Condition Book For 2021 Colonial Downs Summer Racing Season Now Available Online

The Condition Book for the 2021 summer meet in New Kent is now available online at Colonial-Downs-2021-Condition-Book.pdf (colonialdowns.com).

Hardcopy editions will be printed the week of April 26. The season will run from July 19 – September 1 with racing every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:45 PM.. Two steeplechase races will be contested every Monday before the pari-mutuel card begins. Details and conditions for those will be posted at nationalsteeplechase.com.

Meet highlights include:

*Approximately $500,000 in daily purses and over $2.75 million in total stakes, including a robust Virginia-bred and Virginia-certified schedule during the meet that will attract top horses, trainers and jockeys from around the country to compete on the renowned Secretariat turf course, and 1 1/4 miles dirt track.

*July 19 – 21 – opening week kicks off with over $400,000 in VA bred and restricted stakes races.

*August 30 – September 1– closing week offering over $1.2 million in stakes races.

*Virginia Derby Day is scheduled for Tuesday August 31, and in addition to the 18th annual renewal that features some of the country’s top 3-year-old turf horses, four other grass stakes will be on the card — the $150,000 Virginia Oaks, $150,000 Old Nelson, $100,000 Rosie’s Stakes and $100,000 Kitten’s Joy. Five $100,000 black-type stakes for Virginia-bred/sired horses will take place the next day. The Jamestown, Camptown, Brookmeade, Edward P. Evans and Punch Line will highlight the September 1 finale.

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