With thoroughbred racing returning to Colonial Downs in 2019, here are scenes from in-progress construction goings on at the New Kent track. Here are some shots from December 13th.
The entrance area leading up to the Colonial Downs front pillars will look quite different when it reopens in 2019. A circular road will allow vehicles close access to the doors.
Here’s a shot looking out over what used to be the main walkway leading to the front entrance.
Looking out from the top tier of the third floor Jockey Club. The former lounge will be a simulcast area where horseplayers can bet live races from tracks around the country.
The first floor will house over 500 historical horse racing terminals.
Work on an enhanced paddock is already underway.
First floor construction is in high gear with an anticpated opening date of April 15th.
A former outside bar/concession area heading toward the Green is being enclosed.
First floor preparations continue. The 2019 season will feature 15 race days. The Virginia Derby is August 31st.
The Green side of the third floor Jockey Club is being renovated to a higher level Historical Horse Racing area that will feature 92 terminals.