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Unanimous Consent Tabbed Morning Line Favorite In Tuesday’s Virginia Derby

A field of 11 3-year-old turf horses were entered in the 19th running of the Grade 3 $300,000 New Kent County Virginia Derby, the pinnacle of a stakes-laden card at Colonial Downs in New Kent, Va., on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Since its inaugural in 1998, the race has been won by champions English Channel and […]

Conagher Goes All The Way In Colonial’s Housebuster

Patricia’s Hope, LLC and Mark Farrar’s Conagher (Jimmy Creed), who broke his maiden one year ago at Colonial Downs, went gate-to-wire in his New Kent, Va., return Monday in the featured $100,000 Housebuster Overnight Handicap. A field of six 3-year-olds competed seven furlongs over the 1 1/4-mile dirt oval. With the scratch of #1 Scaramouche, […]

Grade 1 Steeplechase Winner Snap Decision Takes To Flat In Wednesday’s Colonial Cup

The inaugural running of the $150,000 Colonial Cup, scheduled at 1 1/2 turf miles with an 11-horse field, will highlight Wednesday (July 27) racing action at Colonial Downs. The stakes originally was slated to be held Monday (July 25), but racing was cancelled due to anticipated high temperatures and heat indexes. The “Cup” will be […]

‘A Cherry On Top’: Change Of Control Sprints To Colonial Stakes Triumph

Perry Harrison’s Change of Control captured her tenth lifetime win and pushed her career earnings over the $900,000 mark in Monday’s co-featured $150,000 Andy Guest Stakes at Colonial Downs in New Kent, Va. The 6-year-old Fed Biz mare went three wide at the top of the stretch and drew clear in the 5-1/2 furlong turf […]

Michelle Lovell Has Morning Line Favorites In Both Colonial Downs’ Monday Stakes

Two of the classier horses from trainer Michelle Lovell’s stable have each earned morning line favoritism in a pair of $150,000 open turf sprints this Monday, July 18, at Colonial Downs in New Kent, Va. Just Might, who will become a million-dollar earner with a win in the Van Clief Stakes, is 8-5 in the […]

Colonial Downs Kicks Off 2022 Season With Record Opening Day Handle

Colonial Downs kicked off its “More Racing, More Money, More Fun” summer racing season in grand fashion Monday, with a large crowd on hand, a record opening day handle and “Chamber of Commerce”-type weather. A crowd of 3,077 — up 23 percent from last year’s opener, saw 11 races, ten of which were over the […]

Colonial Downs Barn Area Opens Ahead Of 2022 Meet

Horse vans filled with some of the nation’s top Thoroughbreds rolled through the barn gates Monday morning in preparation for the 2022 Colonial Downs Racing presented by Woodford Reserve – “More Racing, More Money and More Fun,” meeting, which opens Monday, July 11. Now in its fourth year under the management of the Colonial Downs […]

Colonial Downs Lowers Pick 5 Takeout Rate To 12 Percent

When the Colonial Downs Racing presented by Woodford Reserve season gets underway on July 11 there will be “More Racing and More Money” available for the wagering public as the New Kent, Va., racetrack lowers the takeout rate on its Pick 5 wager to just 12% and the bet will offer a carryover provision for […]

Colonial Downs Announces $3.5 Million Stakes Schedule For Expanded 2022 Summer Meet

Colonial Downs Racing presented by Woodford Reserve, which kicks off its 27-day “More Racing, More Money and More Fun” Thoroughbred racing season July 11, unveiled a $3.5 million stakes schedule highlighted by the 19th running of the Grade 3 Virginia Derby. In all, 24 stakes will be contested over the 9-week campaign, 20 of which […]