New Season of Racing at Colonial Downs
While other racing venues were concentrating on the past weekends’ horse racing action, Colonial Downs was preparing for the back to back schedule of their live racing season, which starts today at 5 pm and will end on 6 August 2008. They will be hitting the ground running as this weekend marks an opening weekend filled with activities, events and explosive racing. Colonial Downs have ensured the 2008 racing season will be as memorable as previous years.
The first horse racing weekend in the Colonial Downs season takes place from the 13th to the 15th of June 2008. There will be specials running throughout the entire weekend. Spectators who attend the racing on Friday night will be pleasantly surprised by the fun and prizes that have been lined up, and on Saturday Colonial Downs will be handing out the 2008-2009 Colonial Downs calendar to the first three thousand spectators who enter the racecourse. Sunday, the 15th of June, is Fathers’ Day and the racecourse has planned to celebrate the special day in style. All the dads who attend will receive a complimentary baseball cap from the racecourse, showing their gratitude for spending their special day at the races. Two dads will also walk away with magnificent prices, and military fathers and their families will be honored.
The $600 000 Colonial Turf Cup will be held on Saturday 21 June 2008, together with the $60 000 Buckland Stakes and the $200 000 All Along Stakes that form part of the Jacobs Investments Slam of Grass Series. Of course the racecourse has organized entertainment, live music and various activities and attractions to distract spectators between events. Family days are also arranged around horse racing events, allowing all the members of the family to be entertained. Activities such as pony rides and jumping castles will keep the youngsters occupied while their parents enjoy the racing action and free admission is given to all children under the age of twelve.
The rest of the season is going to be just as exciting as the opening weekends, and the racecourse has pulled out all the stops to ensure that the spectators enjoy their time spent at the track. With entertainment, specials, family days and commemorative days that have been combined with some of the best racing around, spectators are guaranteed to have fun and be able to catch a glimpse of some of the best horses, trainers and jockeys in live action.