Colonial Downs Group

Colonial Downs Concludes ‘Outstanding’ Meet With Total Handle Over $17.5 Million

Sparked by outstanding participation from horsemen and racing fans, Colonial Downs concluded its 2019 race meeting on Saturday night punctuated by a lucrative daily purse structure, large fields, and an emphasis on horse safety and welfare for its participants. Through the investment of the Colonial Downs Group, a subsidiary of Peninsula Pacific Entertainment, Colonial Downs […]

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Racing Revival: First Card At Colonial Downs An ‘Unqualified Success’

With the call of “Riders Up” from Kate Tweedy Chenery, daughter of Secretariat’s owner, Penny Chenery, Thoroughbred racing in Virginia began a new era Thursday evening as Colonial Downs in New Kent, Va., opened racing for the first time in six years to enthusiastic crowds, racing luminaries and top flight racing from horsemen and jockeys […]

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TVG Plans Coverage of Colonial Downs Meeting

Officials of Colonial Downs Group and Television Games Network (TVG) today announced that TVG, America’s leading Thoroughbred racing network and advance deposit wagering (ADW) platform, will televise races for the 2019 Colonial Downs meeting, beginning with opening day this Thursday, Aug. 8. With Peninsula Pacific Entertainment as new ownership, renovated facilities, and an average daily […]

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Colonial Downs To Offer ‘Optimal Takeout Rates’ For 15-Day Meet

Following approval from the Virginia Racing Commission (VRC), Colonial Downs, in conjunction with the Virginia Horse Racing Benevolent and Protective Association (VHPBA), is proud to announce among the lowest industry takeout rates on all wagers for the upcoming Colonial Downs race meeting scheduled to open on August 8. The Colonial Downs Group, which has reestablished […]

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Colonial Downs Group Opens Rosie’s Richmond With 700 Historical Racing Terminals

At a ceremonial ribbon cutting, Colonial Downs Group announced today that Rosie’s Gaming Emporium is now open in Richmond, Va. Rosie’s Richmond features 700 historical horse racing (HHR) machines, simulcast horse racing, restaurant and bar, and gift shop. Aaron Gomes, chief operating officer of Colonial Downs Group, stated, “It is very exciting to be opening […]

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Colonial Downs Launches Voter Referendum Efforts To Allow Pari-Mutuel Wagering In New Virginia County

Colonial Downs Group announced today the submission of paperwork with the clerks of court in the jurisdictions of Danville and Dumfries (Prince William County) to initiate the process of voter referendums to allow pari-mutuel wagering at satellite facilities in accordance with the state code of Virginia. “Since we announced the re-opening of Colonial Downs in […]

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Colonial Downs Names Jason Beem New Track Announcer

Colonial Downs officials announced that veteran race caller Jason Beem will be the official track announcer for the 2019 Colonial Downs meeting, Aug. 8 – Sept. 7. Beem, who began calling races in 2006, is currently the race caller at Monmouth Park through late June. Beem, raised in Washington state, was the race caller at […]

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$500,000 In Daily Purses, Robust Stakes Schedule For Return To Racing At Colonial Downs

Led by the $250,000 Virginia Derby (G3), Colonial Downs announced its 2019 stakes schedule for the 15-day race meeting, Aug. 8 – Sept. 7, which will include $1.8 million in stakes purses as flat racing returns to Virginia for the first time since 2013. Through the investment of the Colonial Downs Group, Colonial Downs has been […]

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Colonial Adds Steeplechase Dates, Putting In New Dirt Surface, Continuing Barn Renovations

Colonial Downs is continuing preparations for its first live meet since 2013 with changes and upgrades to the racetrack facility, according to an item published by the Virginia Thoroughbred Association. At Wednesday’s Virginia Racing Commission meeting,The Colonial Downs Group announced the track will host two steeplechase races each Saturday during the 2019 summer meet and […]

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Second Rosie’s Gaming Emporium Opens In Advance Of Racing’s Return To Colonial Downs

Colonial Downs Gaming held a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Thursday to open Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Vinton, Va. Rosie’s features 150 historical horse racing (HHR) machines, simulcast horse racing, restaurant and bar, and gift shop. Ernie Dellaverson, general manager of Rosie’s Vinton, stated, “After months and months of planning and construction renovations, we are thrilled […]

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