Racing Family Fun Days - Colonial Downs and Rosie's Gaming Emporium Racing Family Fun Days - Colonial Downs and Rosie's Gaming Emporium
Racing on the main track at Colonial Downs. (Coady Photography)

Racing Family Fun Day Details


Saturday, July 13: Rosie’s Give Back Day

  • First 1,000 people through the gate receive a free 18-month racing calendar
  • Pony rides and petting zoo
  • (Dreamcatchers) Lark and Tater wedding at 12:30PM
  • To apply, please visit rosiesgaming.com/rosies-gives-back/#Giveback

Saturday,  July 20: Richmond Flying Squirrels Day

  • Mascots Nutzy & Natasha on-site | 1PM-3PM
  • Petting zoo, Junior Jockey Club activities
  • Richmond Flying Squirrels Street Crew

Saturday, July 27: PDJF Day/NASCAR Day

  • Dawn at Colonial Downs- 8AM-10AM
    • Free to the public: watch training, meet trainers and riders and enjoy complimentary donuts and coffee
  • Petting Zoo, Junior Jockey Club activities
  • Pace car display
  • Tabling for promotional giveaways
  • Prize package giveaway with: Richmond Raceway swag, grandstand seats for the NASCAR Cup Series race and infield fan grounds access passes.

 Saturday, August 3: Taste of New Kent

  • Free to the public: Parking Lot Event (4 and 5)
  • First 1,000 people through the gate receive a free Colonial Downs hat
  • Petting zoo, Junior Jockey Club activities

Saturday, August 10: Colonial Downs Festival of Racing

  • The horse racing world turns its attention to Virginia with the seven stakes races highlighted by the Grade 1 Arlington Million, Grade 2 Beverly D. and Grade 2 Secretariat Stakes
  • Pony rides and petting zoo
  • More details to be announced soon

Saturday, August 17: New Kent County Fair Day

  • Free to the public
  • Vendors located in the trackside tent
  • Petting zoo, Junior Jockey Club activities

Saturday, August 24: Wiener Dog Racing

  • Watch the fastest wiener dogs in Central Virginia
    • 8 qualifying races with the winners competing for the trophy
  • Pony rides and petting zoo
  • $4 footlong hot dogs (apron only)

Saturday, August 31: Commonwealth Champions Day

  • Petting zoo, Junior Jockey Club activities

Saturday, September 7: VA Derby Day

  • Virginia’s Derby Day! Six stakes races highlighted by the Grade 3 Virginia Derby
  • First 1,000 people through the gate receive a free Secretariat poster
  • Pony rides and petting zoo
  • More details to be announced

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