Welcome to Delaware Handicap, Indiana Derby, Los Alamitos Derby & Meadowlands Pace Day!

Horseplayers will enjoy a mid-summer feast of stakes races Saturday July 15th, including the $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby (Gr. 3), which was just added to the lineup. Other key races include the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (Gr. 1) at Delaware Park, the $500,000 Indiana Derby (Gr. 3) at Indiana Grand, the $750,000 Meadowlands Pace and a trio of $75,000 stakes at nearby Laurel.

Queen Caroline went wire-to-wire in successfully defending her crown in the Nellie Mae Cox Stakes June 24th at Laurel. Photo by Jim McCue.

Best of luck to Virginia-bred Queen Caroline, whom will compete in Saturdays $100,000 Indiana General Assembly Distaff Stakes, part of the Indiana Derby under card at Indiana Grand Racecourse. The 4 year old Blame filly is fresh off a victory in the $75,000 Nellie Mae Cox Stakes June 24th. Out of the Forestry mare, Queens Plaza, Queen Caroline was bred by Morgan’s Ford Farm and is owned by Virginian Amy Moore.

Ponies & Pints is a 5600 square foot facility with a large main dining/lounge area, an OTB exclusive room, outdoor patio with betting and a game room.

Fans can bet the action at two Richmond area Off Track Betting Centers — Ponies & Pints downtown, and at Breakers Sports Grille in the west end. Virginia residents can also bet via one of four on line partner sites — TVG.com, XPressbet.com, TwinSpiresw.com and NYRABets.com.

The popular Saratoga and Del Mar meets begin this coming week. Del Mar kicks off their season Wednesday July 19 and Saratoga begins Friday July 21.D