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    Colonial Downs Racetrack Horse Racing

    Our Racebook offers secure online horse betting for Colonial Downs Racetrack daily.
    Active races and results can be found at the Colonial Downs horse betting page.
    Colonial Downs Racing Dates
    2011 Racing Dates June 8 - November 5
     There are currently no horse races scheduled for today.
    Max per Race Payout: CA$ 5,400
    Racetrack Information
    Main track (dirt): 1 1/4 mile, oval
    Length of stretch from last turn to finish line: 1,290.5 feet

    Inner turf course: 7 1/2 furlongs, oval

    Outer turf course: 1 1/8 mile, oval
    Bets available may include: Win, Place, Show, Quinella, Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta, Daily Double, Pick 3, and Pick 4.
    Current Weather
    39 °F
    Cloudy

    Feels Like: 33°F
    Humidity: 84%
    Wind: NNW at 10 mph

    Bodog Racebook Payout Limits

    Max per Race Payout: CA$ 5,400
     

    Graded Stakes Races at Colonial Downs

    Date Race Grade Division
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    About Colonial Downs Racetrack


    The arrival of technologies like the Internet and simulcasting allowed American thoroughbred racing to experience a revival in the late ‘90s. New racetracks began popping up, and with them came new ideas about what a course should look like. Colonial Downs (opened in 1997) is one of those tracks.


    If you go about halfway down the I-64 in Virginia between Richmond and Williamsburg, you’ll find Colonial Downs, nestled by the road in New Kent County. This is not your typical racetrack. The first thing you’ll notice is its size; the Turf Course is 180 feet wide, making it the widest in North America, while the 10-furlong dirt track is second in length only to Belmont’s 12 furlongs.


    In contrast to these giant tracks, the clubhouse is quite small, and the whole operation is run by the Maryland Jockey Club under an unusual agreement between the two states. Colonial Downs divides its calendar between the summer meet for thoroughbreds and the winter meet for harness racing, making this the only 10-furlong harness racing track on the continent.


    During the summer, Colonial Downs runs 80% of its races on the Turf Course, most notably the Grade 2, $750,000 Virginia Derby (10 furlongs, 3-year-olds). The $500,000 Colonial Turf Cup (9.5 furlongs, 3-year-olds and up) was also a Grade 2 stakes before allowing older horses to compete in 2011. These two races make up half of the Grand Slam of Grass, the others being the Breeders' Cup Turf and the Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park.