We’re getting set for weekend #2 of action at the new Off Track Betting Center at Breakers Sports Grille in Richmond’s west end in the TJ Maxx Plaza.
Woodbine has a pair of $250,000 stakes for 2 year olds – Saturday’s Prince Elizabeth Stakes is for filles and Sunday’s Coronation Futurity is for colts. Gulfstream Park West has a Sunshine Millions preview card Saturday with 7 $100,000 state-bred stakes. Del Mar opens their fall meet this weekend, and Churchill Downs chips in with $100,000 Commonwealth Turf (Gr. 3) for 3 year olds on Saturday.
Virginia-bred Sticksstatelydude is back in graded stakes action Saturday at Aqueduct! The 3 year old son of First Dude has entered the $150,000 Discovery Stakes (Gr. 3) and is 6-1 early in the field of 11.
Bred by Canyon Lake Thoroughbreds, he is fresh off a runner-up finish in the Oklahoma Derby (Gr. 3) September 25th at Remington, and a 4th in the Smarty Jones Stakes September 5th at Parx. Joel Rosario is in the irons Saturday for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. The race is the 8th on the card and is slated for 3:47 PM. As a side note, Aqueduct is still not available to wager at the new OTB, so those bets need to be placed with one of our three partner on lien betting companies — TVG.com, XpressBet.com, and TwinSpires.com.
Meadowlands offers a quartet of major league harness stakes Saturday night. The $400,000 TVG Open Pace & $400,000 Open Trot headline the quartet.
The OTB is at 9127 W. Broad Street and is open 7 days/nights a week from 12 Noon – 11 PM. Come watch, wager & win tuis weekend!