10 Grade I Thoroughbred Stakes Coming Up In Late September

Racing action, from both thoroughbreds and standardbreds, really heats up as the fall  season rolls in.  Over the final two Saturdays in September, there are 10 Grade I stakes races! There are many other graded stakes to complement the 10 as well. First up though is the most anticipated harness race of the year —  the $650,000 Little Brown Jug from Delaware, Ohio on Thursday September 21st!

Your planning guide to late September is here — whether you wager at the Richmond area off Track Betting (OTB) Centers at Ponies & Pints (downtown) or Breakers Sports Grille (west end), or on line via TVG.com, Xpressbet.com, TwinSpires.com or NYRABets.com.

Late September Racing Action = 10 Grade I Stakes!

2 at Parx on Saturday Sept. 23

*$1 Million Pennsylvania Derby

*$1 Million Cotillion Stakes

3 at Belmont on Saturday Sept. 30

*$500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

*$400,000 Beldame Stakes

*$350,000 Vosburgh Stakes

5 at Santa Anita on Saturday Sept. 30

*$300,000 Awesome Again Stakes

*$300,000 Front Runner Stakes

*$300,000 Chandelier Stakes

*$300,000 Zenyatta Stakes

*$300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes

The Ponies & Pints OTB has beverage specials daily from 11 AM – 7 PM and food specials many nights including a Sunday brunch. It is located at 110 N. 18th Street in the Shockoe Bottom neighborhood.


Also on Saturday Sept. 23

*$300,000 Charles Town Oaks (Gr. 3) with 6 other under card stakes at Charles Town

*$300,000 Kelso Handicap (Gr. 2) & $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (Gr. 3) at Belmont

*$700,000 Metro Pace 2 Final & $500,000 She’s A Great Lady Stakes at Mohawk (harness)

On Sunday Sept. 24

*$400,000 Oklahoma Derby (Gr. 3), $200,000 Remington Oaks, $150,000 David Vance Stakes, $175,000 Governor’s Cup & 65 other stakes at Remington!

Also on Saturday Sept. 30

*Commonwealth Day at Laurel Park — Trio of graded stakes all formerly held at Colonial Downs) and five $60,000 stakes for Virginia-breds. All eight are on turf and feature deep fields!

*$400,000 In Reality Stakes & $400,000 My Dear Girl Stakes at Gulfstream Park

*$200,000 Lukas Classic (Gr. 2) & $100,000 Ack Ack Stakes (Gr. 3) at Churchill Downs