Virginia-bred horses will get a chance to compete in a second “showcase” type day in Maryland this year on Saturday June 25th at Pimlico. The event is part of a new “Mid- Atlantic Day” race card that will feature a series of three stakes and two maiden races exclusively for Virginia- Breds. This new program is in addition to the annual Virginia-Bred Stakes Day slated for September 24th at Laurel, where five long time $60,000 stakes will be run.
“Mid-Atlantic Day” is the highlight of Pimlico’s closing weekend and will include a trio of new $60,000 Virginia-bred stakes — the Nellie Cox (3 & up girls on turf, 1 1/16 miles), the Edward Evans (3 & up boys on turf, 1 1/16 miles) and the White Oak Farm (5 furlongs, turf). A pair of $30,000 Virginia-bred maiden races will also be contested — one for boys and one for girls — ages 3 & up respectively on turf at 5 furlongs. Maryland-bred horses will also be showcased in their own slate of similar races that afternoon.
The third annual Virginia-bred Stakes Day at Laurel this fall will again feature the Oakley, Bert Allen, Jamestown, Brookmeade and Punch Line Stakes. More details will be available at www.virginiahorseracing.com in the coming days.