The Edward Evans (Race 3) drew a field of seven including 2016 winner Rose Brier, who will be ridden by Edgar Prado. The 8 year old Mizzen Mast gelding has gone undefeated in four Virginia-bred or sired stakes over the last three years. Queen Caroline looks to defend her title in the Nellie Mae Cox (Race 5) against eight other challengers including 2016 runner-up Secret Or Not. 10-year-old Two Notch Road also looks to defend his title in the White Oak Farm (Race 8). 2016 Jamestown Stakes winner Lime House Louie and Punch Line Stakes runner-up Available are also in the field of eight. The inaugural running of the Tyson Gilpin (Race 9) features the top three finishers from last fall’s Oakley Stakes — Rapid Rhythm, Trish’s Wish and Tiz Our Time. A total of twelve will go to post in the 5 1/2 furlong test.
Horsemen and racing fans alike are encouraged to enjoy the action live at Laurel Park, and to check out new renovations and updates that continue to enhance the customer experience there. Betting is also available at the VEA’s two Richmond area Off Track Betting (OTB) Centers at Breakers Sports Grille and Ponies & Pints. On line wagering is also available for Virginia residents via TVG.com, XPressBet.com, TwinSpires.com and NYRABets.com.