Low Takeout Pick-6, Pick-5 Highlight Colonial Downs Wagering Menu

Colonial Downs is bringing the Pick 6 back to Virginia when the 2023 season gets underway on July 13. The Old Dominion 6 will be offered as a classic $1 Pick 6 with a 15% takeout on the final six races daily. If there is no wager correctly selecting all six winners, 25% of the net pool will be paid out to those selecting the most winners while 75% will be carried over to the following program.

After a successful debut in 2022, the 50-cent Pick 5 will feature an Early and Late Pick 5 daily. Offered with a 12% takeout rate, the Early Pick 5 will cover the first five flat races while the Late Pick 5 will cover the final five races.

The 2023 racing season runs from July 13 – September 9 (Coady Photography).

Each Pick 5 will pay out 100% of the net pool to those bettors who correctly select all five winners in the sequence. If there are no winning Pick 5 wagers in either Pick 5, 25% of the net pool will be paid to those who correctly selected the most winners while the remaining 75% will be carried over to the following day’s like Pick 5. Early Pick 5 will carry to the next Early Pick 5 while the Late Pick 5 will carry to the next Late Pick 5 offered.

The Pick 5 and Old Dominion 6 highlight a wagering menu that includes two Pick 4’s. The Early Pick 4 will cover races 2-5 (races 4-7 on Fridays when Steeplechase racing is presented) while the Late Pick 4 will encompass the final four races each day. Colonial Downs will also offer rolling Daily Doubles and rolling Pick 3 wagers starting with the 1:30 p.m. first race each Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The minimum wager for Win, Place, and Show wagers is $2; the Exacta, Daily Double, Pick 3 and Old Dominion 6 will carry a $1 base; Trifecta, Pick 4, and Pick 5 wagers can be played for as little as 50-cents; and the Superfecta will have a 10-cent minimum.

Reserved box and grandstand seats, under cover, are on sale now at colonialdowns.com (Coady Photography).

Colonial Downs kicks off its 2023 season on Thursday, July 13 and will continue through Saturday, September 9. The 27-day meet is highlighted by a record of more than $5.2 million in stakes purses.

The total is buoyed by the relocation of the Grade 1 Arlington Million, Grade 1 $500,000 Beverly D. and Grade 2 $500,000 Secretariat Stakes from their long-time home at Arlington International Racecourse. (The Million and Beverly D. were raced at Churchill Downs in 2022.) In addition, the Grade 3 New Kent County Virginia Derby will carry a $500,000 purse, $200,000 more than last year, and its sister race the (Listed) Virginia Oaks, has been kicked up by $50,000 to $250,000.

The Million, Beverly D., and Secretariat will be raced on Saturday, August 12, the traditional weekend for the internationally renowned trio. The Million will be run at 1¼ miles and the Beverly D. will be contested at 1-3/16 miles while the one-mile Secretariat leads perfectly into the nine-furlong Virginia Derby four weeks later on closing day Saturday, September 9. The Beverly D. is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” race in the Filly & Mare Turf division.

In addition to the Secretariat Turf Course, Colonial features a 1-1/4 mile dirt oval (Coady Photography).

The Virginia Derby will headline closing day with $1.3 million in stakes purses. In addition to the Virginia Derby and Oaks, the closing day program will include the $150,000 Colonial Cup for older runners at the marathon distance of 1½ miles, the $150,000 Da Hoss Stakes for older horses at 5½ furlongs on turf, $125,000 Rosie’s Stakes for 2-year-olds sprinting 5 ½ furlongs on turf, and $125,000 Kitten’s Joy Stakes for 2-year-olds over a two-turn 1-1/16 miles on turf.

All of Colonial Downs races will be televised on FanDuel TV or FanDuel Racing

About Colonial Downs

Colonial Downs Racetrack, in New Kent, Virginia, hosts live thoroughbred racing on two nationally renowned surfaces – the Secretariat Turf Course, the widest turf course in North America at 180 feet wide and on a 1 1/4-mile dirt track, second in length to only the world-famous Belmont Park.

The Colonial Downs Group, which is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ Global Select Market: CHDN), also operates Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums® in Richmond, Hampton, New Kent, Vinton, and Dumfries which offer innovative historic horseracing (HHR) gaming technology and full card simulcasting as well as Rosie’s Game Room in Collinsville, which features a limited selection of some of their best HHR titles plus full card simulcasting. The 2023 live racing season, which consists of 27 days from July 13 through September 9, is highlighted by the Grade 1 Arlington Million, Grade 1 Beverly D. and Grade 2 Secretariat Stakes on August 12 and the Grade 3 New Kent County Virginia Derby on September 9.  The Beverly D. is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win & You’re In” race.