News

Colonial Downs Opening Day Card (July 11) Features Full Fields and Top Barns
July 7, 2024
Casse, DeVaux, Stidham, McCaughey, Trombetta and more enter multiple runners Opening Day of the 2024 Colonial Downs live racing season is Thursday, July 11, and the card has been drawn. The 12-race program features an average field size of 10.4, as 125 entries were taken with six of those sitting… …Read More »
With Over $2.4 Million in Purses, Colonial Downs' VA Restricted Races Open to Horses Bred Across the Country
July 4, 2024
Horsemen across the state and beyond reaping the benefits of Virginia Thoroughbred Association\'s innovative Virginia Certified program Colonial Downs invites horsemen across the country to discover if their Thoroughbred, bred outside of Virginia, qualifies as Virginia Certified; therefore, eligible to enter in the many Virginia Restricted races. Any horse that… …Read More »
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 »

Events

2024 Yearling Futurity
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2024 Join us at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds at 9:00am on August 26th. Show off your, registered, Virginia Bred, Virginia Sired, or… …Read More »
FASIG-TIPTON NY BRED YEARLINGS SALE AUGUST 11-12, 2024
Fasig-Tipton's yearlings continues at Saratoga Springs, New York in the sales paddocks the second week of August. Hips 301-400 will go to the ring on August 11th starting at 7:00pm.… …Read More »
FASIG-TIPTON SELECTED YEARLINGS SALE AUGUST 5-6, 2024
Fasig-Tipton's select yearlings sale takes place on August 5th and 6th, 2024 at Saratoga Springs, New York. Hips 1-120 will go to the sales ring on August 5th starting at… …Read More »
Colonial Downs 2024 - The Happenings for Virginia Racing!
As a reminder, all VTA members are welcome to enjoy our suites, 6 and 7, on the 4th floor for light food and a good view. Get out of the… …Read More »
FASIG-TIPTON SELECTED YEARLINGS SALE JULY 9, 2024
Fasig-Tipton's select yearlings sale takes place on July 9, 2024. The sale will start at 10:00 AM at the sales ring in Lexington, Kentucky. This sale marks the opening of… …Read More »