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COLONIAL DOWNS ANNOUNCES 2019 15-DAY MEET RESULTS

Record Crowds, Purses and Wagers Highlight Thoroughbred Racing Revival in Virginia 42,000 Fans, $7.4 M in Purses and $17.5 M in Wagers Set New Standard Colonial Downs Group, a division of Peninsula Pacific Entertainment, is pleased to share the extremely positive results of the first thoroughbred racing season in six years at the New Kent […]

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Holly Hundy Race

FIVE VIRGINIA BRED STAKES CLOSE OUT FIRST SEASON OF ‘RACING REVIVAL’ AT COLONIAL DOWNS

Impressive Performances by Holly Hundy in Camptown and Ferndinanda in Brookmeade Fittingly, it was the Virginia-breds who were in the focus Saturday night, the closing night of the Colonial Downs season. Dubbed the “Racing Revival,” the New Kent, Va. meet was the first in the Commonwealth in six years as well as the first under […]

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Five-Pack Of $100,000 Virginia-Bred Stakes Races Highlight Colonial Downs Closing Night Program On Saturday September 7

The first season of the “Racing Revival” at Colonial Downs comes to a close Saturday night (September 7) with a stakes-laden card focusing on Virginia-bred runners. All five stakes races are to be run over the Secretariat Turf Course which has gotten rave reviews from the horsemen competing here this season. Three of the events […]

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STAKES WINNERS CARRY ROUSE HIGHWEIGHTS

BY DON CLIPPINGER /  SEPTEMBER 04, 2019 /  PUBLISHED IN HOME PAGE FEATURED, NEWS Stakes winners Bercasa and Wigwam Bay will carry the 155-pound highweights for Colonial Downs’ $50,000 Randolph D. Rouse Handicap for fillies and mares on Saturday. The 2 ¼-mile Rouse Handicap attracted a field of 10 and will help to bring down the curtain on the final program of […]

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Four Wheel Drive Horse Race

FOUR WHEEL DRIVE MAKES A VICTORIOUS DEBUT IN $100,000 EXACTA SYSTEMS ROSIE’S STAKES $100,000 THOROUGHBRED AFTERCARE ALLIANCE/KITTEN’S JOY GOES TO DOC BOY

Two-Year-Olds Stamp Themselves Horses to Watch for Future Successes It’s not often one sees a first-time starter in a $100,000 stakes race, let alone win it, but that’s what happened when Breeze Easy’s Four Wheel Drive was on cruise control in taking the Exacta Systems Rosie’s Stakes by 3 ¼ lengths over So Street on […]

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English Bee Horse Race

ENGLISH BEE WINS NEW KENT COUNTY VIRGINIA DERBY AT COLONIAL DOWNS

Carnival Colors Wins Fasig Tipton Virginia Oaks to Give Trainer Mike Stidham Two Stakes Wins on the Night English Bee, who races in the colors of Calumet Farm, stalked a pedestrian pace before overtaking front-running Credit Swap in mid-stretch, and held off a late rally from Jais’s Solitude to win the Grade III $250,000 New […]

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AMERICAN IDOL CONTESTANT SHAYY WINN TO SING NATIONAL ANTHEM SATURDAY EVENING AT COLONIAL DOWNS

Courageous Chesterfield Teenager to Perform Prior to New Kent County Virginia Derby Horse Race Shayla “Shayy” Winn, the Chesterfield, Va., teenager who inspired millions as a contestant on “American Idol” while overcoming her loss of sight, will sing the National Anthem on Saturday evening, Aug. 31 at Colonial Downs, as part of the festivities on […]

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NEW KENT COUNTY VIRGINIA DERBY NIGHT WAGERING MENU FEATURES TWO PICK 5 BETS WITH INDUSTRY LOW 12% TAKEOUT

Led by two Pick 5 wagers and an All-Stakes late Pick 4, Colonial Downs is offering a tantalizing wagering menu for Saturday evening’s (Aug. 31) 10-race program, featuring the return the $250,000 New Kent County Virginia Derby (G3). Through the investment of the Colonial Downs Group, a subsidiary of Peninsula Pacific Entertainment, Colonial Downs has […]

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$100,000 THOROUGHBRED AFTERCARE ALLIANCE/KITTEN’S JOY AND $100,000 EXACTA SYSTEMS ROSIE’S STAKES BOLSTER NEW KENT COUNTY VIRGINIA DERBY UNDERCARD SATURDAY EVENING AT COLONIAL DOWNS

A pair of $100,000 races for 2-year-olds on the Secretariat Turf Course – the 1 1/16-mile Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance/Kitten’s Joy Stakes and the 5 ½-furlong Exacta System’s Rosie’s Stakes – bolster the stellar Virginia Derby Night program on Saturday (Aug. 31) evening at Colonial Downs. Through the investment of the Colonial Downs Group, a subsidiary […]

