2023 Virginia Racing

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Jul. 13 – Opening day of Colonial Downs 9-week thoroughbred racing season in New Kent

Jul. 15 – Virginia Bred Stakes day at Colonial Downs Racetrack

Aug. 12 – Colonial Downs Festival of Racing, Legislator Day  (limited to horsemen’s groups board members)

Aug. 30 – Opening day of Shenandoah County Fair 4-day harness racing meet in Woodstock

Sept. 2 – Virginia Restricted Race Day at Colonial Downs Racetrack

Sep. 9 – Derby Day and Closing Day at Colonial Downs Racetrack

Oct. 1 – Foxfield Fall Races in Charlottesville

Oct. 7 – Middleburg Fall Races at Glenwood Park

Oct. 28 – International Gold Cup Races at Great Meadow in The Plains

Nov. 4 – Montpelier Hunt Races at James Madison’s Montpelier