Horses boast many advantages over cars: cheaper fuel, better off-roading capability, and much easier to breed. Choose the clear winner with this GrouponLive deal to Colonial Downs Racetrack in New Kent. This Groupon is valid for any race from September 5–October 14. See the calendar for upcoming races. Choose between the following options:
- $33 for a horseracing experience for two (a $71 value)
- $63 for a horseracing experience for four (a $142 value)
With both options, each guest receives the following:
- Ticket for Turf Club admission (a $15 value)
- Race program with tip sheets (a $2.50 value)
- $2 bet
- $16 credit for dinner, served in the Turf Club
- Complimentary harness tour
Home of the Virginia Derby, Colonial Downs Racetrack draws crowds to cheer on stampeding thoroughbreds and harness racers in an environment steeped in Southern gentility. From their perch on the Turf Club balcony, guests enjoy a panoramic view of the homestretch and finish line, where they can watch the drama unfold and study horses for tips on how to beat four-legged friends in footraces. A race program with information on each day's events—complete with expert tips on how to pick winners—helps guests stay abreast of the action and make an informed choice when making their included $2 bet.
With a menu of seasonal fare, the Turf Club fills stomachs while tableside televisions keep diners attune to what’s happening on the track. In addition, an exclusive harness tour grants Groupon holders a behind-the-scenes look at the horseracing lifestyle, allowing them to ask experts about the sacred bond between thoroughbred and jockey and whether humans can metabolize hay.
Colonial Downs Racetrack
Home of the Virginia Derby each summer, Colonial Downs Racetrack upholds the age old Southern tradition of horse racing with a pair of impressive tracks. At 180 feet wide, the Secretariat Turf Course plays host to the derby as well as other summer thoroughbred races. Measuring at 1.25 miles, the outside dirt track is the second largest in the country—dwarfed only by Belmont Park— and plays host the pacers and trotters in the fall harness races. As Virginia's only site for pari-mutuel betting, Colonial Downs attracts droves of racing fans and wandering derby hats throughout the season. Once inside the gates, visitors can enjoy the sights and sounds from the outdoor grandstand or relax in one of Colonial Downs' club and suite seating options, most of which offer dining and betting services, TVs linked to off-track races, and unobstructed birds-eye views of either track outside.
10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy.
New Kent, Virginia 23124