Monthly Archives: June 2021

Colonial Downs’ 21-Day Thoroughbred Meet Begins July 19; Barn Area Opens July 5

A total of 25 stakes races worth more than $2.7 million will be offered at the upcoming seven-week Thoroughbred racing season at Colonial Downs — from July 19 through Sept. 1 — featuring a minimum $500,000 in average daily purses, the Grade 3 $250,000 New Kent County Virginia Derby on Aug. 31, enhanced horsemen incentives, and an expanded racing program for Virginia bred, sired, and certified horses. Racing will take place every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday with first post at… Continue reading

American Contingent Arrives For Royal Ascot; Virginia-Owned Extravagant Kid, Maven Eyeing King’s Stand

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Horsemen To Have First Preference For Extra Tables, Boxes & Seats at Colonial Downs Based On Loosening Of Covid Restrictions

The Colonial Downs racing season kicks off in six weeks and there is good news to share based on the Governor’s most recent May 28 loosening of Covid-related restrictions at sporting events, attractions and restaurants.

Reserved box seats are now on sale at


To date, Colonial has been selling seats and tables in the 3rd and 4th floor air-conditioned dining rooms at socially distanced spacing. Same with grandstand seats and box seats. But with the restrictions loosening, all… Continue reading