NEW KENT, Va. — It has been nearly six years since horses last raced through the finish line at Colonial Downs. Live races are scheduled to return starting in August of 2019.

The last race was held in 2013. One year later, the 300-acre property shut down.

Here's the schedule for 2019:

  • August 8-10  5 p.m.
  • August 15-17 5 p.m.
  • August 22-24 5 p.m.
  • August 29-30 5 p.m.
  • August 31 5 p.m.: Virginia Oaks & Virginia Derby
  • September 5-7 5 p.m.

The revival of Colonial Downs, the second largest race track in the country after Belmont Park in New York, will bring economic growth to the community. The $300 million investment will create 800 jobs and generate $25 million annually in state taxes. 

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Click here to learn more about Colonial Downs located at 10515 Colonial Downs Parkway in New Kent, Virginia.