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New Kent County Virginia Derby Betting Preview

September 9, 2023


The upcoming 2023 New Kent County Virginia Derby will be race 10 at the Colonial Downs in New Kent, Virginia. Plenty of great horses will be on display, showcasing their talents for exciting betting opportunities.


  • Date / Track: 09/09/2023 Colonial Downs

  • Post Time: 6:20 PM ET

  • Distance: 1 ? m (outer turf)

  • Purse: $500,000

New Kent County Virginia Derby Betting Preview

The upcoming race features an outstanding array of matchups, promising an enthralling racing spectacle. Among the 11 contenders, a select group of horses has truly dazzled with their exceptional year-long performances.

Five out of the 11 are coming off victories, while two more have landed within the top three in finishes for their recent races. Indeed, this will be a competitive field to cipher through.

Horses with Best Chance to Win

Each horse has a good opportunity to win, with some more appealing than others. Below you can see which horses could win or potentially place within the top three, and guide you on exacta and trifecta bets.

Activist Investing 10-1

Activist Investing is a horse that is trained by Chad Brown and happens to have appealing odds. He is coming off of his first race for the year, which was a victory at the SAR AlwOC back in August. Brown could have him in great shape as this event approaches.

Gigante 6-1

Gigante returns to racing as he is coming off of a victory at the Secretariat States G2 event. He has been fairly consistent this year, with two wins and a third place finish out of four starts. With this kind of momentum, it would not hurt to throw some money his way.

Dataman 15-1

Dataman is worth some attention, as he is coming off of a win at the Bald Eagle Derby LS. In 2023 alone, he has two wins in three starts. This would be a perfect opportunity at these odds, assuming he can race against better competitors.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie shows off a wide spectrum of thrilling betting prospects in anticipation of the highly awaited 2023 New Kent County Virginia Derby. Check out the roster of formidable participants preparing for this intensely competitive racing spectacle.


  • Freedom Trail: 20-1

  • Gigante: 6-1

  • Runaway Storm: 12-1

  • Salute The Stars: 4-1

  • Dataman: 15-1

  • Mondego: 5-1

  • Activist Investing: 10-1

  • Laurel Valley: 30-1

  • Integration: 8-1

  • Ari Gold: 8-1

  • Program Trading: 7-2



Program Trading 7-2

Program Trading is another horse trained by Chad Brown for this event. Trading is coming off of a victory at the Saratoga Derby G1.

In every start of his career (three races) he has won. This horse will arguably have the most attention to see if he can continue the winning streak.

Final Pick: Take Program Trading at 7-2 to Win