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Live Racing


Virginia's Premier Racetrack Destination

There’s so much to experience at Colonial Downs in New Kent. Get your heart racing! Parking and general admission are FREE.

For any questions about live racing & tickets, please contact 804-557-5684.

Address:
10515 Colonial Downs Parkway
New Kent, VA 23124

2024 RACE DATES

Every Thursday – Saturday starting July 11
August 10: Colonial Downs Festival of Racing
September 7: New Kent County Virginia Derby

Gates open one hour prior to post time, except: Saturday, August 10, Saturday, August 24 and Saturday, September 7.

Mark Your Calendars!

THURSDAY – 1:30PM POST
Thirsty Thursdays
Purchase a 2024 Colonial Downs souvenir 16oz cup for $12 and receive $3 drafts every Thursday during the racing season. Plus, enjoy $4 12 oz draft specials and $2 hot dogs.

FRIDAY – 4:30PM POST
Party at the Downs
Happy Hour from 4PM – 7PM: $4 12 oz domestic beer drafts + $5 wine.
Live music in the trackside tent between races. Click here for the lineup.

SATURDAY – 1:30PM POST
July 13: 18-Month Calendar Giveaway
July 20: Richmond Squirrels Day
July 27: NASCAR Day
Aug. 3: Taste of New Kent + Hat Giveaway
*Aug. 10: Colonial Downs Festival of Racing
Aug. 17: New Kent County Fair
Aug. 24: Wiener Dog Racing
Aug. 31: Commonwealth Champions Day
*Sept. 7: Virginia Derby Day + Secretariat Poster Giveaway

*All post times subject to change

Live Racing Job Fairs

Racing season is just around the corner! Join us for on-the-spot interviews on Tuesdays + Thursdays for our open racing positions.

Seating Options

Sky Box

For additional information, please contact [email protected]

1609 Turf Club

Indoor seating. Ticket price includes a premium view, balcony access, live racing program and designated wagering section. A la carte restaurant service and beverage menu will be provided for additional fee. Enter through main facility entrance.

Jockey Club

Indoor seating. Ticket price includes in-seat food service on Thursdays & Fridays, buffet on Saturdays. Beverage service provided for an additional fee. Ticket also includes live racing program and designated wagering section. Enter through the main facility entrance.

Grandstand Boxes

Covered, outdoor seating. Ticket includes live racing program and designated wagering section. Ticket does not include food or beverage service but concessions will be available for your convenience. Enter through General Admission entrance near the paddock. Note: must take stairs to get to seats.

Grandstand Reserved

Covered, outdoor seating. Ticket pricing does not include food or beverage service but concessions will be available for your convenience. Designated wagering section available in the grandstands. Enter through General Admission entrance near the paddock. Note: must take stairs to get to seats.

General Admission

General Admission is FREE and offers apron access with track-side and paddock-side viewing. Outdoor concessions and wagering will be available.

Sky Box

For additional information, please contact [email protected]

1609 Turf Club

Indoor seating. Ticket price includes a premium view, balcony access, live racing program and designated wagering section. A la carte restaurant service and beverage menu will be provided for additional fee. Enter through main facility entrance.

Jockey Club

Indoor seating. Ticket price includes in-seat food service on Thursdays & Fridays, buffet on Saturdays. Beverage service provided for an additional fee. Ticket also includes live racing program and designated wagering section. Enter through the main facility entrance.

Grandstand Boxes

Covered, outdoor seating. Ticket includes live racing program and designated wagering section. Ticket does not include food or beverage service but concessions will be available for your convenience. Enter through General Admission entrance near the paddock. Note: must take stairs to get to seats.

Grandstand Reserved

Covered, outdoor seating. Ticket pricing does not include food or beverage service but concessions will be available for your convenience. Designated wagering section available in the grandstands. Enter through General Admission entrance near the paddock. Note: must take stairs to get to seats.

General Admission

General Admission is FREE and offers apron access with track-side and paddock-side viewing. Outdoor concessions and wagering will be available.

Event and Venue Options

Contact [email protected] today for 2024 event inquiries!

Betting Options


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.

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Live Betting

Available at Colonial Downs, any Rosie’s Gaming Emporium or any VA-Horseplay OTB.
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Off Track Betting

Whether you’re visiting Buckets Bar & Grill in Chesapeake or Breakers Sports Grille in Henrico, you’ll experience edge-of-your-seat horse racing excitement.

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All ages welcome at Colonial Downs

Horsemen Information

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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