Severe Storms In New Kent On Thursday Result In Colonial Downs Cancellation

(NEW KENT, VA — 8/22/19) —Thursday’s nine race program at Colonial Downs was cancelled due to severe late afternoon thunderstorms that rolled into the New Kent area right around when racing was scheduled. For the safety of the equine competitors and racing fans, the entire card was cancelled shortly before 6:00 PM. The program is expected to be made up.

Racing at Colonial resumes Friday (August 23) with a nine race card beginning at 5 PM. The 17th running of the Grade 3 New Kent County Virginia Derby highlights the meet and is scheduled for Saturday August 31st. The Derby Day card will be draw this coming Tuesday.