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Colonial Downs

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Racing returns

Colonial Downs is an attractive facility with racing on both turf and grass. It is easy to get to... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Bill O
Providence Forge, Virginia
God track, hit or miss crowds

Unfortunately it looks like they'll be closed this summer, but this is a great track a bit outside... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2014
Joseph B
Norfolk, Virginia
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  • Average8%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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“Racing returns”
13 Mar 2017
“Track is closed”
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10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy, New Kent, VA 23124-2228
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Colonial Downs is an attractive facility with racing on both turf and grass. It is easy to get to and has great viewing options.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Bill O
Reviewed March 13, 2017

The track has been closed for the past couple of years. The word is that it will not reopen. It was a very nice track and the Virginia horse community was sad to see it gone.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank MAK0404
Reviewed February 16, 2016

It's dead, bankrupt, no more...and it's right down the road. The last event that was held was a motorcycle race and that won't be coming to the downs again.. It was an ill fated endeavor from the start.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank MikeM11
Reviewed October 18, 2014

I attended the AMA Grand National motorcycle races at CD. Outstanding day at a world class property.Racing was amaxzing on the Mile, and the food and drink choices were awesome. Definitely would go back for this race.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank GeorgeF387
Reviewed October 17, 2014

Colonial Downs has never been operated very well. It was once a beautiful place, well kept, and beautiful building. The owners have permitted it to go down on purpose. They really never wanted to operate a race track, they just wanted to operate the off...More

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank Buck4you
Reviewed September 29, 2014

I've been visiting Colonial Downs since they opened (25 years ago). In the beginning, this track was beautiful and well-kept. However, I visited this track this past weekend (first time this year since thoroughbred racing wasn't held there), and I felt sad about the state...More

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank Viki613
Reviewed July 3, 2014

Unfortunately it looks like they'll be closed this summer, but this is a great track a bit outside of Richmond. I make the drive from Virginia Beach because it makes for a good day of fun. Plenty of seating available, only a couple bucks to...More

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank Joseph B
Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

It is a very nice clean track with ample parking. It is a perfect place for novice betters with signs that clearly state how to word your bet. Minimum bids are very very low so it is possible to have a good time on a...More

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank pnkgirl27
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went last summer and we had no idea what a nice facility this was. There is covered seating, inside seating, and you can also stand right up to the fence. There were a lot of families. Very reasonable entry fee and lots of activities...More

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank Cathy W
Reviewed August 26, 2013

My family and I go to Colonial Downs every year for the Virginia Derby and we always have a good time. We always pay to either sit in the Party Zone or upstairs in the Jockey Club. General admission is ok too but no perks...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank JustHaze
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