New Kent County Virginia Derby Day

Date: September 9, 2023

Make plans to attend the 20th running of the Grade 3 New Kent County Virginia Derby — now with a $500,000 purse — on Saturday September 9! The country’s top three-year-old turf horses and the sport’s best jockeys and trainers will compete in one of the Commonwealth’s top annual horse races.

Colonial Downs will begin its 4th season under ownership of the Colonial Downs Group on July 11 (Coady Photography).

Five under card stakes will complement the Derby including the $250,000 Virginia Oaks, $150,000 Da Hoss Stakes, $150,000 Colonial Cup, $125,000 Exacta System Rosie’s Stakes, $125,000 Kitten’s Joy Stakes.

Post time is 1:30 PM. Purchase reserved seats in advance. General admission is free as always!