Colonial Downs Thoroughbred Season Opener in New Kent

Date: July 11, 2022

MORE RACING, MORE FUN! That’s the theme of this year’s expanded 9-week season of summer thoroughbred racing at Colonial Downs that runs from July 11 – September 7.

Racing will take place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:45 PM and general admission is free! Come out and cheer the horses on trackside as they charge down the stretch.

Reserved seats for all race days are now on sale in the grandstand, third floor Jockey Club level and fourth floor 1609 restaurant along with the Sky Suites. Visit to book your today.

Colonial Downs is located at Exit 214 off I-64 in New Kent, halfway between Richmond and Williamsburg.

Colonial Downs will have four turf stakes on the opening day card.

New Kent is a charming rural community with 400 years of history and 23,000 current residents. 66% of the County is covered in pine and hardwood trees. Colonel George Washington was married to Martha Dandridge Curtis at St. Peter’s Church in New Kent. Other great nearby amenities include four golf courses, four wineries, and three rivers for boating and fishing.