Tickets for Summer Racing at Colonial Downs Now on Sale at Special Early Bird Pricing

It’s time to start thinking spring — and summer — because Virginia’s 2022 horse racing season is just around the corner!

After a series of Point-to-Point and NSA sanctioned jump meets in March, April and May, an expanded 9-week thoroughbred season at Colonial Downs and Rosie’s Gaming will begin July 11 and run thru September 7. Racing will take place every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 1:45 PM. Purses for the meet are projected to be $600,000 per day, so the racing product should be better than ever.

Reserved box and grandstand seats, under cover, are on sale now at

Early bird tickets for each race day are now on sale at at a special price! Enter the promo code EARLYBIRD and get 20% off for a very limited time! General admission once again is free.

Virginia Derby Day is scheduled for Tuesday September 6 and the entire summer stakes schedule will be released soon.

Wootton Aset won the 2021 New Kent County Virginia Derby for trainer Graham Motion (Coady Photography).

Ticketing options in the grandstand include reserved box seats at $12.50 apiece and regular reserved seats at $5.

Options in the air conditioned third floor Jockey Club include table seats at $30 each (must buy entire 2 or 4 seat table) or box/lounge seats for $23.33 (up to 15-person section).

Jockey Club tables are $30 per seat.

Fourth floor options include bar and table seats in the air conditioned 1609 restaurant which are $40 each. 

Table view from the fourth level 1609 restaurant.

For further details on the upcoming “More Races, More Fun” season, visit