COLONIAL OPENING, BUT OFF TURF

Despite today’s steady rain, opening night at Colonial Downs Racecourse will open tonight as planned.


“Rain or shine, snow or sleet, we go,” said Darrell Wood, director of marketing at Colonial Downs. “The only thing that stops us is lightening.”

The weather has forced one change in the eight-race card tonight. All the races will be run on the dirt track instead of the turf track. The original plan was to run five races on the turf and three on the dirt.