Colonial Downs Broadcasting In High Definition Thanks To The Jockey Club Grant Fund

Colonial Downs, which opened on August 8 for its first live race meet since 2013, is broadcasting races this year in high definition. The signal upgrade was assisted through The Jockey Club High Definition (HD) Grant Fund. Stuart S. Janney III, chairman of The Jockey Club, announced the creation of the HD Grant Fund at […]

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TAA, Virginia HBPA Partner For Best Turned Out Awards On Virginia Derby Day

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is partnering with the Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association to present the Best Turned Out Horse Awards on Virginia Derby Day held Aug. 31 at Colonial Downs. The Virginia HBPA will sponsor a cash prize and gift bag to be given to the winning groom of the Best Turned Out […]

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‘Only Going To Get Better From Here’: Colonial Crowns Two More Stakes Winners Saturday

Despite the fact that Da Hoss Stakes winner Extravagant Kid was invading from Kentucky (via Toronto), the son of Kiss the Kid has strong Virginia ties with owner David Ross of DARRS Inc. who was instrumental in bringing racing back to the Commonwealth. Sheldon Russell rode the 6-year-old gelding to a one-length victory covering the […]

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Colonial Downs Officials ‘Especially Proud’ Of Opening Weekend Reception

Spearheaded by large fields, an influx of nationally-rated horsemen and strong reviews for both the dirt and turf courses, Colonial Downs officials are very encouraged by the overall results of the first week of Thoroughbred racing at the track in six years. The “Racing Revival” at Colonial was launched last Thursday with a 10-race card, […]

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Colonial Downs’ Comeback Card Features 107 Entrants In 10 Races

With new ownership, renovated facilities, and a $300 million investment into Virginia racing in progress, Colonial Downs is set to usher in a new era of thoroughbred racing this coming Thursday August 8th with a ten-race program beginning at 5 PM. Thoroughbred horses last ran at Colonial in the summer of 2013. A total of […]

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Colonial Downs Recognizes Virginia’s ‘Native Son’ With Secretariat Turf Course

Colonial Downs Group announced today plans to name its turf course for 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat. A name synonymous with the sport of Thoroughbred racing, Secretariat was born at Meadow Stable in Doswell, Va., in 1970. He became a national hero in his historic 1973 Triple Crown campaign that set records in each of […]

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Colonial Downs Owners Aim To Open 10 Off-Track Betting Facilities

The new owners of Colonial Downs in Virginia plan to re-open the racing facility in 2019 with financial backing from historical horse racing machines, according to The Breeze. The long-term plan is to operate the maximum-allowed 10 off-track betting facilities across the state, including taking over the four currently in existence, though Virginia Racing Commission officials […]

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