Colonial Downs has cancelled race programs on Monday August 11 and Tuesday August 12 due to a Covid-related issue — a rider in the Colonial jockey colony testing positive for Covid-19.
Moving forward, entries for the next scheduled program — Monday August 17 — will be taken Wednesday August 12. The meet will continue every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 5:30 PM. until September 2.
Here is an official statement from Colonial Downs:
Colonial Downs Group puts the health and safety of our team, partners and visitors as our top priority. We established thorough protocols prior to the 2020 racing season to address any issues that may arise from the coronavirus pandemic. An out-of-state jockey, who was at the track one week ago, has informed us that he today tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, and in an abundance of caution, Colonial Downs is cancelling racing today, August 11, and tomorrow, August 12. We are coordinating our effort with the local health department and have notified all participating parties. We are working with the Virginia Racing stakeholders on replacement dates and to determine when we can resume our normal schedule.