Colonial Downs® Kicks Off 21 Days of Racing in 2021
Posted on July 15th, 2021
Season Starts Monday, July 19
General Admission and Parking Remain Free
New Kent, VA – July 15, 2021 – Thoroughbred horse racing returns to New Kent county on Monday, July 19 as Colonial Downs Group enters its 3rd year of racing in the Commonwealth. Races will take place every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday with $500,000 in daily purses for seven weeks ending on September 1. Post time each day will be at 1:45. General admission and parking are free and reserved grandstand seating starts at just $5. Tickets are on sale now at www.colonialdowns.com.
Fans can look for special free giveaway promotions on July 19, July 27, August 3, August 18 and August 24. The New Kent County Virginia Derby will be featured on Tuesday, August 31.
Bets can be placed at the track, at any Rosie’s Gaming Emporium® location in Virginia and at Virginia Horseplay locations. Fans can also follow every race, every day on the TVG network and at www.tvg.com
Jill Byrne, vice president of racing operations at Colonial Downs Group said, “We are so excited to have the best horses and horsemen from across the country and the best fans from the Richmond region and beyond returning for live racing in New Kent County this summer.”
John Marshall, executive vice president of operations at Colonial Downs Group, stated, “We have worked incredibly hard preparing for fans to return and our team is ready to have fun and provide some of the best entertainment available in Virginia. We look forward to seeing lots of people come back out to see what we have to offer. We promise they won’t be disappointed.”