Races Announced For Saturday’s Free Handicapping Contest at Richmond’s Ponies & Pints OTB

April 21st is the first Saturday in months that does not feature a key prep race for the May 5th Kentucky Derby.  Don’t fret — there are still several reasons why this is a “must attend” Saturday at the OTBs, especially at downtown Richmond’s Ponies & Pints location.

Ponies & Pints is at 110 N. 18th Street in Shockoe Bottom and features 40 TVs and 40 craft beer taps!

You can enjoy lunch or dinner, sip your favorite libation, and bet Charles Town’s only afternoon card of the year! Their signature $1.2 Million Charles Town Classic is the featured event along with a great under card. Laurel has a big day with five $100,000 stakes and it’s Keeneland’s final Saturday card of their spring meet. Here’s the biggest reason to come out — compete in a FREE handicapping contest  with $500 in cash prizes!

Contestants will make a selection in 8 different contests races — a combination of stakes from Charles Town, Laurel and Keeneland.  Players will get a $2 mythical win/place wager on those selections. The contestants with the 5 highest mythical bankrolls will share in the $500 pool as follows:

1st – $250;   2nd – $125;    3rd – $60;   4th – $40;   5th – $25

UPDATE: April 18th. Here are the confirmed 8 contest races:
Race 1 – $35,000 Down Town Allen Stakes at Charles Town (4:01 PM)
Race 2 – $50,000 Coin Collector Stakes at Charles Town (4:33 PM)
Race 3 – $125,000 Weber City Miss Stakes at Laurel (4:40 PM)
Race 4 – $100,000 Dance to Bristol Stakes at Charles Town (5:04 PM)
Race 5 – $100,000 Henry Clark Stakes at Laurel (5:10 PM)
Race 6 – $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes at Keeneland (5:30 PM)
Race 7 – $1.2 Million Charles Town Classic at Charles Town (5:36 PM)
Race 8 – $125,000 Federico Tesio Stakes at Laurel (5:40 PM)
Complete your free contest entry any time from 11 AM – 4 PM. Entries must be in by the start of the first contest race.