Virginia's Premier Racetrack Destination
There’s so much to experience at Colonial Downs in New Kent. Get your heart racing!
2023 Live Racing
Live racing returns for the 2023 season every Thursday – Saturday from July 13 – September 9. Watch for tickets on sale soon!
Post time: 1:30PM EST
Races are open to all ages!
Parking and General Admission are free. Grandstand Reserved start at just $5!
Secretariat Turf Course
Colonial’s two state-of-the-art racing surfaces are second to none. The Secretariat Turf Course is the widest grass racing surface in North America and has played host to champion horses over the last two decades in prestigious races like the New Kent County Virginia Derby. The dirt track is the country’s second largest and offers equine athletes a safe and sprawling oval to compete over.
Wagering at Colonial Downs
Feel the excitement of pari-mutuel wagering, to include live racing as well as simulcast races, in addition to historical horse racing (HHR) electronic gaming devices.
Ways To Bet
- Live at Colonial Downs
- Live at any Rosie’s Gaming Emporium
- Live at any VA-Horseplay OTB
- Online with TwinSpires
Live BettingAvailable at Colonial Downs, any Rosie’s Gaming Emporium or any VA-Horseplay OTB.
We’ve got your race day covered with Horsemen’s Information including condition books, stakes schedule, entries/results, forms and more.
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