The Dogwood Classic is April 5th, Ready Your Bow Ties and Big Hats (Ticket Giveaway)

by | Mar 19, 2014 | POLITICS

Spring time is near, and that means the sun on your face, the wind in your hair, and a cool cocktail in one hand while you scream your head off at a horse.

Spring time is near, and that means the sun on your face, the wind in your hair, and a cool cocktail in one hand while you scream your head off at a horse.

At least that’s what spring means to me; a fan of the occasional off-track gambling trip, a proverbial fan of yelling at beasts of burden, and generally a big fan dressing fancy.

Anywhoo, the Dogwood Classic is a rare chance to mix my passions into one Sunday afternoon. And it doesn’t hurt when the event has a non-profit bend, with a portion of the Dogwood Classic proceeds going to the local Blue Knights Chapter XVII, whose fundraising efforts support Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, the Virginia Wounded Warrior program and V-COPS.

You can pick up tickets to the Dogwood classic here – there are a couple price points, with tickets ranging from $200 to $10.

As for the delightful top image, this year’s theme is “Casino Royale,” so your bow tie is extra relevant, as is your consumption of martinis.

The folks at Colonial Downs were also nice enough to off us with some tickets to give away to the event.

Win a 4 Pack of General Admission Tickets to the Dogwood Classic Races, Saturday April 5th at Colonial Downs. Enjoy an afternoon of world class steeplechase racing and rail side tailgating. For info and tickets, visit or call 804-966-7223, ext. 1073.

Click through the widget below to enter. Good luck, and we’ll see you at the races!

Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner

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