The second season of Colonial Downs’ resurgence will take place from July 27 – September 2 with racing every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 5:30 PM. Virginia Derby Day is scheduled for Tuesday September 1 — with a stellar under card that includes the Virginia Oaks, Rosie’s Stakes and the Kitten’s Joy Stakes.
At the renovated New Kent facility, horses compete over the Secretariat Turf Course — which at 180 feet across is the widest grass surface in North America — and the 1 1/4 miles long dirt oval which is the nation’s second largest (Belmont’s is 1 1/2 miles around). An average of $300,000 in purse monies will be given away daily which means the quality of competition is sure to please.
For more details, visit www.colonialdowns.com.