Colonial Downs® Increases Racing Season in 2022 to 27 Days
Posted on March 22nd, 2022
“More Racing, More Fun!” – Tickets on Sale Now General Admission is Free
Live racing returns to Colonial Downs Racetrack in New Kent County on July 11 through September 7. Premium tickets are now on sale while general admission and parking are free. Top thoroughbred horses from around the country will run every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday with post time at 1:45 pm. Premium tickets, full racing schedule and information are available at www.colonialdowns.com
Colonial Downs Racing presented by Woodford Reserve offers a family friendly atmosphere, casual dining, private suites for larger parties, outdoor clubhouse boxes, reserved grandstand seating and a hospitality tent trackside open to everyone. Concessions are available throughout the facility with food trucks stationed on the grandstand apron.
Call 804-557-5684 or inquire at [email protected] to book your group’s private suite for the perfect weekday matinée outing. Suite catering serviced by Deep Run Roadhouse.
Fans can catch the action up close from our open-air paddock and watch the horses and jockeys as they prepare to race and then head trackside to cheer their favorite horses on as they charge down the stretch.
Five different promotional giveaway days are slated this summer. Features include a Secretariat t-shirt on opening day, a Colonial Downs water bottle on July 19, a cooling towel on August 3, and a camouflage hat on Military Day, August 16. A plush horse giveaway will highlight Family Day festivities on August 23. And for the first time in 21 years, Colonial Downs will race on Labor Day afternoon, giving families a chance to enjoy summer’s last holiday in an affordable and fun atmosphere.
The racing season is topped by the Grade 3, $300,000 Virginia Derby® for 3-year-olds which will be run on Tuesday, September 6 along with the $200,000 Virginia Oaks® for 3-year-old fillies, both of which will be raced over the renowned Secretariat Turf Course named for the famous Triple Crown champion who was born in Doswell, Virginia.
Horsemen will be competing for an average of $600,000 in daily purse monies, including more than $3.5 million in stakes races.
John Marshall, Executive Vice President of Operations at Colonial Downs Group stated, “Our theme this year is more racing, more fun! With everything we have to offer, including free general admission, Colonial Downs makes for an entertaining afternoon and evening out for everyone. Colonial Downs and Rosie’s remain loyal to our promise of advancing the quality of Virginia horseracing and delivering positive impacts on our communities.”