New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | August 19, 2022

Colonial Downs race season kicks off July 11

By Community Member | July 5, 2022 12:15 pm

Live horse racing will return to Colonial Downs Racetrack in New Kent beginning Monday, July 11.

Top Thoroughbred horses will run every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, with post time slated for 1:45 p.m. The 2022 season will be highlighted by the $300,000 Virginia Derby that will be run on Tuesday, Sept. 6, on the Secretariat Turf Course.

There will be five promotional giveaway days on July 11, July 19, Aug. 3, Aug. 16, and Aug. 23. General admission and parking is free, with premium tickets available for purchase.

For full racing schedules, to purchase premium tickets, or additional information, visit