Weather forces cancellation of Colonial Downs Thursday card

by | Aug 22, 2019 | Breaking, Business, Virginia, Virginia Business

Racing at Colonial Downs. Photo by The Racing Biz.

Thursday’s nine-race program at Colonial Downs was canceled because of severe late afternoon thunderstorms that rolled into the New Kent area right around when racing was scheduled. For the safety of the equine competitors and racing fans, the entire card was canceled shortly before 6:00 PM. The program is expected to be made up.

Racing at Colonial resumes Friday (August 23) with a nine race card beginning at 5 PM. The 17th running of the Grade 3 New Kent County Virginia Derby highlights the meet and is scheduled for Saturday, August 31. The Derby Day card will be drawn this coming Tuesday. 


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