The Breeders’ Cup may be over now and the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup is still 2 1/2 months away, but there’s some great stakes racing taking place from tracks around the country every weekend! On Thanksgiving weekend, you can bet a different Grade I stakes on that Friday, Saturday & Sunday. This coming Saturday (November 11), Laurel, Gulfstream and Aqueduct take center stage.
Bet the action at a Richmond area Off Track Betting (OTB) Center — Ponies at Pints downtown, or Breakers Sports Grille in the west end. Our new OTB location in Chesapeake looks like it might be open in time for the weekend races! It is located at Buckets Bar & Grill in the Battlefield Shopping Center in Great Bridge. We’ll have up to the minute updates at the Virginia Horse Racing facebook page.
Veterans Day Holiday Stakes on Saturday November 11
At Laurel – 6 Stakes Races Worth A Combined $575,000 as they celebrate the career of Ben’s Cat
*$100,000 Richard Small Stakes
*$100,000 James F. Lewis III Stakes
*$100,000 Safely Kept Stakes
*$100,000 Smart Halo Stakes
*$100,000 City of Laurel Stakes
*$75,000 Geisha Stakes
At Gulfstream – Million Preview & Juvenile Stakes Day
*Bet 8 combined stakes worth $600,000
At Aqueduct – $200,000 Red Smith Handicap (Gr. 3)