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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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