Horse racing to return to Virginia

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Ballerina
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Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:02 pm

Very good. I spend a week in Williamsburg at least once every other year. It was sad to be there last November without option to spend an afternoon at Colonial Downs.

Virginia is one of many states trending smartly.
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Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:58 pm

That is good news.
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Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:48 am

Good news - an opening now hopefully horsemen and "tracks" can get over themselves and bring the industry back!
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Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:21 am

Is Colonial still in suitable condition for racing? What is its ownership situation?
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Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:09 am

http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/g ... 06a45.html

Racing group buys Colonial Downs for more than $20 million, promising to revitalize Virginia horse racing
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Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:18 am

So far so good.
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Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:28 am

Ballerina wrote:http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/g ... 06a45.html

Racing group buys Colonial Downs for more than $20 million, promising to revitalize Virginia horse racing
Thanks for the info Bal.
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Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:37 am

glad to hear it... now if only some wealthy racing folk wanted to buy back/revitalize Blue Bonnets for tb racing I'd be the happiest degenerate there is. :lol:
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:15 pm

I had to search for this old thread, but it's finally happening. The WaPo article is paid subscription, but I think they give some free articles per month.

Horse racing returns as gaming parlors open in Virginia
Horses soon will race again at Colonial Downs, and Virginians will be able to bet on them and play slots-style machines in a casino-like setting at four other locations across the commonwealth.

The Colonial Downs Group will resume horse racing at its track in New Kent County and offer off-track betting at the other sites under the brand Rosie’s Gaming Emporium.

The New Kent County racetrack, between Richmond and Williamsburg, closed in 2014. Colonial Downs plans to resume horse racing there in August.

But before then, Virginians will have a chance to gamble — on historical horse racing gaming machines at the Rosie’s Gaming Emporium locations. The slots-style machines allow players to bet on horses from past races and also bet against other opponents.

The Colonial Downs Group is set to open a Rosie’s at the New Kent County track on April 23. The company will also open gaming parlors in Richmond, Hampton, Chesapeake and the Roanoke County town of Vinton by the end of 2019.
Rosie’s will generate $25 million in state taxes annually and create 800 jobs statewide, according to Colonial Downs spokesman Mark Hubbard. The Richmond location will employ about 150 people and open in June.

Mayor Levar Stoney has endorsed the venture, which will be in South-Central Richmond.

“We’ve had tremendous support from Mayor Stoney and city leaders,” Hubbard said. “The community in the 9th District is excited about us opening soon, and we’re very excited about bringing a new form of entertainment and fun to Richmond.”

The five Rosie’s facilities will include a total of 3,000 historical horse racing gaming machines. The bets feed into a collective pool that players can win, with various purses.

“The revenues that we generate through the machines will help fund purses at the race track and a portion of the revenues will go to the horse racing industry,” Hubbard said.
More: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ho ... 368e651e27

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Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:49 am

Sparrow Castle wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:15 pm
I had to search for this old thread,
At first glance I thought maybe Ballerina was back and started up a conversation?
Hope she's doing well, probably packing for Saratoga already?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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