Thanksgiving Weekend Offers Plenty Of Simulcast Action For Horseplayers

 Thanksgiving Weekend Stakes Celebration, Nov. 24-26

 Bet A  Grade I Stakes Each Day!

The Virginia Bets OTBs — in Richmond & Chesapeake — will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. There is plenty of action the rest of the weekend to watch & wager including a trio of Grade I stakes races. Visit out new OTB in Chesapeake at the Buckets Bar & Grill in the Battlefield Shopping Center. Our Richmond OTBs are at Ponies & Pints downtown and at Breakers Sports Grille in the west end. Virginia residents can also wager on line via one of four partner company sites —,, and

Friday November 24 at Churchill Downs –  *$500,000 Clark Handicap, plus:

-$200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes at Churchill

-$250,000 Comely Stakes (Gr. 3) at Aqueduct

-$200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (Gr. 2) at Del Mar

Ponies & Pints is a spacious restaurant that can handle large crowds on big race days. The OTB has 40 TVs and over 40 craft beers on tap.

Saturday November 25 at Del Mar – $300,000 Hollywood Derby, plus:

-$200,000 Jockey Club Stakes (Gr. 2) at Churchill

-$200,000 Golden Rod Stakes (Gr. 2) at Churchill

-$200,000 Discovery Handicap (Gr. 3) at Aqueduct

-$150,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup (Gr. 3) at Hawthorne

-$175,000 Kennedy Road Stakes (Gr. 2) at Woodbine

Breakers Sports Grille OTB features both smoking and non-smoking sections, and a full menu.

Sunday November 26 at Del Mar – $300,000 Matriarch Stakes, plus:

-$200,000 Seabiscuit Stakes (Gr. 2) at Del Mar

-$100,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (Gr. 3) at Del Mar

Buckets has a main dining room/lounge which offers a combination of sports & horse racing on TVs.



*6 stakes at Zia Park and 4 at Penn National