Colonial Downs

Colonial Downs Group To Pay Employees Through April, Provide 20,000 Free Meals To Community Heroes

Colonial Downs Group, which operates Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums in Richmond, Hampton, New Kent County and Vinton, and the Colonial Downs Racetrack also in New Kent County, announced this morning that they will continue to pay all company employees through the end of April. This continues a policy first announced on March 15 when the company […]

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Colonial Downs Conducting Controlled Annual Turf Burn Monday

At a time when everyone is seeking signs of a return to normalcy in the months ahead, Colonial Downs, in conjunction with the New Kent Fire Department and Virginia Department of Forestry, will conduct a controlled burn of its Secretariat Turf Course today (March 30). The burn will take place, conditions permitting (high winds could […]

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Virginia Derby Day Will Highlight 2020 Stakes Schedule At Colonial Downs

Dates for the second annual thoroughbred racing season under ownership of the Colonial Downs Group are set for 2020. An 18-day campaign set over a six week period will run every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from July 23 – August 29. Post time has been moved back 30 minutes from last year, to 5:30 PM […]

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Virginia Breeders Fund Pays Out Over $712,000 In Bonuses In 2019

A total of $712,500 in bonus awards were paid out in 2019 to Virginia breeders courtesy of the Virginia Breeders Fund. A total of 45 different breeders shared in the prize pool which came from 165 state-bred winners who amassed purse earnings of $3,298,412. The Virginia Breeders fund is generated by 1 percent of every […]

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Study: Colonial Downs Revival Will Generate Thousands Of Jobs, $445 Million In Economic Investment

A new economic study has found that the investment in Virginia by the Colonial Downs Group, consisting of the Colonial Downs Racetrack in New Kent County and Rosie’s gaming facilities statewide, will support thousands of new jobs and generate millions in additional tax revenue to the Commonwealth and host localities over the upcoming year. That’s […]

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Virginia Racing Commission Eliminates Licensing Fees For 2020

In an effort to ease the financial burden of horsemen racing in multiple jurisdictions and encourage more horsemen to participate in the Commonwealth, the Virginia Racing Commission voted unanimously to eliminate license fees beginning on January 1, 2020. The license forms and instructions may be downloaded from our website by clicking on “Virginia Racing License” on the […]

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MATCH Series Expanded, Bonus Money Increased For 2020

The popular Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships Series (MATCH) has been renewed for 2020, with an expanded schedule and an increase in owner, trainer and breeder bonus money thanks to new partner racetracks, horsemen’s groups and breeder associations, the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association announced Tuesday. The Series, which returned in 2018 after a 16-year hiatus and works toward […]

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‘Successful Return Of Racing’ Leads To 18 Race Dates At Colonial Downs In 2020

Colonial Downs Group is very pleased to announce that the Virginia Racing Commission has approved 18 race dates in 2020 for Colonial Downs Racetrack. Racing will be conducted beginning July 23 and running through August 29 on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays with a scheduled post time of 5:30 pm. Colonial Downs will distribute $500,000 per […]

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Colonial Downs Announces Pay Increases; Track Will Double Virginia’s Minimum Wage

Colonial Downs Group announced today that it will increase the minimum wage at all company facilities statewide to $15 per hour, an amount double the current state minimum wage, starting in January. This impacts employees at Rosie’s historical horse racing satellite wagering facilities in Richmond, Hampton, Vinton and New Kent County, and all future facilities […]

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