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 […]

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Councilman hopeful off-track betting parlor will improve Richmond neighborhood

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 […]

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Colonial Downs plans June 2019 opening for new gambling facility in South Richmond

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 […]

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Colonial Downs plans June 2019 opening for new gambling facility in South Richmond

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 […]

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