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Virginia Derby Brings the Stars to Colonial Downs

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   Saturday night in New Kent, Virginia, the Commonwealth becomes the center of the horse racing world. A field of 10 three-year old horses are entered in the 500,000 dollar Virginia Derby. Rydillic is the early 9-5 favorite after going 4 for 4 including a 500 thousand dollar stakes race victory at Penn National Racecourse last month.  It's the 16th running of the Virginia Derby and it will include second Choice Charming Kitten, one of two horses trained by Todd Pletcher. Charming Kitten ran 9th in this year's Kentucky Derby. A total of 12 horse races will be contested Saturday on Derby Day at Colonial Downs.

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