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Free Admission for Colonial Downs Return

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Colonial Downs

Colonial Downs will offer free general admission to everyone during its upcoming 15-day race meeting Aug. 8 – Sept. 7. Other seating options are available as tickets go on sale this weekend.

Live racing, which will be conducted Thursday – Saturday during the month-long period, will feature approximately $7.5 million in purses. Gates open at 4 p.m. ET and post time for all race days is 5 p.m. ET. The highlight of the racing season the return of the Virginia Oaks and Virginia Derby, both scheduled for Aug. 31.

“Interest in the horse community and among fans is growing exponentially as we quickly approach Aug. 8, and the return of Thoroughbred racing to Colonial Downs,” said Jill Byrne, Colonial Downs Vice President of Racing Operations. “We are already getting calls about ticket sales. It has been so long since we had live racing in the area fans are chomping at the bit to get their tickets!”

General admission will provide apron access with track and paddock-side viewing, covered bench seating and access to the Paddock Bar and Homestretch Hospitality tent. Additionally, Colonial Downs will offer clubhouse dining, clubhouse boxes, turf club dining and turf club suites at prices ranging from $5 per person to higher levels for full-season seats and suites.

For more information visit www.colonialdowns.com.

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