Virginia's Premier Racetrack Destination
There’s so much to experience at Colonial Downs in New Kent. Get your heart racing!
2022 Live Racing Season Schedule
Presented by Woodford Reserve
Live racing returns for the 2022 season every Monday – Wednesday now – September 7!
August 15 – 17 | 1:45PM Post Time
August 22 – 24 | 1:45PM Post Time
August 29 – 31 | 1:45PM Post Time
September 5 | 1:45PM Post Time – Labor Day
September 6 | 1:45PM Post Time – Virginia Derby
September 7 | 1:45PM Post Time
Secretariat Turf Course
Colonial’s two state-of-the-art racing surfaces are second to none. The Secretariat Turf Course is the widest grass racing surface in North America and has played host to champion horses over the last two decades in prestigious races like the New Kent County Virginia Derby. The dirt track is the country’s second largest and offers equine athletes a safe and sprawling oval to compete over.
Wagering at Colonial Downs
Feel the excitement of pari-mutuel wagering, to include live racing as well as simulcast races, in addition to historical horse racing (HHR) electronic gaming devices.
Colonial Downs Daily Tip Sheets
Racing Analyst Jessica Paquette provides insight into all the races at Colonial this summer. Check out her picks here!
Wednesday, August 17
Click here to view tip sheet.
Ways To Play
- In Person, at one of our betting windows
- In person, at a virtual betting machine
- Off-track, at an off-track betting location
- Online with one of our online partner sites
Off-Track BettingAvailable at any Rosie’s location or our two VA-Horseplay locations.
Buckets Bar & Grill in Chesapeake
Breakers Sports Grille in Henrico
We’ve got your race day covered with Horsemen’s Information including condition books, stakes schedule, entries/results, forms and more.
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