News

Colonial Downs Summer Stakes Recognizes Historic Virginia-Bred Hall of Famer 
June 21, 2024
The 9-week summer thoroughbred racing season at Colonial Downs will be conducted from July 11 through September 7 with racing every Thursday through Saturday. Post time is 11:45 AM on Thursday, 4:30 PM on Friday and 1:30 PM on Saturday. The popular “Festival of Racing” program will return August 10… …Read More »
Wagering Available on Steeplechase Racing at Colonial Downs This Summer  
June 21, 2024
Steeplechase racing will be showcased on six different Thursdays throughout the 2024 summer racing season at Colonial Downs and for the first time in several years, pari-mutuel wagering will be offered on the entire jump slate — 18 races in all. Three jump races will be contested on the following… …Read More »
Colonial Downs Barn Area to Open June 24 in Preparation For the 2024 Thoroughbred Season
June 21, 2024
Casse returns along with multiple champion Stidham, DeVaux, Desormeaux, and Clement lead the list of new trainers Signaling the beginning of the 2024 Thoroughbred season, Colonial Downs\' barn area will open on Monday, June 24, welcoming returning conditioners, as well as newcomers who are sure to impact the standings. Training is… …Read More »
YOUNGKIN'S GRAY GAMES VETO RIGHT FOR RACING
June 13, 2024
Originally posted on 6/12/2024 at theracingbiz.com, written by Nick Hahn. One day before Seize the Grey seized the day in the 149th running of the Preakness Stakes, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) stopped the gray. Gray games, that is, the slot machine-like contraptions pushed by advocates as “games of skill.” Youngkin vetoed legislation… …Read More »
"A Great Ride” as Belmont Stakes Starter Mindframe Could Cap 40 Years of Breeding
June 7, 2024
The following was written by Frank Vespe and appeared in “The Racing Biz” June 6th. Larry Johnson is a Virginia thoroughbred horse breeder and owner whose Legacy Farm is based in in Bluefield, VA. His Future Is Now, a 4-year-old Great Notion filly, broke his maiden at Colonial Downs last… …Read More »

Events

MIDLANTIC TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING JUNE 25, 2024
The Midlantic two-year-old's in training sale is June 25th at 2:00pm. Under tack show takes place June 24th starting at 8:00am in Timonium, Maryland. See the file below for all… …Read More »
2024 Yearling Futurity - Save the Date!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2024 Get your yearlings ready for the 2024 Yearling Futurity located at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds in Warrenton, Virginia. Information and entry… …Read More »
OBS TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING and HORSES OF RACING AGE SALE June 12-14
The OBS two-year-old's in training and horses of racing age sale is June 12-14. Under tack show takes place June 4-9 starting at 7:30am in Ocala, Florida. June 12th hips… …Read More »
MIDLANTIC TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING SALE May 20-21
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic two-year-olds in training sale is May 20th and 21st in Timonium, MD. May 20th hips 1-280 will go to the sales ring. Continuing on May 21st hips… …Read More »
VTA/ VHBPA Owner Suites Open for the Colonial Downs 24 Season
The horsemen's suites will be available daily to VTA/ VHBPA members during the Colonial Downs race meet, July 11th through September 7th. The first post will be at 1:30 on… …Read More »