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VIRGINIA DERBY AND OAKS RACES ATTRACT TOP HORSES

Governor Northam to Present Derby Trophy and Ag Secretary Ring to Present Oaks Trophy at Special Day of Racing on Saturday, August 31 Featuring horses from nationally prominent trainers, Colonial Downs Group is pleased to announce record crowds are expected for the $250,000 New Kent County Virginia Derby and the $150,000 Fasig-Tipton Virginia Oaks races […]

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CALUMET FARMS ENGLISH BEE LEADS NINE ENTERED FOR SATURDAY’S VIRGINIA DERBY AT COLONIAL DOWNS

Stakes-Packed Card includes Fasig-Tipton Virginia Oaks Calumet Farm’s English Channel colt English Bee and their Street Sense colt Tracksmith lead a field of nine 3-year-olds that will compete over 1 1/8 miles Saturday in the 17th running of the $250,000 New Kent County Virginia Derby (Gr. 3) at Colonial Downs. The Virginia Derby along with […]

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Redeemed Gentleman Horse

REDEEMED GENTLEMAN EARNS BIG UPSET IN $75,000 OLD NELSON STARTER HANDICAP SATURDAY AT COLONIAL DOWNS

Reality Horse Racing’s Redeemed Gentleman made a five-wide rally down the lane to nail favored Birdsnest Party in the final sixteenth of a mile Saturday Night at Colonial Downs to win the $75,000 Old Nelson Starter Handicap by one-half length. Ridden by Johan Rosado, the Anthony Aguirre-trained son of Redeemed covered the 1 3/16 miles […]

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Trainer Graham Motion Plans To Enter Four Horses In Derby Day Stakes August 31st at Colonial Downs

The 17th running of the $250,000 New Kent County Virginia Derby (Gr. 3) on the Secretariat Turf Course, scheduled for this Saturday August 31, could feature a pair of Graham Motion trained three-year-olds in the field and another pair in under card stakes. “I’m inclined to enter both English Bee and Shootin The Breeze,” said […]

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Colonial Down Schedules Make Up Racing Program On Wednesday September 4th

Colonial Downs officials announced that the Thursday August 22nd card of racing, which was cancelled due to severe storms, will be made up on Wednesday September 4th at 5 PM. The final week of Colonial’s summer season will now include four consecutive cards on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The finale on the 7th includes […]

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Severe Storms In New Kent Force Cancellation of Thursday’s (Aug.22) Race Program

Thursday’s nine race program at Colonial Downs was cancelled due to severe late afternoon thunderstorms that rolled into the New Kent area right around when racing was scheduled. For the safety of the equine competitors and racing fans, the entire card was cancelled shortly before 6:00 PM. The program is expected to be made up. […]

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Charmn Charlie Horse Racing

New Kent County Virginia Derby Attracts 47 Nominations and Fasig-Tipton Virginia Oaks Gets 34 Nominations As Outstanding August 31 Stakes Program Takes Shape at Colonial Downs

Topped by horses from nationally prominent trainers like multiple Eclipse Award winner Todd Pletcher, Dale Romans, Graham Motion, Mike Maker, Dallas Stewart, Ian Wilkes and Joe Sharp, the return of the Grade III $250,000 New Kent County Virginia Derby attracted 47 three-year-olds. It’s sister race, the listed $150,000 Fasig-Tipton Virginia Oaks boasts 34 sophomore fillies […]

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Colonial Downs Broadcasting in High Definition for 2019 Meet

Colonial Downs, which opened on August 8 for its first live race meet since 2013, is broadcasting races this year in high definition. The signal upgrade was assisted through The Jockey Club High Definition (HD) Grant Fund. Stuart S. Janney III, chairman of The Jockey Club, announced the creation of the HD Grant Fund at […]

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Extravagant Kid Horse

Extravagant Kid and Mr. Jagermeister Take Down Saturday Stakes at Colonial Downs

“It’s just wonderful to see a great horse win a great race,” Ross said. “We actually had a horse years ago win this race when it was written at a mile called Pass Play. This horse has not won only here but he’s won at Churchill, he’s won at Woodbine and he won at Saratoga […]

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Dirt And Turf Sprint Stakes Headline Saturday’s (Aug. 17th) Ten Race Card At Colonial Downs

Saturday’s card at Colonial Downs is topped by a pair of open stakes – the $100,000 Chesapeake Stakes for older runners on the main track and its turf counterpart, the $75,000 Da Hoss at 5 ½ furlongs on turf. The 10-race program kicks off at 5 PM. The Chesapeake, carded as race 5, is first […]

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Horse Racing

VIRGINIA-BREDS TAKE THE SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT AT COLONIAL DOWNS

Eagle Point Farm’s homebred filly What the Beep overtook longshot Big Lick Farm’s English Heiress in deep stretch to win the $100,000 M. Tyson Gilpin Stakes by a length, the first of four six-figure stakes races restricted to Virginia-breds highlighting the first Saturday card at Colonial Downs. Forest Boyce rode the Karen Godsey-trained 4-year-old who […]

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