Virginia Derby Day

The $500,000 Virginia Derby (Gr. II) is the richest annual thoroughbred horse race in Virginia. It attracts the nation's best 3-year-old turf horses and the sport's top jockeys and trainers. A total of 12 races are available to watch and wager between 5-11 PM. Three dfferent parties are also available to enjoy in addition to regular general or grandstand admission. The all inclusive Party Zone includes food & beverages, the "Thrill on the Hill" is a BYOB party with Buffalo Wild Wings in the first turn area, and out Top of the Tote deck party gives you an infield type experience. Colonial Downs is located on I-64 between Richmond and Williamsburg at Exit 214 in New Kent. 


Event Dates/Times

 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM


 General admission - $7 adults; kids 12 & under are free; Party areas available for additional fee