Racing to return to Colonial Downs in 2019

Racing to return to Colonial Downs in 2019
New Kent County is celebrating the return of racing at Colonial Downs. (Source: NBC12)

NEW KENT, VA (WWBT) - Live horse racing will be returning to New Kent County.

Colonial Downs announced it was granted an operating license by the Virginia Racing Commission and plans to host 15 thoroughbred racing dates next summer.

A Chicago-based company bought the racetrack for around $20 million earlier this year.

Colonial Downs hasn’t held races since 2014.

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