From Colonial Downs:

“Racing to the Stars & Stripes” at Colonial Downs on Friday July 3rd & Saturday July 4th

Colonial Downs presents an evening of horse racing, live music, and fireworks this holiday weekend with special 6:00 PM post times! A card of 8 horse races takes place on Friday, and 9 on Saturday, immediately followed by a trackside concert and a fireworks display launched from between the infield ponds.

Reserve your umbrella table for 4 right next to the dirt track in our new “Blast Zone” area for best viewing. Included in the $40 “Blast Zone” package is an umbrella table with 4 seats, 4 hot dog vouchers, 4 soft drink vouchers, and 4 “hard hats.” You can order online at, at Guest Services in person, or by calling 804-966-7223, ext. 1032.

We are also featuring a Tribute to the Richmond Braves. We invite all Braves fans to Colonial Downs for the evening of fireworks, and anyone wearing Braves apparel will be given an entry form to win a trip to Gwinnett, Georgia to see the new AAA Braves team play — trip courtesy of Air Tran. We’ll do a special 7th race stretch song both nights, and on Friday, Richmond favorite Susan Greenbaum will sing “Take me out to the Racetrack.”