Virginia Derby Day at Colonial Downs

Date: August 31, 2021
Virginia Derby Day is scheduled for Tuesday August 31, and in addition to the 18th annual renewal that features some of the country’s top trainers, jockeys and three-year-old turf horses, four other grass stakes will be on the card — the $150,000 Virginia Oaks, $150,000 Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Old Nelson Stakes, $100,000 Exacta Systems Rosie’s Stakes and $100,000 Kitten’s Joy Stakes.
2019 Virginia Derby winner English Bee (#8, inside) won a thriller at Colonial Downs over Jais’s Solitude. Photo by Coady Photography.
Post time for the extravaganza is 1:45 PM. General admission and parking is free. Reserved grandstand and box seats along with indoor dining seats/tables are on sale now at Get yours before they sell out!
The 2021 thoroughbred season at Colonial Downs will run from July 19 – September 1.
A total of 25 stakes races worth over $2.7 million will be contested at the upcoming seven-week thoroughbred racing season at Colonial Downs, headlined by the Grade 3, $250,000 New Kent County Virginia Derby. The meet will run from July 19 – September 1 with racing every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:45 PM.