Colonial Downs reschedules races

Following the cancellation of two race days because of a power outage and extreme heat, Colonial Downs announced Tuesday the New Kent track will make up several of the races.

A pair of races were added to the Virginia Derby race card for July 21. Post time for Derby day is now 5 p.m. instead of 6 p.m., and will feature 14 races including five stakes races.

Two races were added to the race card for July 28, closing night for thoroughbred racing. Post time was moved up to 5 p.m. Also, a 10-race card was added for July 25 with a 5 p.m. post time.

There will be an additional race for programs this Saturday and Sunday at the track.

Colonial Downs suspended its race day programs July 1 because of a power outage following severe storms and on July 8 because of extreme heat. Racing resumes at the track at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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