Horseplayer’s Labor Day Weekend Stakes Lineup for Richmond OTBs

There is nothing better than a holiday weekend where tracks showcase some of the year’s best races for horseplayers to handicap, watch & wager! Here is the 2017 lineup and yes, it is closing weekend at both Saratoga and Del Mar. Kentucky Downs, which has incredible grass racing and huge fields, begins their special five day meet on Saturday.

Racing fans can bet at the Richmond Off Track Betting (OTB) Center locations at Ponies & Pints downtown and at Breakers Sports Grille in the west end. Virginia residents can wager on line via,, and   

Labor Day Weekend Simulcast Lineup – last call for Saratoga & Del Mar!

Saturday September 2

 at Saratoga:

*$750,000 Woodward Stakes (Gr. I)

*$350,000 Spinaway Stakes (Gr. I)

*$300,000 Saranac Stakes (Gr. 3)

*$200,000 Glens Falls Handicap (Gr. 3)

at Kentucky Downs                                               

*$400,000 Tourist Mile Stakes

*$350,000 Exacta Systems Juvenile Fillies

*$350,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile

*$150,000 One Dreamer Stakes

at Del Mar

*$300,000 Del Mar Debutante (Gr. I)

*$200,000 John C. Mabee Stakes (Gr. 2)

HARNESS at Mohawk

*$550,000 Canadian Pacing Derby, plus a trio of $175,000 stakes

HARNESS at Yonkers

*$500,000 Messenger Pace – 3 YO Open

*$500,000 Yonkers Trot – 3 YO Open

HARNESS at Scioto Downs

*$2 Million Ohio Sire Stake Finals – 8 divisional races worth $250,000 each!


Monday September 4                                                  

*$350,000 Hopeful Stakes (Gr. I) at Saratoga

*$300,000 Del Mar Futurity (Gr. I) at Del Mar

*$300,000 Smarty Jones Stakes (Gr. 3) at Parx

*$300,000 Turf Monster (Gr. 3) at Parx

*200,000 Greenwood Cup (Gr. 3) at Parx

*$1 Million Pennsylvania Sire Stake card at Pocono Downs – 4 stakes for 2 year olds!