Stakes Galore – Key Races To Wager In Late July

This is the time of year when every weekend seems to include lots of stakes races to watch & wager including multiple Grade I events! Here’s a peek at the last weekend in July — fans can bet the action in Richmond at either the Ponies & Pints OTB downtown, or the Breakers Sports Grille OTB in the west end. Virginia residents can bet on line via,, and Looking further ahead, the month of August features 15 Grade I stakes!

It’s Haskell, Vanderbilt, Jim Dandy & Adios Weekend!

Saturday July 29

At Saratoga – Derby winner Always Dreaming vs. Preakness winner Cloud Computing in the Jim Dandy

*$1.2 Million Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (Gr. I)

*$600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (Gr. 2)

*$250,000 Bowling Green Handicap (Gr. 2)

*$200,000 Amsterdam Stakes (Gr. 2)

At Del Mar – $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (Gr. I)

At The Meadows – $400,000 Adios 3 Year Old Open C/G Pace

Ponies & Pints has a horseplayers exclusive room (shown here) and other areas where sports and horse races are shown together.

Sunday July 30

At Monmouth – Biggest race day of the season!

*$1 Million Haskell Invitational (Gr. I)

*$150,000 Monmouth Stakes (Gr. 3)

*$100,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes (Gr. 3)

*$100,000 Matchmaker Stakes (Gr. 3)

*$100,000 Monmouth Cup Stakes (Gr. 3)

At Del Mar – $300,000 Clement Hirsch Stakes (Gr. I)


*Tuesday July 25 – $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie

*Friday July 28 – $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts Open Trot at Plainridge