Colonial Downs 2021 Thoroughbred Racing Season

Date: July 19, 2021 - July 29, 2021
Colonial Downs received Virginia Racing Commission approval for a 21-day thoroughbred race season this summer in New Kent that will extend over a seven- week period in New Kent.
The 2021 thoroughbred season at Colonial Downs will run from July 19 – September 1.
The meet will begin July 19 and continue every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday through September 1. The track is now in its third season under ownership of the Colonial Downs Group. The stable area and track will open for training on July 5 and will close on September 8.
2019 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Four Wheel Drive was most impressive in his career debut at Colonial Downs in the 2019 Rosie’s Stakes. Photo by Coady Photography.
Colonial will again offer a diverse stakes program in 2021 highlighted by the Grade 3 Virginia Derby on August 31 and a lucrative Virginia-bred stakes schedule. ​More details will be announced in the coming days at