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FASIG-TIPTON AND COLONIAL DOWNS FORGE PARTNERSHIP

Fasig-Tipton has reached an agreement with Colonial Downs to sponsor the Virginia Oaks at the racetrack’s upcoming meet. The $150,000 Fasig-Tipton Virginia Oaks will be run on August 31, along with the $250,000 Virginia Derby (G3). These races are part of a 17-race stakes schedule totaling $1.8 million that will be conducted during the 15-day […]

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Behind The Scenes Work Continues At Colonial In Preparation For August 8th Opening Day

With less than five weeks to go until live thoroughbred racing returns to Virginia, things are ramping up at the New Kent oval. Behind the scenes work continues in anticipation of the stable area opening July 25th and the first race going to post on August 8th. Dan Waits, Executive Director of the Racetrack Chaplaincy […]

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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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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 Track Superintendent Ken Brown Getting Track Surfaces Back In Shape After Years Of Inactivity

When the first thoroughbred race since 2013 is held at Colonial Downs Racetrack this August, one person in particular will breathe a sigh of relief. Track Superintendent Ken Brown, who began his second stint at the New Kent, Virginia track in April, is in charge of bringing its two highly regarded racing surfaces back to […]

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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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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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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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