Condition Book For 2021 Colonial Downs Summer Racing Season Now Available Online

Attention Horsemen — the Condition Book for the 2021 summer meet in New Kent is now available online at Colonial-Downs-2021-Condition-Book.pdf (

Hardcopy editions will be printed the week of April 26. The season will run from July 19 – September 1 with racing every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:45 PM.. Two steeplechase races will be contested every Monday before the pari-mutuel card begins. Details and conditions for those will be posted at

Charmn Charlie Ray holds on to win the first race in 2019 with Mychel Sanchez up. Photo by Coady Photography.

Meet highlights include:

*Approximately $500,000 in daily purses and over $2.75 million in total stakes, including a robust Virginia-bred and Virginia-certified schedule during the meet that will attract top horses, trainers and jockeys from around the country to compete on the renowned Secretariat turf course, and 1 1/4 miles dirt track.

*July 19 – 21 – opening week kicks off with over $400,000 in VA bred and restricted stakes races.

*August 30 – September 1– closing week offering over $1.2 million in stakes races.

*Virginia Derby Day is scheduled for Tuesday August 31, and in addition to the 18th annual renewal that features some of the country’s top 3-year-old turf horses, four other grass stakes will be on the card — the $150,000 Virginia Oaks, $150,000 Old Nelson, $100,000 Rosie’s Stakes and $100,000 Kitten’s Joy. Five $100,000 black-type stakes for Virginia-bred/sired horses will take place the next day. The Jamestown, Camptown, Brookmeade, Edward P. Evans and Punch Line will highlight the September 1 finale.