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Colonial Downs comes alive again, with horse racing and betting coming soon

NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. – After years of sitting vacant, there are once again signs of life at Colonial Downs. Colonial Downs Group has already spent $150 million in Virginia as of this month as it looks to reestablish Colonial Downs Racetrack in New Kent County and establish a series of Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums. News […]

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The revival of Colonial Downs is closer than ever, here’s a look at the progress

Horses will begin racing down the track this August and Rosie’s Gaming Emporium is set to open this Spring. Author: Adriana De Alba Published: 6:09 PM EST March 4, 2019 Updated: 6:34 PM EST March 4, 2019 NEW KENT, Va. — It has been nearly six years since horses last raced through the finish line at Colonial Downs. […]

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Colonial Downs to reopen in April; racing returns in August

By Enzo Domingo | March 4, 2019 at 6:56 PM EST – Updated March 4 at 6:56 PM RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – You won’t have to go out of state anymore to experience a day at the races. Colonial Downs will be opening its doors once again in just a few weeks. “This is who we are, and […]

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Colonial Downs moves ahead with renovations, hiring staff

By Ashley Luck [email protected] Colonial Downs is moving full steam ahead on renovating the facility and hiring staff ahead of Rosie’s Gaming Emporium opening in April and the return of live thoroughbred horse racing in August. The Rosie’s at the New Kent facility is projected to open April 18 and the Colonial Downs group will have […]

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Rosie’s horse racing betting venue in Hampton set to open in September

By: Kayla Gaskins Posted: Feb 12, 2019 12:11 AM EST Updated: Feb 12, 2019 12:17 AM EST HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Construction is now underway for the new Rosie’s Gaming Emporium for Colonial Downs horse race betting in Hampton. Rosie’s is a $40 million gambling venue, a restaurant and an attraction in itself — with 700 historical […]

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Hampton bets on horse racing gambling center, facility to open in September

Rosie’s Gaming Emporium should open about a month after horse racing returns to Virginia’s Colonial Downs. Author: Evan Watson Published: 6:22 PM EST February 11, 2019 Updated: 7:25 PM EST February 11, 2019 HAMPTON, Va. — Hampton city leaders are betting on a new off-track horse betting center to revive the city’s Power Plant area […]

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Hampton council goes “all in” on new casino like gaming emporium

“Rosie’s” can feature up to 700 historical horse racing machines By: Brett Hall |  Brian Reese HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — The Hampton City Council has given the go-ahead for a new gambling operation that is the closest thing to a casino that Hampton Roads has ever seen. Council unanimously voted Wednesday night to issue an operating permit […]

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Colonial Downs Granted Operating Licenses by VRC

Live Thoroughbred Horse Racing Returning to New Kent County on August 8, 2019 Richmond, VA – December 13, 2018 – Colonial Downs Group is pleased to announce licensing today by the Virginia Racing Commission to return live racing to the Commonwealth along with approval to open a 600-unit historic horse racing (HHR) operation in New […]

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