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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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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 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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Colonial Downs eyes Hampton’s Power Plant for off-track betting center

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 […]

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With National Aspirations, Colonial Zeroes In On 2019 Dates

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 […]

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Richmond City Council poised to sign off on South Richmond gambling parlor

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 […]

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Richmond approves Colonial Downs’ off-track betting Kmart proposal

By Ashley Luck 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 […]

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Virginia horse racing officials adopt rules that limit expansion of slots-like gambling machines

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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‘Racing is back:’ Officials celebrate in New Kent as Northam ceremonially signs bill to help reopen Colonial Downs

  During bill-signing season, Gov. Ralph Northam gets invited to lots of dog-and-pony shows. But this one had actual ponies. After a bugler wearing a red jacket and top hat played the ceremonial first call, Northam walked out of the shuttered Colonial Downs horse racing track and signed legislation to expand horse race gambling in […]

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New Kent County Celebrates Return of Colonial Downs

Independent Analysis Estimates County Will Gain Millions Annually in Tax Revenue; Facility Will Create Hundreds of Jobs in County “We are thrilled to celebrate the return of horse racing at Colonial Downs. Good jobs and revenue are coming back to our county.” Thomas W. Evelyn County Board of Supervisors Chairman NEW KENT COUNTY – New […]

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